Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My 40th!

Hi Guys,

Warning, pic heavy, stamping light, post! Blogger playing up, have edited this about 6 times!

I have had an absolute ball over the last few days celebrating turning 40. Who would've thought being 40 could be so good. A HUGE thank you to my fabulous blog buddies, Andrea, Lee-Anne, Lee, Genelle & Sarah-Jane for your birthday wishes. It is wonderful how SU leads to amazing friendships, even amongst people who've never met. Love ya, gorgeous ladies!! I will take pics of the lovely cards I've been sent soon. If you want to see the card that the very lovely Andrea made me, click here. Isn't it gorgeous? It is even lovelier IRL.

I thought I'd update a few pics of my party. I just had a small gathering of about 35 people for finger food & cake. My good friends Ross & sarah had a 'lolly bar' at their wedding & I loved the idea, so i pinched it. (Card making is not the only area of my life where I CASE, LOL). I also saw these pics on Petronela's blog & really liked her use of the stripey stamp from the 'Cute & Curly' set for the lolly jar labels, so I CASEd that too. My colour scheme was Rich Razzleberry & Silver, which was so pretty.

Here are my pics:

The lovely balloon arrangements, the top one has 40's printed on it.

Lolly bags made using the Big Shot Fancy Favour die. The clips are from Smiggle.

The cake table & Lolly Bar, yummo!

A close up of the lolly jars. Love the Rich razzleberry ribbon & little 'Cute & curly' labels (thanks for the idea Petronela)

Front-on shot

A few of my guests.

I had a wonderful time and my guests mingled really well. The finger food was yummy, the cake divine & I was sooooo spoilt with gorgeous gifts, esp from my parents, a beautiful ring made from my Grandmother's engagement ring and Grandmother & Great-Grandmother's wedding rings. It is stunning & I looooove it (and you too Mum, MWAH!). I got a voucher for a helicopter ride over Sydney harbour, a voucher for a day Spa, Koorong Voucher, Colorado Voucher & Pandora voucher (my friends know me well) and lots of lovely jewellery. My aunt gave me a beautiful scarf from paris & a necklace from Ireland, yummy. I have fantastic choice in friends and am blessed to be in my family. My brother & family even arranged to send me a hamper, a big deal when they live in Russia. I feel very loved & very blessed!!!!

I promise to get back here with some cards soon, but i just had to share my party fun.

Love Fi xoxox


Petronela said...

Wow you made everything look so beautiful, Happy Birthday! xo

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a fabulous party and so many wonderful ideas pulled together! Love the lolly bar idea ... and you decorated everything so beautifully as well! (Was anyone so impressed ... that you got a workshop booking???) I am so glad you had such a lovely time, Fi ... and that the celebrations went off so well! Hugs Andrea xxx

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