Thursday, May 29, 2014

MY GOLDEN BIRTHDAY



last week was my golden birthday. meaning i turned 23 on the 23rd. i remember being a little kid and thinking that day would neeever come and by the time it did i would be too old and boring to even care. but then i grew up and realized how young 23 actually is and that i still feel like an excited 5 year old at heart when it comes to birthdays/holidays/any excuse to celebrate. haha plus i'm starting to realize that it probably won't be any different at 33, 43, 53 etc.

luckily, it fell on a friday, so it was perfect for throwing the golden-themed birthday party i'd been dreaming about! plus i have the best/craftiest sister around, who made most of the decorations pictured above! and the best husband and friends, markell and grace, who did all of the planning and inviting and setting up! i cannot thank them enough for transforming my home into the most magical, sparkliest, shiniest, golden haven. it's been a week and i still can't bring myself to take down all of the decorations...

after everything was set up, my fear of nobody showing up dissipated when i realized i would be perfectly happy sitting on my living room floor and just basking in the goldness of it all. haha but as much as i would have loved that, i loved the fact even more that about 40 people came instead of the expected 15-20! it was such a good turnout and we spent the night roasting "golden" brown marshmallows to make s'mores over our fire pit, doing a little bit of dancing, and a lot of laughing and catching up with friends that we don't see enough of. i feel so blessed to have so many incredible, giving people in my life that really know how to make a girl feel loved and special. thank you to everybody who came! i love you all and you made my day :)

by the time the party wrapped up, i wasn't quite ready for the day to end, so nicolaus and i went hot tubbing with some friends for the after party. between waking up that morning at 7am to nicolaus bringing me fresh donuts and playing me stevie wonder's happy birthday, visiting to the aquarium, having a sushi lunch with my parents, and all the party festivities, by the time we got home in the early morning hours, i couldn't wipe the exhausted smile off my face from a long, full perfect birthday. it was truly golden ;)

16 comments:

  1. well isn't this just the funnest thing ever!

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  2. I mean the gold decorations are maybe some of the best I've ever seen! Geez!! So awesome!

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  3. Wow! Your party looked so dreamy! You sure do have the loveliest of family and friends that know how to throw amazing events! Hope you had a great birthday. :)

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  4. Aww that is the cutest thing!
    Happy Birthday, hope you had a great one :) xx

    -Mitzee

    Factshionista.blogspot.com

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  5. happy b-day and many more! your party looks like so much fun and so pretty!

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  6. happy happy birthday! your party was the best, i'm bummed we left early, but i'm happy we made it. i loved the decorations!!

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  7. stop it. this is literally the cutest thing.
    xoxo
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    the little diary

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  8. Happy Birthdayyyy! What a sweet idea!

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  9. Dude, this is EPIC! I had my golden birthday when I was 7 and my parents didn't really know about the "golden birthday" concept. You better believe that this has inspired me to go all out for my future kids! Also, I love love absolutely love the profile picture of you in the crown! So good.

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  10. oh my gracious! that is the best birthday ever! i adore it all. giving me some ideas for my 22nd :)

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  11. thank you thank you thank you ALL :)

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  12. Where did you get the gold number balloons from?

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    1. my sister got them for me...but i'm pretty sure she got them on etsy!

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  13. May this year bring with it all the success find more
    and fulfillment your heart desires. Happy Birthday.

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  14. Wow! Where did you get that photo backdrop from?! I'm looking for something JUST like that for my birthday, too!!

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  15. Wow! This golden birthday party looks absolutely amazing. I am sure everyone had a great time in this party. At some domestic party Venues in San Francisco I am also going to celebrate my 30th birthday and it will be a Tumblr themed bash. I have made DIY crafts too for this party.

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