Turning thirty was awesome. Probably because it started with a party. Most things should start with a party. Ending with one is a good option too. This party was the celebration of entering a new decade and closing the chapter of the previous one. I’d call that a two for one deal.

It was like the quinceañera I never had. TH called it my treintañera.

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Inexpensive, plain IKEA pillows I used to draw 30s on.

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Invites created for me by Miss Vmac.

New favorite flower – coxcomb.

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The gold tablecloth reminded me of the confetti at the bottom of the invite.

Big paper flowers in trees brought in a whimsical touch.

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Different seating areas were meant to create the lounge feel I was going for.

Say hi to Casper the friendly sofa.

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Flamingos in bow ties on the lawn greeted you upon entering.

Specialty drink – The Pink Flamingo. It’s really a pink mojito. Stole this recipe from the wedding we went to a few weeks ago and changed the name.

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Birthday cake in three of my favorite flavors – coconut, bubble gum and pink champagne.

Let me know if you ever come across a hot Cheetos, or redbull flavored cake.

I think it all looked prettier at night when the trees were lit up in pink and candles and bar glowed.

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TH, sporting a pink belt, gave a speech.

 Then there was a bit of dancing and jumping with the makeshift jump rope my friend Dee made out of glow sticks.

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Huge thanks to everyone who was able to attend. You sure made this lady feel special.

Happy Monday!