A beautiful black & white extravaganza!
I wasn't really dreading turning 40... but I WAS kinda dreading the party celebrating it.
The day after Christmas is a tough day to ask people to do something. I didn't want to put my friends out (ESPECIALLY the ones planning it!!!)
So I buried my head in the sand and blissfully carried on my December preparations & celebrations in denial while my amazing husband, friends, and Mom planned away.
I DID have the job of shopping for a red dress & shoes... I secured the dress early... the shoes were a booger and Miss M and I finally found them on my birthday - the day of the party (phew! couldn't have done it without her!!!).
It was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!... Could NOT have been prettier! The black & white, the tulle, the flowers, the lights & lanterns, the apothecary jars filled with treats, the candles, and the CAKE (nore on that later)... It was a real grown-up party (I guess that means I really am a grown-up now that I am 40?).
It was gorgeous and I could've gone home happy after just seeing the decorations... but NO... there was a party to follow. People came and ate and seemed to have a good time. I even had a good time (D said to him, I never even look like I feel or am uncomfortable - I should go into ACTING, for sure!!! :) It was fun though and I felt very loved... again... especially by D, Shel, Suez, & Tyra.
THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And now on to the pictures thanks to official Momarazzi photographer extraordinaire, Shelly!
Me & my LOVE - definitely the "Host with the Most"!!!
Me & my party planner sistas - look at their amazing decorating talent!
Me & my personal shopper
The delectable, all edible work of art, by MASTER baker (for love, not money), could-have-her- own-Ace-of-Cakes-show: Tyra
Cake topper - spectacular individually handmade gumpaste flowers & sparkly fondant balls (by Sophia) & fondant rolled by Leon (truly a family affair)
Me & Ty
Mom & Dad
The gorgeous yard - check out the lights & lanterns
Me resting my wimpy feet with Suez & Charmane
Eating tacos (appreciate the all WHITE flowers - with one red rose tucked in - so creative!)
Serving tacos - Mmmmmmm
The toast (look at the beautiful decorations!!!)
B&W toast at a B&W party
The whole Maslyn clan
Forced family fun (haha)
Tired from a LONG night (& day!!!)Thanks all!!!!!!!!!!
What a FUN, happy birthday for me!