This past weekend I got to celebrate my 23rd birthday with some of my closest friends, and I still can't help but smile when I think about the day.
I've been wanting to throw a party for awhile now, and have been collecting DIY ideas for months, so when Studio Pep contacted me to collaborate for my birthday I was so excited! I've been follow them on Instagram and was totally in love with their confetti and balloons - having some for my own party was a dream come true. Not to mention the fact that the colors matched Target's party line perfectly! It was exactly the jumping off point I needed to plan the rest of my decor, while still staying on budget.
After finding out the lounge in my apartment building doesn't allow you to hang decorations, I had to change my plans a bit. My mom's new home was the best option, because there is plenty of space and white exposed-brick that seemed like an obvious choice for a photo booth.
As for the treats, baking has never been my forte, but I've recently started trying out recipes on the weekends in order to get better. I'm lucky to that my stepmom Alexis is an excellent baker and agreed to help me with some of the desserts I wasn't brave enough to try before. She definitely did most of the heavy lifting, but I can claim some of the more lopsided macarons as my work. I'm also pretty proud of the naked funfetti cake, which I decorated!
In case you're interested in making any of these goodies yourself, here are the recipes we used:
I also made the llama piñata (inspired by this Oh Happy Day post) , which is probably the thing I'm most proud of. There were tons of questions on how I did it, so expect a tutorial post soon!
Ultimately though, it wasn't just decor and snacks that made this day so great. I am so grateful for all of my friends who drove out of their way to celebrate with me, and who are always so supportive of this blog and my creative endeavors.
I got so lucky with each of you, there is no one else I would rather play Catch Phrase with on a Sunday afternoon. I guess Blink 182 was wrong - someone does like me when I'm 23.
24 | Seattle, Wa