How 30 Year Olds Throw Down
here is how you know we are officially parents (aside from the hard evidence of a child): we now have our parties start at 12:30pm and expect everyone to be out of the house by 5pm. the theme for my 30th birthday party was “tacos & tequilas” – we supplied the tacos and guests supplied the tequila. i am now at the age when i would rather people bring me bottles of booze for presents instead of little knickknacks – genius!
my husband organized the whole thing and this was the first time i had a “birthday party” since i was about 12. party city is a dangerous place…
(the hand dipping in the guac shall remain nameless but it totally cracks me up that i caught this!)
not only did he organize it all but he also flew my sister out from arizona as a surprise so we could celebrate together! my nana also flew in from missouri (sad that the papa got sick and couldn’t come) but lady party!
*sidenote: friends, you are allowed to tell me when my hair looks like i’ve been in a headlock and wrestling. i’ll fix it – it’s no biggie.
an important lesson we learned that day: ryan avery makes a strong margarita. like – almost too strong. if he served you in one of those large green glasses, you basically consumed about 6 shots and had to sit on our couch for hours.
party hack – take everything off your vertical ikea shelving in your office, flip it on its side and make a bar out of it!
this little one barely wanted to nap because she loves a good party! oh and she loves stripes too. it’s hereditary.
on my actual birthday, january 25, my husband made me an amazing cake! who says youtube videos are a waste of time?! you can learn how to make and decorate beautiful cakes! thanks boo.
this is why i was able to fill a mug with cake crumbs and milk as mentioned in my 20 important lessons learned in my 20s post. he had to level the cakes (it was checkered white and black on the inside) so cake crumbs were in abundance.
for the party, he totally surprised me with an epic birthday treat. i literally yelled with excitement when he brought it through the door:
that is hands-down my favorite pastry ever – a kringle of epic proportions filled with almond paste from the local danish bakery! people…it took up half of a card table.
for my birthday last year, we celebrated with alison and matt. i sneakily blacked out the ultrasound that was in the photo (see it to left of the ebay cake – you can see the corner of the white photo).
now this year – that little gummy bear in the photo got to celebrate in person!
thank you for all the birthday wishes and love! i plan to make my 30s a decade full of laughter, engagement and going all in! oh, and more danish!