Total Basset Case: #totalthirtycase

Jan 5, 2015

#totalthirtycase

Welcome back to reality.  Back to work.  Back to blogging.  
Let's talk about more exciting things...like my birthday party.  
And grandmother's fur shaw that needed to be worn. 

Since our wedding was before the era of hash tagging events, it was only right that my 30th birthday party had its own hash tag.  So #totalthirtycase was born.  And it was a great time by all.
Seriously, I keep thinking about the party and want to relive it again and again.  
I put a lot of time, effort, planning and about 4,000 lists into the party and it was SO fun to see it come to fruition.  Not to mention getting to celebrate with (almost) all of my loves.   There is something so heartwarming about having a large majority of your favorite people all in one room.  

I insisted on making my own cake (because I'm crazy) but I was obsessed with how it turned out.  I followed this recipe and the polka dot cake was born and devoured.  I used food coloring to make plain white frosting BRIGHT pink and finished off with gold glitter and sprinkles.  
Because nothing says 30 like glitter and sprinkles #amiright  If you are crazy enough like myself and want to attempt this cake, feel free to email me and I can give you some pointers.
Besides cake, drinks and champagne (of course, it was New Year's Eve!) we had a make your own taco bar, pulled pork sliders, cinnamon sugar pretzels and bacon wrapped crackers.  Sadly, I was having so much fun I had ZERO to eat.  
It was so fun to have an evening celebrating and getting dressed up all snazzy.
And that concludes the pictures that I can show on the internet ;)

We wrapped up the evening with a big ol slumber party at our house just like the college days.  I was in heaven having so many friends stay at our house, it made my heart so happy.
My only regrets are not taking MORE pictures and not recording the super cute toast that Mister said as I blew out my sparkling candles.   And to that I say, let's do it again next year! 
Thank you thank you thank you to everyone that helped us celebrate the big night!  I had an absolute blast and a really, really fabulously spoiled birthday!  Definitely one for the history books.

Happy New Year! 

22 comments:

Because of Jackie said...

What an awesome party! Welcome to 30, my friend, it is the best decade I've experienced so far, you will love it, too! P.S. That dress and fur shrug? DYING.

Helene in Between said...

can we pause for a moment and talk about how GORGEOUS you look! and yes, this party for sure deserved a hashtag! happy birthday!!

Katie said...

what a fun party!!! happy birthday! and you look gorgeous!!!

According to Jax said...

Looks like an amazing party!! And you had me fooled with that dress. I thought the link was going to be to rent-the-runway or something fancy. Haha. Just proves my love for F21 even more! :)

Denise Wertenberger said...

That gold dress is gorgeous on you! And I am thrilled that you got to use your Grandma's fir stole. What a lovely piece of history that you can enjoy for your lifetime.

brittany @ g squared said...

You looked great! And that cake looks amazing. Happy Belated Birthday!

Ashley Robyn said...

What a fabulous way to kick off a new year and new age group friend. I love that you went all out. Totally deserved. I will be calling you to make me a polka dot cake when it's my turn. :)

Kaliwood said...

Love the dress! And the shaw! Happy Bday!

Liz said...

Looks like you had a great birthday! Welcome to club 30! 30 is the new 20, right?

Anne said...

Oh man, that's too bad because the food was GOOD. Sorry I missed the amazing cake though! Very impressed. You did such a great job with the whole thing, and I loved seeing that space - too cool.

After being 30 for as long as I have, I'm kind of lame and was totally in bed by 10:30, but I very much appreciated the opportunity to get in my glass of NYE champagne a bit earlier in the evening :) Great to celebrate with you!

Brianne Bracco said...

Ummmm how gorgeous do you look in that dress?! LOVE IT!!! What a wonderful night to celebrate the New Year and most importantly, your dirty 30!!!

Brooke Hamilton said...

omg what an amazing time!! That cake and that dress, and it being NYE! SO FUN! Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Kait said...

You looked so fab! We are so sad to have missed it :( But 2015 is our year!! NYC!!!!

Because Shanna Said So said...

Your dress!!!! Girl, you brought it!! Happy belated birthday and welcome to your 30's...I promise it's not as bad as it seems...much better than my 20's! :) Glad you had fun! Wish i could have been there!!

Kayla MKOY said...

You look amazing! That dress! Everything! Soo much fun!!!! Happy 30's!!!!!

Brittany said...

Bombshell much?! You totally rocked your birthday and that cake looks amazing!

Ashley said...

Ok, I'm obsessed with your party. Your dress, the cake, everything!! So glad you had such a wonderful time. You deserve it!

Allison said...

30 looks good on you! Happy Birthday! Love, love, love that dress and your cute cake!

Katie said...

Ahhhhhhhh!!!! That about sums it up :)

You looked gorgeous and I'm still shocked with how fabulous that dress is. Great find!

Love how the cake turned out...I'm sure I'll be stealing that in the future for Miss Charlie.

The party sounded perfect and totally agree....we HAVE to do it again next year! Except, let's all chip in for the food & alcohol of course ;)

Shelley said...

you are rocking that dress lady! looks like an amazing night - i bet having your birthday on NYE is so fun :) happy belated birthday!

Sara Beth said...

One big plus about having your birthday at the new year is there is EVERY excuse to look as gorgeous as you do for it! I don't blame you at all for doing your own cake either!

Andrea Marvin said...

What an awesome party! Your dress and that fur are amazing. You have some serious baking talent too!