Saturday, April 23, 2011

Say Goodbye to Your 20's

Ok, here's way late post #2!! : )

April 2 was my 30th birthday!! I'm no longer in my 20's... It feels weird to say that, but other than that I'm totally fine with it. I've never been one to worry about my age. Of course, only time will tell if I maintain that mindset! ; )

Sooo, my wonderful husband and in-laws threw me a Madhatter Tea Party to celebrate the big day! (I may have dropped a few hints that that's what I wanted...) It turned out to be a little more work involved than I initially thought, and it didn't turn out exactly like I had envisioned, but it was so fun!!

When I came up with the idea, I had more of the Tim Burton movie version in mind... a little darker, a little crazier, and more modern. But while preparing for it, I started to worry that it'd be more like the cartoon version. Don't get me wrong, I love the cartoon version! But (as weird as it sounds for a 30-year-old who wanted an Alice in Wonderland party) I wanted it to be more of an adult party than a kiddy party... But I was very pleasantly surprised at how it turned out! My in-laws definitely outdid themselves! : )

And, to top it all off, my Mom, step-dad, and youngest brother were able to come from SC! It was so great to be able to have them there! It made my birthday even more special!! : )

So here are lots and lots of pictures from the big day:

We actually painted these roses red : )

Our book club (minus Heather)

This was as close to an "Alice" dress as I could find (since I waited so long). My niece was a much cuter Alice though! : )

The lovely Jennifers and Jamie, our modern Red Queen

I was going for the classic, Alice, toes-out stance...

A better shot of my cute flamingo mallet : ) (I won by the way... ha ha)

My sis's friend, my sis, and my mom

Everyone singing "Happy Birthday" to me. The girls crowded around me b/c they wanted the butterflies off my cake...

The Jennifers & I

Aunt Paulette, Summer & Jamie (aka two flowers & the Red Queen)
 I got some really awesome presents too, and I took pictures of all of them, but I think I'll spare you... Well, I'll put one pic of the gorgeous vases Mom got me. Love them!!!
Ok, I'm all done now! ; )  A big thank you to everyone who made my 30th birthday such a special one!!!


  1. Oh my goodness! I want a Madhatter party! I turned 30 in December... but that doesn't mean I can't have one for #31!

  2. That is such a cute idea!! Love all the pictures, looks like you had a good time!


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