‘Forty and Fabulous’ Birthday Party

Easy ideas to host an elegant and fun "forty and fabulous" theme party for a 40th birthday celebration

 

Hi everyone! I have birthday parties on the brain today so I thought I’d pop in to share a few quick pics from a party I attended last weekend. You all remember our former third co-blogger here, Terry? She now has an extremely successful event planning business so when she throws a party it’s not your average run of the mill event. We share a mutual friend, Trinity, who hit the 40-year milestone this week, so last Friday night Terry surprised her with a birthday party for a few close friends.

Our Trinity not only has the best smile in the world but she is always dressed immaculately so a party theme with a little glam, gold and sparkle was in order. You can see her baby shower here and her daughter’s nursery here–the girl has great style!

 

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Terry has that innate ability to effortlessly whip up a beautiful event so I started snapping pictures of everything as soon as I arrived. I loved how the event was comfortable and casual but still elegant. As  always seems to happen at a party, everyone gathered in her kitchen, and after all these years Terry knows not to fight that dynamic. She did a great job making the space look special.

When you entered her house the first thing you saw was see this cute display with balloons and I brought a custom sign with the party’s “40 and fabulous” theme.

 

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Heading into the kitchen Terry had a table set up with the sweets and individual servings of dishes like shrimp and grits {Don’t they look amazing? They were!} and crostini with filet and arugula. She just served the dishes in plastic cups with small forks and it was a great way to let everyone eat when they wished and not have to juggle and plate and a drink.

 

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You saw the cheese platter I brought HERE but Terry’s spread put mine to shame. She had used her entire island, decorated it with some pretty white fabric, and had a huge assortment of snacks laid out. It was the perfect place for everyone to gather around and enjoy a cocktail and a bite to eat.

 

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Aren’t the napkins cute? “Start the day with a smile and end it with champagne”… the perfect theme for any party! Especially a milestone birthday 🙂

 

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So that was last weekend’s main event! Today I am running around getting ready for a different 40th birthday party that I am hosting this weekend for two friends (it is birthday season around here!), the theme of this weekend’s party will definitely be a little less ‘glam’, I’ll be back to show it off next week!

Have a great weekend everyone!

{Need more party ideas? See the party I gave for Terry’s 40th Birthday Party HERE and recipe ideas HERE}

PS Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for the cutest pair of tassel earrings HERE!

XO,

 

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