I turned 3-0!!

Betcha can't tell which one of these lovely ladies is me? My mom looks just as young as I am...or I look just as old as she is. Hmmm, wonder which it is?


She helped me throw a fantastic 30th party for a few friends. We had the big shindig at her house and it was SO MUCH FUN!

Here are a few pictures of the decorations...which were kept to a minimum, because we had an "Accessory Swap" and I wanted all the accessories to take center stage.









A Taco Bar was the meal for the evening and I think it was a BIG hit will all those who attended!





After we ate, we started our "Swap"! Here's how it worked:

Each attendee brought with them accessories from their closet that they no longer liked or wore. Preferrably something that was still in style and still functional. Then we all drew numbers to see which order we would shop in. As each number was up, that person would go in and "shop" for their new piece and then bring it out on the deck to show us...where they got a lot of Ohhh's and Ahhh's and applause. IT WAS THE MOST FUN!!

We ended up going three full rounds and then just let everyone pick from what was left...if there was something they wanted they took it, if they had all they wanted they just left what was there. We really didn't have much left when it was all said and done.


One of the rules that I forgot to mention was that they were not allowed to "shop" from my mom's house. Here Lindsay tried to "swap" my mom's current bag...I MIGHT have been in on it too, but it was pretty funny to see mom's face when Mom saw what she had "picked"!!!


After shopping we had the most delicious pink cupcakes with black edible glitter...Happy Birthday to ME!!


This party was one of the most fun I have ever been to {and it has nothing to do with the fact that it was FOR me!}. I heard lots of great things from the ladies who attended as well. It was deemed a huge success! My favorite comment of the night came from April who said, "This is the best party! It's not even my birthday and I am going home with stuff!" That right there made my whole night.

I guess I should have taken a picture of all the things I got from the swap, but I guess you will just have to settle for me telling you. I got a necklace, a scarf, a pin/hair accessory, and a purple beaded bracelet. I LOVE IT ALL!

A huge thank you to my mother, who I couldn't have done this party without! She cleaned her entire house and helped me get ready for it! Plus she "hosted" the whole evening and I just got to enjoy being with my friends.


Another HUGE thank you to this man. Jene busted his rear getting the roof put on the deck so we would have some shade to enjoy during the evening. He also wired and hung that FAB.U.LOUS chandelier above the picnic table outside. I really wish I would have taken a picture of it lit up...before all the bugs crawled in it!


This party was a few weeks before my "actual" birthday. Last weekend we went to Ardmore to spend the weekend at the lake with my dad and Jennifer. I will do another post about that!

In the meantime, 30 has STUNK!! Allergies have bothered me, bout with a stomach bug, and now a ROTTEN summer cold. What I wouldn't give to go back to my 20's!! LOL!!


Melanie said...

Fun party for sure!! And you are right. .30's stink. .soon your hair will turn gray, your joints will start creaking, your abdomen skin will sag, and your eyes will start to fail. .wonder what 40 will bring?? :-)

Sara said...

Oh Melanie...I don't EVEN want to think about 40!!

Becky said...

Well, I'm 32 and have experienced all the things Melanie listed. I might very well be dead by the time I'm 40! =)
Looks like a great party! Love the picture of you and your mom. It's amazing that Cambree will be able to see EXACTLY what she will look like at at different stages of her life. The resemblance of you guys is just unbelievable!

Robin Allen said...

I must be DEAD Good LORD girls I am 5-0 and it really is not too bad if you can forgive the facial hair that I can NOT see.....

Robin Allen said...

Seriously.....THAT was one of the best parties that we have had...and we have had a bunch in the past 30 yrs....We will be glad to do it again when you turn the big 4-0....IF you can still keep up with me.....TEEE HEEE

Melissa said...

Looks like you all had a blast! Wish I could have made it. I think our 30's are going to be the best! Just think Bestie we already one decade behind us and many more to come! :)

Rhonda said...

Sorry for your allergy stuff, but I do want to say a "Happy Belated 30th," and I hope you have a great year ahead! Loved reading about the party! LOL about the "purse swap." :)