I love a good theme/costume party and I've always loved the flappers' era so it seemed like a perfect idea to throw a "Say Goodbye to the Roaring Twenties" party. We held the party at our house the weekend before my birthday, since the actual day fell on a Monday. We kept the party small, but in this day of Pinterest-parties, I tried to pay attention to details.
Most of the guests came dressed in costume, which made for some great pictures. (I apologize for several of them being blurry!)
|of course the picture of me blowing out my cake would be blurry!|
|not really sure what all is going on in the picture!|
The party was a success and I had a wonderful time celebrating a milestone with some good friends!
But of course the celebrations weren't over yet! You know I had to have a birthday WEEKEND! Since my birthday actually fell on a Monday, Cameron & I both took the day off. Then, it worked out better flight-wise for Caroline & Aaron to stay until Tuesday. So we decided to take the boat down to Gulf Shores for the day. When Mary found out our plans, she managed a day off as well so off we went. Unfortunately, it was less than warm, but still a beautiful day. Since there wasn't much beachin' it going on, I decided we should do a bushwacker tour of Gulf Shores to figure out who had the best drink - by boat of course!
Stop #1 - Tacky Jacks
Stop #2 - The FloraBama - beachside
Stop #3 - Pirates Cove - Unfortunately, they were closed. But Tiki was there for a photo-op!
Stop #4 - Flippers - this one was a first for us on the recommendation of one of my technicians. They make their bushwackers with homemade ice cream! It really is like dessert.
|seated at the perfect table|
|apparently herons are not interested in tomatoes...|
and this is what happens when you try to take photos of yourself on a moving boat after a bushwacker tour
trust me - this is the best one!
So yeah, I'd say it was a pretty awesome start to my 30s. Sad to leave behind the carefree days of my 20s and look ahead to all those "grown-up" things, but I know there are some amazing things in store for me!