Hope everyone has a great and safe Halloween this year!
My birthday was a couple weeks ago. I’ve been freaking out about my 30th birthday since I turned 25, so I knew I needed to do something big so I wouldn’t be sitting at home moping over it.
My idea was “Roaring out of the 20s”: a 1920s themed event that turned my house into a speakeasy, complete with period drinks, gambling, and dancing! It was AMAZING.
The cake was designed after my invitations by Sweetface Cakes and looked perfect. And the taste was out of the this world! The bottom layer was chocolate espresso with chocolate ganache filling and the top layer was red velvet with caramel cream cheese filling. All topped with the best buttercream I’ve ever tasted and then a layer of fondant.
I hired bartender, Kristen Aplin, to make all our specialty themed drinks. The menu included champagne, martinis, aviations, bronxes, manhattans, old fashioneds, and mint juleps.
Spangler Entertainment provided a craps table for the night, and David Hendricks did a great job as the dealer. After he left, we opened up the floor to do some dancing!
And, of course, there was a photo booth. Here’s a sampling of the 300+ photos I got! Don’t you love everyone’s costumes?
I am so grateful to everyone who made it out. Thank you so much for making it the best 30th birthday ever!
Hope everyone has had a great Halloween! You all know it’s one of my favorite holidays, and I start prepping for it early. This year was no exception, so I wanted to share my Black Swan costume with you!
Unfortunately I didn’t get to wear it much, since I was crazy busy this weekend with a wedding and a bridal show (posts on both of those to come soon), and I spent Halloween night sick and catching up on “The Walking Dead”.
I’d love to know what your costumes were!
I took a brief vacation over the past weekend to visit my best friend Sabrina and her family in the Virginia Beach area. It was a fun-filled trip with a day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg (I hadn’t been there since I was 11 or 12!) and the beach, of course.
She has two very cute kids, whom you might recall from Kaleb’s birthday photos.
There may have even been some photos taken of me, which is rare.
Jonathan attempted to surf, but the waves weren’t very big…
I miss my best friend (and the beach) already and can’t wait until we can do it again!