One of my best friends (and cousin) Melissa turned 30 today so we had her over for dinner, cake and ice cream and a little board game fun. Her, her boyfriend and his son joined us and our three kids - they all get along great and took off to play as soon as he arrived.
Of course I can't let a birthday go unnoticed, so my kids and I did up a few decorations (my daughter said it was Aunt Mel's party - we NEEEEEED to decorate!) and I put together a couple of fun gifts, that could totally double as party favors/table decorations at a shin-dig! The green tissue paper balls are for another event and the yellow chinese lantern was in my craft room. I also had left over streamers that I snipped to make a fringe streamer. And a few handmade party hats for the kids using scrapbook paper added the perfect touch! Not bad for last minute pieced together decor!
First up is a take on a popular 30's gift, 30 Lollipops with a sign that says 30 Sucks. But I absolutely hate the word suck, it's just one of those words that gets under my skin, so I crossed that puppy out and totally added in the truth: 30 ROCKS, baby! Hasn't anyone told you? 30 is the new 20!
Anyway, I also found a foam finger at Dollar Tree and made another candy piece with peanut butter M&M's and Rock Candy:
And yes, we snacked on these during the evening!
I've made the printables available for download so you can use them at a 30th Birthday Bash - seriously, these would look awesome on a dessert table!
I also slaved my butt off in the kitchen making this cake (come on! You know me by now! Thanks goes out to Dunkin Hines!) and I just winged the frosting job, but I kinda dig it.
After dinner cake and ice cream we played couples Outburst! while the kids snuggled down and watched a movie...sadly, my hubby and I lost. Once 8:30 rolled around it was time to get the kids ready for bed, and Mel's sweet boy hadn't had a nap today so they whisked him home for bed as well. We're wild, I tell you. PARTY ANIMALS! But hey, we had a good time, so that's what matters!
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