Decorate. Never underestimate the wonders of a dollar store.
Step 2: Ensure happiness of guests via the use of libation and baked goods
Cupcake lovers unite!
Vanilla cake with strawberry icing, lemon cake with vanilla icing, chocolate-chocolate cake
(These were not the only cakes though!)
Spiked lemonade. This stuff with change your life, or possibly make you an alcoholic
To make: 1 bottle lemon flavored vodka, 1 container defrosted frozen lemonade concentrate, 1 2-liter bottle of lemon-lime seltzer
Jello shots. Because deep down inside I’m still in college.
Step 3: Don multiple personalities
My bestest friend and I have an ongoing joke about pretty much anything having to do with Prince. So, as she helped me set up for the party, she gave me my birthday present: a raspberry beret. I guess Etsy was out of Little Red Corvettes.
Princess of Pink
Pink cupcake, pink dress, pink tiara. Too much?
Step 4: Do something to be proud of
When the party ended I had collected $75 for Ronald McDonald House Charities and I will match those donations for a grand total of $150. Not a bad way to end 2010.
Step 5: Hobnob with the beautiful people
I’m grateful everyday for my friends!
Step 6: Make a wish
I hope it comes true!
Step 7: Be totally overwhelmed by your friends generosity
Prior to my party I heard some dissent regarding my request for no no gifts. Some friends chose to blatently ignore my request. I can’t be mad, I am the luckiest person in the world to have such amazing people in my life.
First of all, I am now the owner of the biggest bag of Gummy Bears ever!
I will eat them when I play with my…
Brand new Wii!
This was a little overwhelming for me. I literally opened the bag and burst into tears. I can’t believe how ridiculously generous my friends are. This may be the biggest gift I’ve ever received. I’m still a little in shock. I woke up this morning called my mom and bust out into tears again. I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this, but I have a very hard time receiving gifts. I am much more comfortable giving than receiving, I’m also super sappy–so, like I said, a gift this big was really overwhelming for me.
Something tells me 28 is going to be a very good year. How could it not be, I’m surrounded by the people I love most in the world.
This was in fact a potluck, but I got so sidetracked by fun that I forgot to photograph the food! Utter craziness, I know.