My mother's attention to detail made my birthday--and me--feel really, really special. And that's the kind of feeling I like to imbue into my own parties now that I'm one of the grown-ups. My boyfriend and I threw our 2nd annual summer joint birthday party this past weekend, and I had an excellent time planning and participating in it.
Sprinkles...because life needs more color.
The spread...custom crostini, pasta, and salad bar
Paper fans...it was hot. Like, really hot.
I inadvertently forgot to pick up a "t" for the photo booth sign. It was lovingly referred to as the "Phoo Booth" all day.
Silliness ensues. Mission accomplished.
The hosts...Vin and Jenn.
Rachel, the pirate princess and Jason, the kooky cowboy.
An intriguing scene.
The Panda. Otherwise known as "The Greatest Cake on Earth". Made with painstaking care by our great friend Rachel.
Everyone was sent home with homemade chocolate and cookie-dipped pretzels. More details to come all this week!