It’s sort of become a thing. Every year my sister throws herself a birthday party and since my 30th I’ve decided to adopt the same tradition. Why not, right? But in true last-minute fashion early last week I decided it was absolutely happening and that I’d best invite some people. Essential party type things people are. Otherwise there is no party. Just you.
Inspired by Kate’s 30th earlier this year I had this grand plan to whip out the fairy lights and make my backyard sparkle. Hubby had a grand plan to go fishing. Nice one. So when I asked Desiree if she had any fairy lights I could borrow she went one better. She sent her Hubby with fairy lights, led strip lights and some party lights. He then insisted I put up and light my lanterns from my birthday last year. He was sooooo right. The effect was absolutely party worthy.
We had people over for a bring a plate BBQ. Then the BBQ died. Awkward. My niece and nephews ran madly through the house, laughing and enjoying the coloured disco lights while the adults grouped outside. The late notice meant it wasn’t a huge crowd, but all the important people were pretty much here. Almost. So we ate, drank, laughed, chatted and hung out. Around 11pm those of us who were heading to the pub got dressed to do that.
It was a simple, awesome night up until then and it continued on. I don’t know about you but this sort of thing is so very much up my ally. I love being able to kick back at home and entertain people. I love good food and drink. I even like dancing at a sweaty pub to old school music that I know all the words too. Life, my friends is good. And THAT is how I party.
Oh, you were hoping for more photos? Well awkward. I didn’t really get any of those. There are about a million on Instagram. Trillions even. Haha. Okay maybe not that many. But I figure if you are interested here’s the hashtag and a link to somewhere you can view them. But then I remembered those cool people at snapwidget have super sized gallery type plug-ins and I might as well share one of those! You’re welcome.
When was the last time YOU had a birthday party?
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So awesome you had a great celebration, it’s been forever since we’ve had a good one. It’s long, long overdue…..we used to throw some epic ones, stupid epic type ones. But in so down these days for good friends, good conversations, a cheeky few drinks and a few more, some belly laughs and little but of shenanigans. We will so have to party and celebrate together damn us being hours away from one another.
Happy birthday again my love may it be a most glorious year for you.
I love the big stupid ones. They’re fun for sure. But the ones like this one and the one you’ve described are better. More time for one-on-one and hanging out. Unless your BBQ breaks like ours did and you have to hustle around finding alternatives. Haha.
Ah, maybe when Jimmy Carter was President in the late 70’s.
Haha. Time to throw yourself another one by the sound of that! 😉
Even Neo made the photo cut! Oh hiya! xx
Of course he did! Superstar. 😀