This is a big year for folks like me, born in 1983... I kept going back and forth about whether or not I should throw something for myself and had kind of settled on not. So I owe a big thanks to my older sister Natalie for deciding to come into town for a few days because she was the catalyst for this event that turned out super-fun! I thought I could provide a way for the family to have an excuse to all be in town, while she was here, and so as many people I love as possible could be all together for my birthday :)
And how cute is it to celebrate my 30th on the 30th (even if it's not the real day...)
I, of course, needed to have some kind of theme. I thought about "30 Flirty and Thriving" from that movie I love, "13 going on 30", but I don't really think of myself as flirty and nothing was coming to me. So, I started thinking of other things that rhyme with 30 and, well, Nerdy was the obvious choice, if you know anything about me.....
I knew I wouldn't have time to do much, so I just picked a couple of things to tie the theme together. I was trying to find a cheap, plaid table cloth, to no avail, and so decided on making my own argyle ones by cutting up those cheap $1.50 ones from Zurchers. I admit, as soon as I thought of it, I was super excited to have an excuse to buy my own test tubes and beakers to put flowers on the table. I obviously had to dye daisies (and then Costco had them, so I didn't have to dye them at all!)
|i *heart* this picture|
|Cousin C went to Hogle Zoo while in town and had a little giraffe-souvenir clutched to her side much of the party|
cheap sunglasses from Oriental Trading and popped out the lenses to make some awesome...
nerd glasses for all!! (PS like my owl earrings? Already had those...)
Retainer and all! :)
Thanks, Natalie, for being my photographer! I know the event would not have been properly documented, were I also in charge of that!
Nate prepping the gigantic bucket o' ice cream!