Birthday Partay

For the record, I do not remember the last time I had a birthday party. My husband was shocked when I told him I wanted one this year.

He said something like, “You’ve never wanted a party.”

“Well I do now.”

“Really?…OK.”

“Maybe I just want to have people over, and my birthday is a good excuse.”

“Why do you need an excuse?”

“I dunno…”

So I invited a dozen of my best friends, made a boat-load of sweet potato salad, and bought brats, hotdogs, fruit and booze.

 

Then I got all Pinterest-y and picked up mason jars, paper straws and napkins from Target.
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The little flags are washi-tape and they double as drink-identifying name tags. Yeah, I know…it’s almost too cute for an adult party.
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Mmmm. Mojitos and Sangria. Happy happy birthday!

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Mojitos are my favorite summer drink. Limes are freaking expensive though, so this was a treat :)

The sangria was a piece of cake. Just mix and serve:

  • 2 bottles dry red wine.
  • 1.75 liters pineapple-orange juice
  • 1 cup brandy
  • Sliced fruit
  • Ice

Easy. Done. But, next time I’ll double it to fill up the drink dispenser. I did not realize it would hold so much. And I should have known my friends would be thirsty enough to drink it all…

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Some of my pottery made an appearance.

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And my friends’ little boy needed an activity, so he picked flowers for the table.

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I had so much fun. Not in the Woooo it’s my birthdaaaaay kinda fun. I am not 21…But I got to see a few people who I don’t get to see that often anymore.  And I ate enough sweet potato salad for 4 people, and drank delicious drinks, and laughed for hours. It was awesome.

Then I nursed my hangover all afternoon on Sunday. But it was totally worth it, so I guess I’m not too old to have fun. :D

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