My 30th Birthday!

I have just turned 30! I was very excited to plan a party with all my family & friends to celebrate this milestone. I decided to hold the party at our new place as a bit of a combined housewarming as well. I hoped for karaoke, lots of yummy food and a professionally made cake - and it all came together for a fun night with lots of friendship and laughter! 

These were my table set-ups - 5 tables with a backdrop (which I purchased from Vistaprint): 
- Sweets and Lolly Bar
- Fruit and Savoury Bar
- Drinks Bar
- Hot Chocolate and Coffee Bar
- The cake table with a Happy Birthday banner

I used star pickets to hold up the banners for the 3 tables below which were placed out on the grass, and then had the hot chocolate and coffee bar close to our outdoor power point, and the cake table undercover as well as a bit of a focal point when you walked outside. 

I put a white tablecloth on each table (I owned two and borrowed the other three). On the Sweets and Lolly Bar I had lots of different jars for lollies and chocolates, plus professionally-made cupcakes & fondant cookies & pikelets. 

On the Fruit and Savoury bar I had a big fruit platter and cheese boards plus chips for the kids. I also brought out mini sausage rolls, pies and feta triangles. For dinner we also had pulled pork and coleslaw on buns which I ordered from a butchery in town - so yummy! 

The Drinks Bar had juice, non-alcoholic punch, water and then beside the table in ice buckets were wine and more juice and soft drink. 

The Hot Choc & Coffee Bar was a huge hit - I had my Aldi coffee pod machine set-up with milk frothers for a real coffee, plus coffee sachets, hot chocolate powder and a selection of teas. I had bunches of rose gold, pink, gold and white balloons everywhere which I'd blown up with a little helium pump from Big W (as you can see in this picture). 

The beautiful cake took pride of place on the last table, with bunting and fresh flowers (which I had on each table as well). I wore a navy blue wrap dress, pink tassel earrings and had my tan & hair professionally done (because you only turn 30 once!)

'Melissa's Cakes' made my gorgeous and delicious caramel and white chocolate mud cake. It was two-tiers and very tall - it could have fed 100 people easily! The flowers were fresh flowers from Woolworths and the 'thirty' cake topper is by 'Topper's by Tegan' on Facebook. 

Inside the cake! 

Our family - Brendan, Miss O (18 mths), Miss M (3) and me!

Thanks to L. Sims for taking some fantastic professional photos on the night! 

It was a fantastic night and I'm so happy that it all came together as I'd hoped! Here's to turning 30 in style! 

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