Tuesday, March 3, 2009

birthday balloons and candles

Brock's birthday was yesterday. Happy birthday husband! (I do not call him husband in real life, btw).

So Sunday while he was out teaching a tennis lesson to a friend, (he is not a tennis coach in real life either, but he's an excellent teacher and player), I decided to decorate the house in old fashioned birthday stylings. ie. Balloons.

Might as well hop on the trend while it lasts, right? It's amazing how a balloon forest can transform a regular Sunday afternoon into a fancy little party for 2. Immediately upon wrangling the bouquet into the living room, I popped a bottle of good champagne into the freezer and celebration was officially in order.

(Side note: having an engagement party is an excellent way to stock up on quality bubbly that will last you at least a year. Worth the effort of throwing one, in my opinion.)

Balloon forest is also an excellent excuse to take silly blurry photos after finishing that bottle of champagne.

And a birthday always necessitates SOMETHING from Alice Medrich's Pure Dessert. We tried Buckwheat Strawberry Shortcakes. Yum. If you don't have this book, I suggest you order it immediately. So many beautiful, simple sweets.

We're now officially in our 30's. Which feels much different than just being 30, it turns out. But good. I think.


Joslyn said...

love the balloon forest...tres festive!

Vanessa said...

how cute the hubby!

Rachel said...

I would be so excited to come home to a balloon forest. This looks amazing.

NotQuiteaBride said...

oh I love all of the balloons! this is definitely what our apartment will look like on my fiance's birthday. It's just so much fun!

Rose said...

balloon forest = amazing! (extra wow points because it's a forest :)

Courtney said...

You're the cutest. I love this idea.

It's the b/f's b-day in April. I think it would be fantastic to do something like this for him when he gets home from work.

Thanks for the endless inspiration.

Melissa said...

So fun, I love this idea :)

Rachel Elizabeth said...

What a sweet way to spend one's birthday

katty said...

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