Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Colleen's Goodbye to Roaring 20s Birthday Party

Last Friday, I traveled to Albany for Colleen's birthday party. Sean had a rugby game on Saturday so he did not arrive until a little over an hour before the party started. I wanted extra time with Colleen which is why I decided to go on Friday vs. on Saturday with Sean.

On Friday, we had dinner at our favorite sushi place (Colleen's treat as "payment" to take pictures on Saturday which I found funny because I was going to take pictures anyway. But I did not argue because free food is high on my list of things I enjoy in life) and then went back to her house. We wrote down a to-do list for the next day to ensure that we got everything that needed to be done, done before the party started.

On Saturday, we woke up bright and early and headed to the nail salon which was a sweet treat by Colleen's husband (thanks Eric!!). We had an early lunch, stopped by the grocery to pick up a few things for the party, went to the mall for accessories and were back at Colleen's house to begin setting up.

By 4:45pm we were set and began to get ready for the party.

Colleen thought of everything for her Goodbye to her Roaring 20s party. Her house was set up as a speakeasy and in order to enter you needed to provide the password that was given to all guest attendees the day before.

On her front door was a sign that read "Closed for Violation of National Prohibition Act by Order of United States District Court. All persons are forbidden to enter premises without order from the United States Marshall".

She had mustaches for the men and long pearl necklaces for the women. She had a small candy station filled with candies made in the 20s.
She also had Girl Scout cookies since they were created in the 20s as well.
The menu was a mix of popular foods in the 20s and Colleen's favorite foods.

Everyone really went all out and dressed up and it was so fun to see everyone in their getups! Seriously, I want to go around dressing like this everyday. Such a fantastic era!

Since I was responsible for taking pictures I took lots of detail shots and of course what everyone wore! I think that anyone who is turning 30 should throw a goodbye to Roaring 20s birthday party! It's such a fabulous idea and who doesn't love getting dressed up?

It was such a fun night and I'm wishing that I could do it all over again. But with these pictures I kinda feel like I can. Excuse the massive amount of pictures but trust me when I say that I actually removed a lot of pictures before posting this, as hard as that may be to believe.

That's Eric! So neat, right?!

And that my friends is a wrap!



two birds said...

What a cool party! I love how much thought she put into every detail. And you look gorgeous in your get up!

Law_Fal said...

I love love love this theme!!!! Everyone looks amazing and I'm glad you had some good QT with your bestie! I also love the authenticity. "Lips that touch liquor...." My how times have changed lol

Eesh said...

Seriously though! Can I steal this idea in about two years??? How fab! You all look sk darling! I'm drooling over everything.


Kristen said...

That is SO fun!! I love it!!

Dee D said...

What a great idea. I only wish I had thought of a party this cool when I turned 30. Happy belated birthday, Colleen!

JJ said...

this is beyond amazing! what a great job she did with all the foods, drinks, etc. and the photos you took look wonderful!

NikG said...

You did a fabulous job on the pictures!! The party looks like it was a lot of fun!

Highly Favored said...

You did a fabulously excellent job with the pictures.

Great party theme....looks like a lot of fun.

Life with J and J said...

Wow! What an AWESOME birthday celebration. Now, that's how you say goodbye to your 20s!!!

Happy Birthday to your BFF. Wishing her many more!

Heather said...

Wow, I love this idea and theme! How awesome! I wish I had done it last year when I turned 30!

BKCsquared said...

Oh my gosh, how FUN!! First off, you look absolutely gorgeous. & I LOVE that pearls and mustaches were up for grabs. I also love that a lot of the pictures are in black & white - like they would be in the 20s!

This is such a fantastic idea & it was executed perfectly!! Now I'm looking forward to turning 30! ;)

xo, B

EmilyJane said...

Sean looks like such a G !! This looks like so much fun! I loved everyone's outfits and accessories!
I may steal her idea in January :X

Jessica Jean-Marie said...

This looks like such an awesome party! Love the 1920's and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate turning 30. You two looked fantastic :)

Christelle said...

How fun!! Every detail was thought out and made the party look so authentic! You did a faboulous job taking pictures, too, as always! Happy Birthday to your creative friend Colleen!

cashanamusings said...

The party looks like so much fun! Love the theme and how everything was incorporated.

Desiree Macke said...

Such a fun party! I'm going to suggest this to all of my friends who have yet to exit their 20s!

Cece said...

Wow. She really did go all out!! It must have taken a lot of work and planning to put that together. Great job! She should save all the stuff and have another 20's party in a few years or so just because. You did great on the pics too.

Tomes Edition said...

Great detailed pics! She went all out and I'm happy you guys had a blast. I like the theme as well very creative.

Pegster said...

Wow just wow. Such a beautiful party and your picture narration was awesome. I really felt like I was there.

PS - Makes me want to go all out on a future birthday party.

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

LOVE the theme! Makes everyone get dressed to the nines- how fun! They got the drink list down pat! Great coverage- feels like we're right there with ya babe!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog love, hope to see you back soon!

Peace. Love. LOL!

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CoastWithMe said...

Hubba hubba! Faith you look oh so sexay! You are working those Zara heels girl! What a fun party! Everyone including the birthday girl looked beautiful! I absolutely love the theme! They went all out and this will definitely be a night Colleen will always remember!

Susannah said...

What a fun party!!! I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to steal the theme for my 30th birthday! :-)

Angela K said...

Wow, amazing! What a fun party!

eaduran08 said...

Awesome!! I love how you captured all the 20s fun! You looked great! Sean looks like he could've been cast as an actor from the untouchables. Do you remember when we use to watch that show? You both look so stunning! Love you guys!

My Froley said...

I love the glittery bar sign !! All the outfits look amazing !!

Maureen S. said...

Ummmm...ya, I'm going to steal this idea in October. I love the black and white photos. Well done girl!

Vett Vandiver said...

I saw your photos on IG and this looks like THE BEST themed party ever!! the decorations look incredible and you and the hubs look perfect!

Ashley said...

so stinkin cute! what an awesome idea for a party!! and you guys look great! <3

Beauty said...

Nice pictures; you all looked so lovely. I bet you had so much fun.

Maria said...

what a FUN theme!!! you all look fabulous!! and i LOVE your shoes!!
i've missed your posts and am going to catch up on a few while i have my third cup of coffee!! i'll be back to catch up on the rest later! i LOVE reading your posts marathon style. :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

the party looked amazing! what a fun idea and everyone looked amazing with their outfits!!

Morgan said...

This is so cool! She thought of everything and your friends outfits are so awesome. I love that everybody got so into it. You all look great! What a fun night :)

Kathy C said...

OMG I want to have a party like this!!! Ugh..why am I so old. lol
Such an epic party I'm sure!!

grace and gratitude said...

so, i did a google search for "roaring 20's birthday party" as my eldest sister is turning the dirty-thirty this year.
i click an image not looking at the link.
as i'm scrolling down the pics, i see a girl in a black dress with pearls on and i'm like she looks really familiar.
i keep scrolling until i'm like wait, that's faith, haha.

love these pics!
they'll definitely come in handy!