Friday, November 25, 2011

It's a Birthday Party!

In honor of my big one today, I thought I would share some of my favorite birthday inspiration as well as some of my favorite things and gift ideas I love.  Enjoy and Happy Black Friday!

I don't consider myself overly "girly" in general, but I LOVE a very girly afternoon with my favorite women.  Dressing up is a MUST.

Madly Stylish Events

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
~ Abraham Lincoln

I would love to walk into the room above...Surprise!

"You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them."
~ Arnold Palmer
I actually have several of these now!

I share with some of my brides the love for cheap confetti cake from a box.  Whatever happened to the real confetti frosting??

One of the things Laura and I share is our love of the amazing Spa at the Mandarin Oriental in DC.  When I got married, I told my husband if he wanted a happy wife, he should send me there at least once a year.

I love giving and getting party favor bags.  It almost doesn't matter what is in them.  It's just exciting to take something home.

This next item was introduced to me by a planner friend of mine.  Besides being the name of my cousins and one of my best friend's new baby girl, Zoe's Chocolate is out of this world.  The Chewy Sea Salt Caramels are amazing.  

Just two more loves of mine and great gifts, my feet are always cold, so warm fuzzy socks, especially this time of year is the best gift I can get.

(Those are not my legs)

And finally, I've said for a long time that what I would like fresh flowers in my house every week.    The colors just make me smile and feel alive.  Dahlia's are my favorite.