We celebrated my 35th birthday over the weekend with a luau! For a little while, we weren’t sure if the party was actually going to happen. As you may know, we live in Phoenix and rarely see rain. Well, about an hour before my party was set to start, a CRAZY storm came rolling in and destroyed all of my outdoor decorations, not to mention a few trees in our yard. Note to self: tissue paper garlands and lanterns do not mix well with water! We had rainbow colored streams dripping down onto our furniture and travertine deck. Luckily, it didn’t stain. As I was doing my makeup during the storm, the lights flickered and we lost power. I remained calm, as usually these storm bursts don’t last long. Within an hour, the rain stopped, the power came back on and the weather turned into pure heaven! Rather than sweltering in 110 degrees, we spent the first few hours of the party in 75 degrees and once it got warmer everyone got in the pool. It couldn’t have been more perfect! For the party designs, I collaborated with Tabatha from Vintage Lucy’s. She made me an adorable tank with the hula girl on it to wear to the party and I created printables to match, using her illustration! I had Mandy from Sugar on Top make cookies to match and they turned out amazing, as usual!
More party details coming soon…..
Have a fabulous week!