Wednesday, August 24, 2011

You say it's your birthday...duh nuh duh nuh duh... it's my birthday too...

Well... not anymore anyways. My birthday was officially Sunday... and it was a pretty big one. I guess I need to update my bio over there to the left, because I am no longer a 20-something...sigh. I've officially started my 30's!

Duh duh duuuuuh...

Lol. Even though everyone swears your thirties are your best years... we will see. My twenties were pretty fun, so... :)

Anyways...the whole weekend was full of celebrations. My family drove up from Birmingham to Charleston for the weekend,and I had lots of out of town friends come as well.

Friday night my parents took my sister (and my niece!), my fiance, me, and a few of our friends out to dinner at Tsunami in Mt. Pleasant. I ordered what I always order there - Shrimp Hibachi - yummy! I helped kill two bottles of wine and opened was so fun! I got lots of great gifts including Seasons 1 through 4 of Mad Men (great show!), a Lilly Pulitzer cooler AND koozie, and this Lilly dress that I told my mom I absolutely didn't need, but wanted so bad... I was so excited to get it! :) I really don't need any more Lilly dresses...but this one is too cute to pass up.

Me at dinner with one of my presents!
Saturday I was so blessed to have a girls' wedding shower thrown for me by my sister and six of my bridesmaids... it was an Alice in Wonderland theme (love Alice in Wonderland!) and my friends went above and beyond... the pictures can explain it all...

Tha amazing 'EAT ME' favors! Included a picture of me from when I was Alice for Halloween, lol.
The food!!
Me with the lovely hostesses wearing the cute aprons I got them as part
of their hostess gifts. And dress has tea cups on it!
Yummy green punch with tea cups - my friend brought her china.
Fun themed decorations.
Me waiting to open gifts. One of my bridesmaids handmade
the Chesire cat above my head - it was awesome!
Me with hostesses again holding picture of missing hostess from
up North who couldn't make it. She made the favors and shipped them down!
Then after a quick nap, it was off to Locals in Mt. Pleasant for my big birthday celebration - and of course it was a theme party... "Saying Goodbye to the Roaring 20's". It was packed! I was so humbled by how many people showed up and by how many people actually dressed up! DJ CNile (former Off the Hook DJ, and currently DJ's at Suede) was there to DJ for us... everyone had so much fun and we closed the bar down. Definitely a great way to end the very last night in my 20's...

Me and my fiance.
Some of the guys...
Some of the girls!
Me and DJ CNile
Me and old college roommate and my future bridesmaid.
Sunday was a day of relaxation and recovery -- my fiance treated me all day long to lunch, a movie and dinner. He's the best!

This week has been kind of depressing as I come off of the high from the weekend and it being all about me... :) I started Monday off with the threat of a hurricane which puts our whole company into storm mode (which can be crazy!). Luckily it looks like it's blown east and will be missing us (hallelujah!).

This week is back to the normal day to day...still busy as ever in the wedding plans. Trying to decide on a final menu for our dinner so I can order our invites. Hope everyone else is having a great week!


Erica said...

Awww! Happy belated birthday! And what a shower. The theme is so cute

Elizabeth | The Blush Magnolia said...

Happy belated birthday! What a cute shower! xoxo

Carly Messmer said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like such a fun time!

Beth said...

love this. looks like the best 30th birthday anyone has ever had. can you and your friends plan my 30th birthday party? please!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Happy (belated) birthday! I was the Cheshire cat in my elementary school play and so I've always had a soft spot for Alice in Wonderland. By the way your dress is too cute!

Virginia Belle said...

Happy belated Birthday! It sounds like you had so many fun celebrations. I absolutely love the lily dress you got, it's adorable!

Ruth said...

Happy belated Birthday!!! It looks like a wonderful weekend of celebrations.

Token Yankee said...

That looks like such a fun weekend. I like the idea of a roaring 20's party, we thought about that for next year!