I'm turning 30 in just over a week and I'm embracing that shit out of it. Turning 29 last year I was all ugh, next year I'm going to be 30; I'm not married, my job sucks, I'm not who I thought I'd be by this time. Now I'm all 30 ain't got shit on me! Who cares, it's just a number!
This year, I want to be just like this:
Glamorous (thanks to Fergie for my knowledge of how to spell that!), spoiled (I've been that way every other year), and simply happy!
I want this too:
A few weeks ago I posted wondering what you'd do if you were turning 30 this year - I got a few great ideas from people. The main things I wanted: close friends, a super chill atmosphere, and nothing too loud (I like to be able to hear my friends talk). What I really wanted was a party where I could take B&W photos and have them turn out like all the photos you might find in your grandparents photo albums; all the stories I hear about them sitting around, smoking and drinking, and just being casual. Do you know what I'm talking about? Picture a swanky cocktail lounge with over-sized leather couches and people in pretty dresses.
I did a lot of research for stuff around the Twin Cities, nice chill cocktail lounges and I found a few with promise, but on a Friday night, I figured they'd all still be super loud and packed. Lots of people usually equals lots of noise, I didn't know how to get around that.
The other things I didn't want: making people spend a fortune to come out and have a good time, driving a far distance, nowhere to stay if they did whoop it up, having to worry about parking, amongst other things. So the last option I had been toying with was having a party at our house.
At lunch with my cousin Shannon one day, it was decided; we'd have a cocktail party for my birthday, on my birthday, at my house! This also assures Steve being able to drink rather than drive me around :)
It's a fancy party too, well cocktail attire required is what the invite says. Yep, I mailed out formal invitations. Don't be offended if you didn't get one, it's a small group, mostly people I've been friends with either a good part of my life or friends that I'm close with.
So... Steve, the whiz he is in Photoshop, whipped this up:
It's going to be BYOB and Hors D'oeuvres are welcomed but not necessary. We have plenty of places for people to sleep, so drinking is encouraged :)
We're going to have some sort of playlist, with some great music - mood setting music - think oldies like Sinatra, Dean Martin, Etta James, and probably lots of Adele!
The lighting will hopefully be mood setting as well - which is why we've been hanging so many damn lights as of late - it's just too hard to open up walls just to add a wall sconce (like Steve would eventually love to have).
Now, if I can just get someone to make me pretty cupcakes (like what I see on Pinterest).
I think I might make this too:
I figure it wouldn't hurt to offer one thing to drink, even though it says BYOB, right? It's so pretty!
Tonight I think I'm going to work on Steve's Christmas present - which I can't post here because he stalks my blog. I'm also hoping to get some gifts wrapped and under the tree, as it's been up for weeks and is still bare underneath!