I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. Of course, I use the word "celebrated" loosely here since I'm still undecided as to whether or not I'm celebrating my thirties or mourning my twenties. But, since birthdays don't exactly wait on the "go-ahead" from you, I decided to make some plans and figure out how I feel about it later.
First off, I wanted to have a party. I believe the last birthday party I had was for my 16th birthday. I figured I was due. Plus, I've been looking for an excuse to have a little vintage style tea party complete with antique dishes and big floppy hats. So, that's what I did. A vintage birthday tea party. And I enjoyed every minute of it.
I made some bunting for the window. All of them except the burlap one with the stars. I bought that from West Elm.
I got this cute little champagne bottle cover from the Etsy store ChildhoodLand. It's actually supposed to be a bridal gown, but I thought it worked for a vintagy look too.
The cupcakes came from Sara Belle's here in Austin. The yellow ones are Cornbread Cake with Jalapeno Frosting, and the chocolate ones are Chocolate Fudge Cake with Nutella Frosting and Salty Pretzel Topper. They were both so good. I wish I had some right now.
Cranberry Orange Scones. From a can. Don't tell anyone.
I got the idea for this Lavender Syrup champagne mix-in from Better Homes and Gardens. It was really good. I had a lot leftover, and I've discovered that it gets better over time.
Cucumber and Strawberry Tea Sandwiches from Southern Living.
I bought a couple of antique tea cups just for decoration.
Every tea party needs tea, I guess.
I got this cute little tea cup wall sconce from HomeGoods a while back. I like it so much it's staying up permanently.
My puppy even got to wear a bowtie.
Of course, I made all of my friends wear hats.
And, I had major hat hair when it was all over.
I thought that was a great way to ring in my thirties. Although, it was only round one of my birthday festivities. The following weekend my husband and I went to Nashville. More on that in my next post.