Sunday, July 17, 2011

emily's 30th birthday/pool party she never wanted.

emily is my best friend. we met in high school. we went to college together. we have a lot of funny memories together and some sad ones too. but saturday night was one of my faves in the memory bucket. yes, i made that up: memory bucket. don't google it because i don't know what you'll find. probably a dumb craft.

anyways, here are the details in pictures of emily's 30th anthropologie-inspired, rustic birthday party that chelsea and i planned. but had lots of help from lots of people to pull it off.  especially keith, her husband who asked us to plan the party and also funded it. sorry, i only emailed you twice for your input. woopsies.

the invite:
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inside this ivy festival was the dinner table.
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and the table setting: stumps, jars, wild flowers, candles...
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how cute are those pennants chelsea made?
and props to nato for cutting the wood stumps with his chainsaw in the 100 degree heat.

cupcakes on stumps. how is that not classy, i ask you?
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but really, tree stump cake platters. toats adorbs. emily hates it when i say toats adorbs. but i am joking. she says people don't know you're kidding and it's stupid. toats whatevs, emily.

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hannah made that cute banner. she admitted to me that she has a cricuit cutter. what? brat, i want one.
and my mom made her famous strawberry cupcakes. ok and my mom made a lot of the food. ok, she made basically all of it. because she is awesome. and because she loves emily. did i mention that this was at her house? awesome.

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audrey also helped with the party. and she hand wrote this "ice cold drinks" sign...for our boys' baseball party next week.but it's too cute not to leave up all the time.

party favors and guest book:
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we had everyone take a polaroid picture(actually a fuji instax) and put it in the guest book with a little birthday wish.
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this is a framed piece of fabric and we wrote on the glass with dry erase marker. you know i'm obsessed with dry erase markers.

penelope also helped get stuff done. i mean, she was more like cheering us on with her bald head. little turtle. but how much does my dad's hair and her hair look the same?
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moving on, there was a little dance party. mostly people were too timid to get on the dance floor. i deleted most pictures of myself as i am pretend pole dancing in most of them and got 3 splinters. someone needs to sand that post, mkay?. i could't really do most of my moves correctly because i was wearing a mom-dress. literally. i was wearing my mom's dress because none of my clothes fit. enjoy this low-quality photo as proof.
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please enjoy emily's dance moves. and jen's too. amazing.
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it was good to have all the besties back together again for this momentous occasion.
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we're all married fellas... you missed out on our mom-hottness. and ya, i know what you're thinking: how do i get ashley's arms? alls you have to do is train professionally for triathlons. her body is rude. toats jeal.


'twas a glorious and fun night. all because em was born 30 years ago.
happy birthday, emily.
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55 comments:

  1. dude...this party is soo cute! and what a sweet hubby for forking over cash AND creative rights. you guys did wonderful. and where does your mom do her shopping? i should tell my mom, so i can double my wardrobe :)

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  2. I love that you say "toats" anything! I don't know you, but I know you're joking. I think it's toats adorbs. You are an awesome event planner! Love it under that ivy! I want to go to there!

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  3. this is the most fantastic party I've ever seen. You guys are amazing. I want to be 30!

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  4. that looks amazing!
    seriously.
    the stumps and sweets was genius. genius i say!

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  5. i love toats adorbs. and i think rachel will say exactly the same thing or so.

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  6. The whole party is totes adorbs. Even if Emily won't say it.

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  7. Great party. Great post.
    Toats amaze.

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  8. My 31st is next month. You wanna fly out to SoCal and plan mine? We have the beach here you know!
    Seriously cute party!

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  9. jami.
    too much fun to comment on this one.
    sorry for the comment explosion.

    tree stumps
    as cupcake platters
    win.

    toats adorbs.
    i totes say it too.
    except i say totes adorbs.
    you have to be kidding when you say it.
    unless you are twelve.
    and like justin bieber.
    everyone knows this.
    except emily, obvs.

    your drink station
    is amazing
    i just poured myself a glass of ice water, i got that thirsty looking at it.

    you look hott - with two t's
    in your mom dress
    you definitely rock it.

    and yeah, those arms are rude.
    time to go shred with jillian.
    she is VERY rude too.

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  10. awesome party planning skills...cute invitation and love the kitchen sink drink station, and packaged chocolate chip cookies! 30s the new 20 i tell you!!

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  11. Super cute! I love the use of the stumps.

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  12. toats awe.
    [awesome] obviously I don't know how to use the toats part and shorten awesome.

    now I need a stump.

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  13. what a gorgeous party! Happy Birthday Emily!! :)

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  14. Beautiful, evrything was sp pretty. I think a party like that would make turning thirty not so bad..... (i had an awful time with the 30th) sweet to see all of your friends together.

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  15. Wow, what a beautiful party. Visiting from Life Made Lovely.

