I wasn't expecting or wanting anything elaborate. Just an evening of friends, family, snackies, music and maybe a drink or two and have it on New Years Eve. Well, that is exactly what I got. In fact, it was more than I couldv'e hoped for.
White twinkle lights, black/silver/hot pink color scheme, shiny stars hanging from the ceiling, lots of food, tasty drinks and a room full of people that love me.
The room was breath-taking and the details were amazing. I wanted a "New York" type theme so we could do the 9pm west coast/12am east coast countdown so people didn't feel like they had to stay super late. Especially those with little tykes. Well 9pm came and went faster than anyone realized. It was a very quick "3, 2, 1, Happy New Year" that only about half of the room heard.
Every detail was perfect. There were place cards marking the "names" of the dishes offered.
A candy "bar" for party favors (and for the kids to get the ultimate sugar high)
The kids had a great time dancing! Most of the adults were too shy (or too sober) to really get out there and get their groove on but a few of us did.
I know it kind of looks like the WWF but they really were dancing.
My favorite decoration was the sign on the wall. It said "Happy 30th Birthday Shannon" but the 3-0 was made up of pictures of me. Pictures from when I was little, from high school (scary), college, etc. It was the coolest idea! I wish I could've brought it home with me.
Thank You to everyone that was involved. Planning, making food, setting up, chipping in money, attending etc. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! It was perfect.
Ha Ha Ha.. Got ya!