Monday, August 27, 2012

It’s My Birthday!

It’s no secret…I haven’t been in the blogging “mood” lately (it comes and it goes).  But I haven’t just been sitting around re-reading the entire Harry Potter series…  I have also been planning and preparing for my first birthday party in 27 years!

In celebration of turning 39 (for the first time), I hosted my own party on Saturday night.  I cooked and decorated, and then enjoyed the company of family and friends-we-love-like-family.

My daughter designed these cute invitations for me:


…and that set the stage for a pinwheel-themed party  ;-)

There was a wreath on the front door, softened by some wide tulle ribbon:

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A pinwheel garland, also strung on wide tulle ribbon:

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…and more pinwheels appeared on the dessert buffet…

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…as well as one of my hand-painted signs (seemed appropriate for a party, don’t you think??) birthday 007

…and what was for dessert, you ask?  Well, there was

  • white chocolate macadamia caramel corn,
  • mint brownies,
  • German chocolate mini cupcakes, and
  • coconut lime crunch!

So you can see that cooking took a higher priority over blogging last week (there was also two kinds of lasagna and homemade cheesy bread).  I ran out of time to take more pictures before the guest arrived. 

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Since I couldn’t share my goodies with all of you, I thought I’d share some goodies from my Etsy shop instead.  Through Friday, August 31, you can get 10% off your purchase with the code 39BIRTHDAY.


Ali Richardson said...

Happy happy bday!! what a great lookin' party!

Cassie Bustamante said...

looks so fun and colorful! i love the pinwheels! happy birtdhay! :)

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Korrie! You really know how to throw a party! Will you decorate for mine hehe?

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love the Pinwheel theme for your Party! And the food looked yummy!
Have a wonderful week!

Sonja said...

Happy Birthday!
I wish you all the best.
Enjoy the party,
A big hug from Germany,

Honey at 2805 said...

Happy Birthday!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Korrie! We gals need to live up our last year in our 30's. :D

Darling decorations. Now I'm hungry. :( :D

ann said...

Happy Birthday, Korrie! I love how you used pinweels for a grown up birthday party. My favorite is the wreath. So creative!

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Wicked Faerie Queen said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Korrie. You throw one heck of a party.

Really beautiful, looks like you had a wonderful time.


Full Circle Creations said...

Happy Birthday Korrie! Looks like it was a great party! I love the pinwheel garland and wreath!


Good Time Charlie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!! What a fun party you had too! Enjoy the last of your 30's!

Anonymous said...

I'm singing "Happy Birthday to you. . ." from a distance! You don't want to hear it up close--I can't carry a tune ; D But I wish you (at least) 39 more great years!

Beth said...

Here's hoping you have no less than 39 more 39th birthdays! ;) Happy Birthday!:D

Homeroad said...

Happy, Happy 39th Birthday Korrie... I've turned 39 several times already!

SImple and Serene Living said...

happy birthday, sweetie. You have been missed. :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Happy birthday Korrie!!! Your party was so cute! Love the pinwheels and those cupcakes look and sound amazing! Hope you had a great time! And I hope the coming year is filled with sweet surprises!

Bliss said...

I've had an anniversary or 15 of my 39th. So happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happpyyyy birrrthdaaay dearrr Korrieee, happy birthday to youuuuu.


Maria Elena said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Patty said...

Happy Birthday, Korrie ! And many more. I just had my 52nd, or rather the 13th anniversary of my 39th! Tee hee ! Those cupcakes look wonderful ! Like they won't have the calories a big cake would.

Can you tell me how you paint your signs ? I have a friend who wants me to make a sign for her but I don't know if my hand lettering will look nice enough. Do you use stencils ? I was looking for some today but could only find capital letters, no lower-case. Bummed !

Thank you for any good hints you can share !


Miss Charming said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Korrie! How fun to throw your own party. (Love the cupcake sign.)

Stephanie said...

So colorful and FUN - love it! Happy Birthday!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Happy Birthday! I love the pinwheel theme!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, your decorations look beautiful!

Eleonora Boiserie & C. said...

Buon Compleanno e tanta tanti tanti Auguri da Roma! Ciao Eleonora

Unknown said...

Love the pinwheels! Happy Birthday! You are such a newbie...I've celebrated my 39th so many more times than you!!!!! LOL

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun party, I bet you all had a great time! My daughter turns 17 today :)

Jennifer Interiors said...

Hope your Birthday was wonderful! :)