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  16. Fabulous celebration! All of the details seem so well-coordinated, and I'm certain that everyone had a lovely time. Thanks so much for sharing about this beautiful event!

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  17. toats adorbs! and what lucky friends you have.

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  18. This is awesome..it makes me miss my friends from HS. Gosh, and I so want arms like that..:)

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  19. C-ute. you guys did awesome. i expected no less. and what the heck is a cricuit cutter?

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  20. besides being amazed at the event planning details going on here, i am also amazed at how cute penelope is in that pic with her little legs and big eyes. delicious!

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  21. I'm loving EVERY detail of the party! Awesome job!

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  22. BEAUTIFUL party! very sweet looks like you all had tons of fun!! YEAH!

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  23. I'm totes jeal of this awesome party. ;) I'm turning 25 in September and told my husband that I want a quarter-life crisis party. I'm going to refer him to this post so he can copy all the cuteness...dance floor included!

    Happy birthday, Emily!

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  24. yay.

    so fun! i wish i was there busting a move.

    happy birthday em!

    you both are tots adorbs or however you say it jami :)

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  25. Wao! Looks like you guys had a ton of FUN. Everything looks AMAZING! Great Party, GREAT POST!
    Also Great to see the amazing Friendship you guys have!
    CONGRATS GIRLS!

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  26. SO fun! Totally hope this is my friends and I in 5 years :)

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  27. Hands down the most gorgeous party ever! Like something from a magazine. And the invites are amazing too! Totally reminds me of Hammerpress! We have a couple of framed Hammerpress prints in our house and every time I see them it reminds me of home.

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  28. What is your arm doing in your dancing picture?! HAha it looks toats wierd :)

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  29. beautiful party. it's great that you have been friends for so long and still going strong.

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  30. i just made a skirt out of ALMOST that same green fabric u framed. love it.

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  31. Toats gorg party! Happy birthday to Emily! I adore the stump platters. Love, love, love.

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  32. Looks perfect! The photo's are fantasic too! What fun!

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  33. Emily is one blessed girl and you are one amazing friend!

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  34. WOW. I have never laughed so hard reading anyone's post. That was truly amazing and you made my day. Toats.

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  35. came here from Emily's blog....and just had to say:
    i LOVELOVELOVE your playlist! totes (NZ spelling) brill.

    thank you!
    Dee

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  36. love all the party details!! hooray for friends and celebrating! xo

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  37. um, wow. speechless. stunning, stunning party!

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  38. amazing! and i really like that song on your blog too. :)

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  39. Totes Jelly.

    She's super lucky to have you as a friend, you're the shizzy that's for sure.

    Is it okay that I semi cussed on your blog? It better be. Because I wont censor my love for you.

    I wish I could have came though, boo! I would have rocked a mom dress with you, for sure!

    xo
    Happy Birthday Emily!

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  40. uhhhh-mazing! i will be 30 in a year and a half. plenty of time for you to plan my party. k? toats serious. :)

    all kidding aside, you did an amazing job and emily is so blessed to have such great friends!

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  41. so a few things.
    1. the widget thingy on the bottom of the post that says "you may also like..." had a "pom craft tutorial" but in my old age, i read "porn craft tutorial" and for a split second i thought you might have taken this blog to a different level.

    2. your daughter is amazing.

    3. where did you get that "ice cold drinks" sign?

    4. aren't 30th birthday parties the best? you did a great job.

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  42. "Toats Adorb!"

    Every detail is just wonderful. And the way you photographed it all, it looks like a dream.

    What a lucky friend. That's they way to celebrate your 30th!

    Bethany

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  43. Stop it. This party is perfect! Love it ALL. Great job! Emily is so lucky to have such awesome friends to throw her such a fun birthday bash! And, those tree stumps are awesome!

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  44. Ack! This is the party I wish I could throw! In my head they look like this, but then in reality I have plastic spoons in a cup and a sharpie'd sign thumbtacked on the wall! Sigh...someday.

    Wonderful party!

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  45. awesome party! how can i follow you?? i can't seem to find a follow button?!

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  46. beautimous! love every bit of it! y'all should throw everyone their 30th bday parties! :)

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  47. What a beautiful party!

    Em is certainly lucky to have great friends like you gals! :)

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  48. Gorgeous party! One thing though: on the invitation, it's not "livations," it's libations. ;)

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  49. Um cutest party ever, my name is Emily too, can we be best friends too?

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  50. That party looked so put together! I love, love, loved that stump idea and the awesome ivy festival! Great job!

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  51. Oh Jami...you're my party throwin' hero. Super cute everything. Kudos.

    Will you please throw a birthday party for me someday? Please???

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  52. holy amazing, fantastical party! lve it~ and that pict of miss P--darling!

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  53. I am a Party Stylist and love what you did at this party. I wondered if you could refer me to where you got the tree slices and stumps. I'm looking for an uo coming bridal shower. Thanks SO much! Adorable!!

    Karis

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