Abby's Epic Twenty Sixth Birthday


Confession: I LOVE birthdays. Like, over the top love.  And not just my own... I look forward to the birthdays of all of my close friends and take advantage of any opportunity to go over the top.

So... for my 26th birthday, the universe aligned and I leapt at the opportunity to throw an LMP-style bash! You see, my birthday is December 30th... the day before New Years Eve.  Seri just happened to be away for the Holidays, and the LMP studio was open and available.


I spread the word. A little but earlier than necessary... October 19th to be exact. But I wanted to be able to give friends PLENTY of time to plan on coming. And it worked! Friends came from far and wide... Denver, Boston, San Diego, Philly... and Brooklyn.

I knew that I wanted the decor to be very glam and sparkly, using mostly metallics with touches of black and pink.  I reused the silver fringe wall from our friends at Decorative Novelty that we featured in our Top Tips for a Rockin' New Years Eve Party post.


For balloons, I went to our local party store and found these amazing, obnoxious 40" letter balloons in a shiny, coppery-gold and spelled out my name.  I positioned these beauties right in front of our studio windows, so the first thing my guests saw when they walked in was giant ABBY balloons. I also used some black and gold 'Cheers' balloons that were leftover from our 2016 New Years Eve Party in a Box, and purchased some additional 36" jumbo magenta balloons and 12" gold balloons. I attached clusters of these guys to our bar cart and food table.


I also checked the LMP balloon stock and found that we had a bunch of pink '2016' number balloons leftover from last years New Years Eve Box, so I took a few sets, removed the '0' and '1', and voila! 26!


I stocked the bar cart with the essentials - a pineapple-shaped ice bucket from CB2 (a birthday gift from my bestie, Sarah), star swizzle sticks and black and gold cocktail napkins leftover from one of our Holiday parties in a box, carafes filled with champagne and raspberries, and plenty of confetti.


On the food table, I used more items leftover from our past parties in a box, including gold and black star food toppers by All That Glitters Party Shoppe, gold foil and white dessert dessert plates, metallic gold and magenta paper straws, and black chevron stamped food picks.


I served some snacks - charcuterie, chips, salsa, hummus, pretzels, and cupcakes. I provided beer and wine for my guests and asked them to bring their own if they wanted any specific liquor. I chilled the white wine and champagne in Seri's gorgeous gold champagne bucket. To top off the table details, I added our favorite gold and white deer bust, our pink letter board, and of course, plenty of confetti.


We had a little extra of the silver fringe, so I lined one of the walls in our office to set up a photo booth station, which my friends and I had way to much fun posing in front of.


Even disco pig got some love in the photo booth!


The best part? Maggie work sneakily with my friends Steph and Christina to make me the most perfect Snapchat geofilter for the party... showcasing my love of Beyoncé.


Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate.. it was truly the best birthday ever!