Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Party Planner: I'm Feeling 32


I'm never one to shy away from a theme party, but when it came to planning my recent birthday celebration, I was a little at a loss as to what would be an appropriate theme to ring in 32. I finally found some inspiration from an unexpected source...pop sensation Taylor Swift! Her song "22" pays tribute to the "happy, free, confused, lonely, miserable, and magical" times that surround that age...and being a decade removed from it, it kind of made me feel a little old! Check out the music video:


Luckily, I stumbled upon a hilarious parody video all about "feeling 32" which includes situations that are much more familiar to me, such as eating huge blocks of cheese for dinner (washed down by a bottle of wine), scrolling through constant baby photos in my Facebook newsfeed, and the curse of having both acne AND wrinkles at the same time. Just to be clear, I don't think that being 32 is actually old, but let's just say...this song definitely hits close to home for me, in the funniest possible way:



Suddenly, a theme was born! I included both music videos on my invitation and enlisted M's help in designing some paper products for the party.

M and me, cracking ourselves up before the party
We love the big impact that simple crafts can make, so M fashioned some adorable paper straw flags - one side said "I'm feeling 32" while the other featured two thirty-something icons from the parody song...sketches of a cat and a glass of wine:


Checking out the straws with our friend Jeff and fellow blogger Allison

 

We also carried out the theme through the goody bags, which contained "sensible" items that all 32-year-olds should have on hand - a pack of Kleenex, individual packets of Tylenol, and single-use packs of floss! We bundled the items up in a black gift bag and affixed a custom sticker to the front that was also designed by M - this time, the cat and glass of wine were joined by two other things that 32-year-olds love...a carton of take-out Chinese food, and a big pair of comfy sweats!


I'm so thankful to my BFF/co-blogger for all that she did to make my party so much fun...I may be feeling 32, but I'll always feel 22 (or let's face it, 16!) when the two of us are hanging out!


And just to cap things off, here are a few party pics:

Mmmm a 16 Handles gift card in a take-out container filled with sprinkles...yes, please!





 What's your favorite way to celebrate your birthday?

Linking up with Morgan, Anni, Thoughts for Thursday, and Joey.

23 comments :

  1. You did such a great job as per usual!! I love the theme - it's so fun!! You both looked awesome, love your romper B!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. How fun! Definitely a great theme for your 32nd and all of the details were perfection! You guys did such an awesome job and you looked awesome in that romper!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Love your details, as always! Such great ideas...you ladies both looked amazing!

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  4. This was so cute and fun! You girls really have a talent for putting on themed parties.

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  5. So cute and fun, I love it! That 32 video is so funny too. Life gets better in your 30's, at least that is what I've found! Hope that you had a great time celebrating too. :-)

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  6. Such a creative and fun theme....this looks like such a fabulous night! You look great in that romper! Take that, 22 year olds, lol :)

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  7. Oh what a great theme, love it! I'll be 32 in a few months too, it's a fabulous age! :)

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  8. Such fun pics! You throw the most amazing parties, I may need you in the future ;-)

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  9. You guys do the best parties and you look fab!

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  10. this might be the best theme ever. seriously, stealing it when it's my turn, unless i'm pregnant or have kids lol (:-|)

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  11. I love the theme for your party!!!! And turning 32 this year myself....I can totally relate to ALL of these things!!!

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  12. What a fantastic party!!!! Now think of something that works for 31...... ;-)

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  13. You guys are the cutest ever - you plan the BEST ever events and I was so happy to be included in this one. The straws were a PERFECT hit.
    Obsessed all around, you ladies are the best! xo

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  14. Love the theme! Y'all did a great job.

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Looks like you had a blast. And since I turn 32 this summer I extra love the theme :)

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  16. Happy Birthday, girlfriend! You look incredible and I LOVE how much fun y'all have. I wish I lived closer so I could participate in all y'alls awesome parties! xo

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  17. Happy birthday! And I LOVE LOVE those goodie bags! Especially the stickers! Yall are too good at this!

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  18. this is so cute!! Celebrating with friends is always the best!

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  19. You all looked amazing!!! And I'm dying over the theme--so hilarious!!!!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  20. This is freaking awesome! I've never heard that Taylor Swift song but yeah, it makes me feel old. I turned 32 last December so I feel ya! Love that you made it a theme and had a great time! :) Wish I lived closer to you!

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  21. This was an awesome idea and that party looks so fun!! Love it!

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