On my 30th birthday, I was taking care of a newborn baby and not really up for a big celebration. I was just impressed that we were able to leave the kids with my parents and get out for a sushi dinner. The following year, I turned 31 on the 31st, which means it was my golden birthday. I decided that I needed to have a party since I didn’t do much for my 30th. Since my birthday is on Halloween, I went with a Golden Masquerade theme. Everyone came in masks, which was so much fun. Since I was planning the party for myself, and Nic and I went out of town the week before, I kept this party simpler than the ones I throw for the kids. It was nice not to put as much work in and hire more vendors instead. It turned out great and I got to relax and enjoy it more. Here are some of the details.
We got desserts from Sweet and Saucy Shop and they did an amazing job. We had a 6″ round white buttercream, red velvet cake with gold sprinkles cascading down the cake.
We had salted caramel white shell macarons with gold glitter painted stripes on them. We had oreo flavored white chocolate dipped cake pops with gold sprinkles. We had white chocolate dipped rice crispy bars. We had the most gorgeous s’mores tarts and candy bar flavored mini cupcakes. We also had some gold candies for a favor – we even had beer flavored jelly beans.
We offered two specialty drinks in addition to beer and wine.
The first specialty drink was the Masked Margarita which had Cuervo, triple sec, and sweet n’ sour with fresh squeezed lime and a gold salt rim.
Everyone had so much fun in the photobooth. They have become a staple at all of our parties. For more info on my DIY photobooth, check out this post.
For food we had sliders, southwest egg rolls, phyllo puffs with chicken, an imported and domestic cheese display, seared ahi tuna canapé, and meatballs.
Erin from White Fig Designs did the flower centerpieces and she did a fabulous job. She used white flowers with touches of dark accents and feathers.
All photos were taken by Jennifer Calderon.
This party was so much fun and everyone really enjoyed the theme. Especially being so close to Halloween, I think the adults really enjoyed a night out to get dressed up. I had a pretty awesome Golden Birthday and had a lot of fun watching this idea come to life.