When forty comes your way you don't know whether to celebrate, or hide in a hole! I'm not exactly sure why, but 40 hit me like a ton of bricks. Maybe it's because "everyone" in blog-land is in their 20's?! What the? Where are my fellow grannies? Holla! After a few heart to hearts with my homies, I was convinced to celebrate my birthday. This friends is why you need community around you... they convinced, helped plan and prepare and I had a blast.
Now you know I can't have a party without a little fun in the party decor department. Gold polka-dots added to brown craft paper, black tipped feathers and forty candles lit in the home and not on my cake - thank you very much - helped make the table special.
We dined on brisket tacos, chips, queso and mexican rice, while sipping peppermint white russians and rocking to 80's tunes. Hello perfect night. Add to all that the best cupcakes ever made and a photo booth and you have the perfect party mix.
"We laughed. We cried. It was better than Cats. We want to do it* again and again!" (Old SNL reference - anyone?) Pics of the photo booth to come later. People do crazy shiz when you give them rudolph noses and chalkboards. Seriously. Thanks to all my friends and family that consistently support me and lift me up, convince me that I'm funny, and help throw one heck of a dinner party. Take that 40 - I will dominate you!
My must haves for my birthday were good friends, good tunes along with feathers, flowers and gold. What are your party must haves? xo