Monday, January 19, 2015

A 30th Birthday to Remember

On Saturday I had a wonderful "controlled surprise" birthday party to celebrate me entering my 3rd decade of life. (Controlled surprise means I knew the date, time and attire...but knew nothing else.) It was a great time to gather with friends and celebrate.

There were a few party games and themes. First, the color theme was pink, black and white and, of course, 30. Then, there were two fun party games that weren't lame. HA! First was Pin the Statement Necklace on April...just like Pin the Tail on the Donkey...only it was on a picture of me. Then there was April Trivia...multiple choice questions about me that everyone had to answer. It was a lot of fun.

Below are some photos of the night. I took the liberty of putting them into a collage for ease of viewing. :)

There was also a photo backdrop for photos. It was a lot of fun and I loved seeing everyone's serious and ridiculous photos. Side note - there were a number of people taking pictures with a REAL camera and it was so nice to have everything documented. There's nothing wrong with cell phone cameras, but there is something awesome about having photos with a real camera. You know what I mean?

One of the other themes was, of course, 30. My friends who threw the party (pictured below) asked everyone to bring 30 of something. It could be 30 different things or even 30 attributes about me. I got such an awesome assortment of gifts. I got 30 York peppermint patties, 15 pairs of sock (so 30 socks), 30 hair ties, $30 gift cards, 30 My Little Pony drawings, a 30 piece MLP puzzle, 30 chocolate truffles, and even a really awesome handmade scrapbook of 30 memories from my friend. It was a lot of fun! 

Other highlights from my 30th Birthday weekend included:
  • A family lunch on Sunday
  • Trying out a new Italian restaurant with M on Sunday night (it was great!)
Hope your weekend was awesome as well! 


  1. Happy Birthday, April! Looks like a fabulous party!

  2. I was just journaling about how awesome the party was! It's definitely on my list of best parties I've been to/thrown! : ) so glad you loved it too!

    I 100% agree about real pics. Makes such a difference!

  3. I do think it was a great party, if I do say so myself. So many people love you! I'm glad we went with the "controlled surprise" for your own piece of mind!

  4. What a party well suited to you! Pin the statement necklace on April is PERFECT. I love the photo backdrop too. I want to make one for Friendsgiving.

    Wonderful 30 celebrations! I only approve of the controlled surprise too. After my total surprise 30th, no more surprises for me!


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