Monday, April 4, 2011

Last Birthday Party Post!!!

My 30th Birthday was Friday (yes I was an April Fools Day Baby)

As most of you know from alllll the previous posts leading up to the party, I had grand plans, since it had been years and years since my last birthday party.

So here at last are some of the final pictures of the party set up!!

Due to lack of funds I made most of the decor from things I had, and I am pretty darn proud of myself!
I had an awesome party with great food and friends!

 I printed Marie out, glittered her up and stuck her on toothpicks for the cupcake toppers. I made the gum paste flowers. The icing is a from scratch butter cream. I used box mix for the cupcakes. Seriously, I had already done so much, there was no way I was going to make cupcakes from scratch!

 The cake toppers also were printed out and glittered by me. My one "splurge" was the edible wafer butterflies from Etsy shop Sugar Robot
They were amazing!!!!!
 I used my collection of vintage cake stands to display everything.
 The Eiffel Tower bottles with flowers in them were found at the thrift store for under $1 each.

 More cupcake toppers I printed out.
 Pink & Grey Balloons
 Pretty plates and napkins!

 Pink and Grey "poofs"

Fringed streamers on the banister.
 Meringue Nests (bought form Whole Foods) and filled with Lemon Curd and topped with strawberries.
 The Eiffel Tower holding the French Macrons (made by yours truly) Tutorial on how I made the tower out of a cardboard box here>>Tower Tutorial
 Marie Antoinette Mod Podged to votive cups holding Jordan Almonds. I found that Target sells the Jordan Almonds cheaper than anywhere else. I got a large box of the for around $4.
The gift bags

 The crepe buttons that went in the gift bags (made by me and a hot glue gun!) Crown graphic from The Graphics Fairy
 Paris banner
 Wonderful Taffy's from Trader Joes

*Linking to these fabulous parties*


  1. Wow! First off HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Oh, the 30's are a FABULOUS time!!
    What a wonderful theme for your party..everything is so beautiful and so well thought out. GREAT JOB!!

  2. This party is freaking amazing! You did so much work! I am totally copying your cake for my daughter's sweet sixteen this year! It looks awesome :)

  3. So happy your party turned out so wonderful!! Everything looked fabulous and I'm sure your guests had a wonderful time! That butterfly cake simply looks amazing :)


  4. Oh my goodness!! I've just found your blog today and Im totally sucked in! Your Party looks amazing!!! Im in love with everything that you made!!

    The Marie Antoinette cupcake toppers are just beautiful! and Im in LOVE with the Giant Eiffel Tower!! You made beautiful stuff!!!

    Also I saw where you live in an old farmhouse! My husband and I just moved into an old farmhouse! If you have decorating tips or anything let me know lol

  5. Wow! What a fun party! I love how you carried the theme throughout. Those butterfly cake embellishments are amazing! Thanks for sharing the source.

  6. I am in awe of your talents girl! You are incredible and I am speechless at how much you did yourself. Big hugs and pats on the back. You must have needed to party hardy after all of that work. Your friends and fam must have freaked out!! Love it all!!

  7. well happy bleated birthday! so nice to meet you. merci for stopping into my blog and leaving such sweet words. your blog is lovely!! i am your newest follower. will be back when i have the chance to sit and visit awhile!(took a peek at your pinterest board. oh my...j'adore!!)

  8. Everything was beautiful Happy Birthday.
    I want to see a picture of you in the dress

  9. What fun! Those butterflies on your cake are definitely worth the splurge. I've never seen pics or heard of anyone having a Marie Antoinette party. How orginal and creative!

  10. Wow!! That all looks so awesome. I LOVE your butterfly cake. I might have to throw myself a Marie Antoinette party!

  11. Everything is AWESOME, but I think my favorite is the Eiffel Tower.

  12. Happy Belated Birthday!!
    Everything looks wonderful!!!

  13. Happy Belated Birthday! I can't believe I missed this post after following you for the entire preparations. Typical me, a day late and a dollar short! I think I was messing with ducks instead of blogging (blushing...I'm a ding-dong) Anyway, glad the party went well and happy 30th!

    Cindy Bee

  14. You did a really great job! Thank you sharing it with Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

  15. Saying hi from WUW :)
    Now thats a 30th everyone will remember! The decos and food look amazing. I can see a lot of hard work went into it all but well worth it in the end. Thanks for sharing xo

  16. Hello! I discovered your blog from Savvy Southern Style. First of all, Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I wish you more happy years with your family.

    I love the party decors that you made. You were able to turn simple things around the house to an elegant party material. I particularly love the Eiffel Tower and the butterfly cake!

    I hope we could develop a connection by following each others blogs. May you have a "wow" wednesday!

  17. This is fantastic!!!! I am in LOVE with Marie and I *love* doing fabulous things on the cheap! This has totally inspired me for my next birthday!!!

  18. Wow! Absolutely love your party! Totally fabulous!


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