Thursday, January 8, 2009

How to Celebrate 30 years?

Hello Blog Friends!!! I need your help! I will be turning 30 this month, and I would love to mark the occasion with a birthday party. However, I can not decide on a theme. Do you have any ideas? I wanted to go with a theme party because last year for my 29th birthday I had an 80's party. It was so much fun, and a little out of control. However, I am having a hard time coming up with another theme.

I thought about a red carpet theme where everyone comes dresses as their favorite actor or movie character. I also thought about a Roaring 20s theme, but I thought the costumes might be a little hard to come by. I have even considered a Mardi Gras theme. What do you think? Any ideas?


While I am at it, I will share my 80's party with you! For my 80's party, everyone came dressed in 80's attire. We had a house full of people! There were over 40 people that came! It was so wonderful to be surrounded by so many friends on my birthday! The 80's party also included:

  • Capri Suns injected with alcohol. (also had beer and wine)
  • All 80's music.
  • Decorated with 80's posters-Top Gun, Ghost Busters, The Goonies, and The Breakfast Club.
  • Party favors: slap bracelets, pop rocks, neon sunglasses, stacking point pencils, and jelly bracelets
  • Food: Combos, Cool Ranch Doritos, a cracker, meat, and cheese tray (reminiscent of Lunchables), and then just normal party food.
  • 80's movies playing in the background.
  • Mario Brothers and Miss Pac Man available for playing.
  • The Cake: The cake had a picture of the Saved By The Bell cast with my head on Kelly's body.
  • There was also a Mr. T cardboard cut out.
  • I also had a picture area with props.

Like I said, it was a little out of control, but it was so much fun! Oh, and I realize I went a little into the early 90's, but it was all in good fun! Here are a few photos.

This picture is of me and my husband, Michael. Michael went for the Miami Vice look.

This picture below is of me and my friend, Claibourne. We are proudly posing with our alcohol injected Capri Suns.

Below is a picture taken in the picture area with props. Pictured here is Erin, Ali, and me. By the way, my friend, Mary Ann, did my hair that night. My hair is naturally very, very straight, so it was amazing that she made it look like I had a spiral perm!

Below is my Saved By The Bell cake. I am a huge Save By The Bell fan. I watch it every morning.

Here is a closer look at the photo my friend, Heather, photoshopped for me to put on the cake.

21 comments:

Holly said...

Love the 80s party! How cute!

Mrs. Stilettos said...

Great 80's outfits!! Love the pictures!! I love the red carpet idea! That would be SUCH a fun party!!

d.a.r. said...

I have no suggestions, but I wanted to tell you how stinkin' cute you are! What a fun idea!!

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

That is such a great cake! Will have to keep that idea in mind for the future.

Katie said...

Oh my gosh I am in LOVE with that cake!

Liana said...

oh my gosh i LOVE the theme idea! i dont know if i have any thatyou hadnt heard of, Bond theme with bond girls, or masquerade. wish i could come up with better ideas!

Rae said...

I just linked to your site from another blog, so I don't really know you well enough to really make a party suggestion- but here goes!!!
Last year we hosted a White Trash Bash. It was hilarious! Everyone dressed, ...well..you know... White Trashy!
Mullets, frosted jeans, bubba teeth.. Food included generic beer and soda...moonpies and dingdongs...squeeze cheese and pork rinds..you can imagine the decor! Christmas lights, old tires for seats..porch couch...and awards for king and queen of the trailer park!
Maybe it's not quite right for you- but...
Happy Birthday anyway!
Glad I found your blog!

Catholic Runner said...

Love your 80's party. I did a red carpet for my daughter's birthday last year and have thrown a few mardi gras parties. I vote Mardi Gras! Lots of fun things you can do!

Amanda said...

You know how to throw a party, that looks like a blast! I love the Mardi Gras idea.

Jules said...

That is awesome! You definitely didn't take any shortcuts. I love the 80's.
I had my 30th this past July and I wish it was more exciting. We just went to Dave & Buster's.
I like the Mardi Gras theme. You could also do a luau.

amy (metz) walker said...

Sounds like the 80s party was a blast...

This may be totally cheesy, but what about coming as icons/musicians/characters from movies that were popular thirty years ago? There were some great stuff going on then: Mork & Mindy, MASH, 3's Company, Happy Days...Animal House, Grease, Superman, etc...

http://www.superseventies.com/1978.html

Newlywed Next Door said...

So cute! Love it... esp. that SBTB cake! :-)

Holly McStay Paul said...

You are hilarious!! That 80's theme is too cut, especially Saved By The Bell! Who doesn't like SBTB?! Loved all of it! :) Your ideas for the red carpet idea and the Mardi Gras parties would be great too! You know Tara and I could hook you up with some awesome Mardi Gras stuff and all the beads you want! LOL! Thanks for sharing.

Good Gals Inc said...

Hey!! I wanted to let you know that I tagged you and gave you an award on my blog! Hope you're having a good day!! I just saw that you already received it, but I wanted to give it to you anyway!

Amanda said...

The red carpet theme sounds great. That would be so much fun. I hate that I am going to miss it too.

Lindsey said...

Oh my gosh I love the Saved by the Bell cake!!! And the pictures ofy ou and your hubby, you guys are so cute together!

With Love from New Orleans said...

Loving the Mardi Gras theme obvi! let me know if you do choose that.. I can definitely give you some ideas! XOXOXO

Abbie said...

That is too funny! Love the 80s theme. I wish I had an idea for you, but I can't seem to think of anything... except for prom?? I turn 30 in August and might just use that 80s theme of yours!

Jennifer said...

That party will be hard to top!!! I love the idea of a Mardi Gras party!

Rasberryswrlgirl said...

My brother did a United Nations party once. Everyone dressed up in costumes from all over the world.

jlc said...

First off LOVE LOVE LOVE the Saved By the Bell cake and I'm completely jealous you had one.

Two - crimping??? Haha okay you may be the best 80's fan everrrrr.