(a.k.a. Happy Birthday to me!)
This is it…the last post in the Celebrating 30 Years in 30 Days series 😦
TODAY is my birthday!
I’m 31. Woo-hoo (I guess)!
Today I’m going to share my 30th birthday with you.
Check back this weekend to see a post about whatever 31st birthday festivities that may transpire today.
I had been telling Cool Daddy for months that he better plan something big for my 30th birthday. We’ve never been big on celebrating birthdays, but I figured that the 30th birthday was worth some sort of celebration. He really had no idea what he was going to do, but once he selected a theme (a surprise to me) he ran with it. My mom took care of the food but other than that he did everything. My daughter was 2 months old at this point and I was breastfeeding and cloth diapering. Needless to say I was pretty sleep deprived, but I was excited about my party.
We actually ended up with three “celebrations” (one for each decade that I’ve been alive). The day before my birthday we went to Cool Daddy’s parent’s house where they had a cake for me.
On my actual birthday Cool Daddy got me an ice cream cake from Bruster’s.
That weekend was my Totally 80s party!
Cool Daddy decorated my mom’s house and told the family to come dressed in 80s garb. He had an 80s Diva costume for me to wear and an 80s Pop Star blond wig. As you’ll see in the photos, the dress didn’t fit me (I just had a baby!) and the wig ended up looking more Goldilocks than Madonna. But that’s not Cool Daddy’s fault and he gets and A++ for effort.
On the table he placed the place and napkins so that it said “80”. He also scattered the table with Nerds, Pop Rocks, jelly bracelets, and stickers of My Little Pony. He put a “chair cover” over my chair of honor because chair covers are a running joke in our family. When we got married I wanted chair covers for the reception but for many reasons ended up not being able to get them. Anytime someone says how perfect my wedding was I say, ”Except I didn’t get my chair covers.”
My favorite part was the 80s phrases. He just wrote different 80s phrases and words on neon paper and taped them to the walls. If I had been doing this I probably would’ve printed it on the computer so that it looked all fancy…but I actually like it better in his handwriting. If we would’ve been having this party in the 80s we wouldn’t be printing things out in snazzy fonts…you’d make it yourself. It made it seem a little more authentic as if it was the 80s when we were having the party.
My cake says “Don’t have a cow Jenn, just chill and have a really rad 30th birthday!”
Here’s the gang me, my sister, my brother-in-law, my cousins, and Cool Daddy.
I’ll be starting a few new series in October.
Details to follow so be sure to stop back!
You might be interested in checking out my daughter, Adaline’s, first birthday party
You can take a look at my 1st-29th Birthdays by following the links on this page.