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Golden Birthday Party [Details]

A few things about me: I love birthdays. I love parties. I love hosting people. I love gold.

Thus, the golden birthday party was born.

As a birthday present to myself, I decided to host a birthday party at our house. It was my GOLDEN birthday after all. For those who don’t know what that is – it’s when you turn the age of your birth date, in my case 26 on the 26th.

I’ve been planning this party for months, even sending out the save the date in December. I’ll be posting a blog later with all my party planning tips, but for now enjoy all the golden details!

 D E C O R

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{These gold wine bottles were my favorite and I can’t wait to use them again. They were also insanely easy to make. Take the wine bottle, cover it using spray glue, then pour TONS of glitter on top. Voila!}

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{More wine bottle decor and a beautiful banner from Etsy}

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{Bathroom details – print from Etsy}

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{No party is complete without a photo booth! Make sure to have lots of props (the more random the better), and clearly showcase the event hashtag so people remember to post their photos.}

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 {Gold spray painted and glittered snowflakes. Bought the wooden snowflakes from a local boutique, then DIYed them gold!}

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{Birthday Wall! Probably my favorite thing of the night – hang black butcher paper and have gold sharpies for guests to leave you a birthday message!}

F O O D + D R I N K

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{Of course there has to be a gold cake for a golden birthday!}

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{and my favorite dessert – macaroons, dusted in gold shimmer!}

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{Spray paint mason jars for straw and fork holders – so easy and chic. Napkins from Swoozy.com}

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{Gold solo cups (obviously)}

Not pictured: Keg of Golden Ale + Gold Jell-O Shots

E T C .

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{One of my favorite birthday gifts – a polaroid camera! to capture the night in a unique way}

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{Dress from Rent the Runway}

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{black and gold nails on fleek}

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{and of course, my best accessory!}

xo xo

weekend update [golden birthday party prep]

F R I D A Y  N I G H T: 

a satisfied craving [loaded baked potato]

2+ hours of a brilliant, moving film [boyhood]

an evening of pure RELAXATION on the couch with my boys


S A T U R D A Y:

[golden birthday party errand #1] cake dreaming + ordering with mom

[golden birthday celebration #1] mexican brunch (complete with sparkling margaritas and hilarious recounts of our separate, but both ridiculous new years eves) + pedicures with my girl S who unfortunately will be out of town for the golden birthday party

starbucks stop with husband for flat white + iced coffee [fuel]

[golden birthday party errand #2] my favorite employer: walmart for glitter, glue, frames + more

[golden birthday party errand #3] guess who for drink pricing (and drinks)

pizza, wine + 30 rock after a full day of errands


S U N D A Y:

[recharged] via serving coffee with a smile + worshipping at church

learned the background of piri piri chicken [while eating it] and deciding it’s our new favorite food

[golden birthday party errand #4] home depot for tools + things we know nothing about to mount things we bought at ikea we know nothing about

glitter + gold spray paint + wine bottles + mason jars and 3 pinterest projects later [golden birthday DIY complete]

hours [literal hours] realizing we are not the handy type [with said things from home depot], but figuring it out anyway and being so satisfied with husband’s job well done

breathing a collective sigh of relief that house projects + golden birthday projects are complete for now

sitting on our front porch [in the 60 degree weather! in january!] drinking a beer, watching the sunset + realizing how truly thankful we are for it all

xo xo

life lately

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photo 26{celebrating & celebrating // this one’s golden birthday}

photo 27{remembering // an awesome wedding through this awesome photo}

parks-and-recreation-11{getting addicted // to this show}

Also, baking this deliciousness and enjoying this weekend with family.


the golden birthday boy.

golden birthday: the birthday when you turn the same age as your birthdate

This year is Husband’s golden birthday, turning 26 on the 26th (which will be my golden birthday too in a couple years!) So I decided to do something a little fun and asked everyone to bring something gold to his birthday dinner.

As husband said at the end of the night, “Birthdays are so much more fun with a theme.” Agreed.

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{golden Batman pinata = awesome}

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{gold on gold on gold}

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{gold shot of tequila, of course}

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{golden bros}

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Happy Birthday, Husband! I love you to the moon and back.
I hope you have as much fun as below on your birthday. xo