Who wouldn’t want to totally indulge in their favorite foods for the big 3-0 (or any day for that matter)? Lindsay Sacks created a judgement-free zone so that her and her friends could shamelessly enjoy this “Let’s Pig Out” Favorite Foods 30th Birthday Party, celebrating her big day! Following the trend of “bar parties,” there was a station for sweet fans, salt lovers and everything in between. And really, how could anyone pass up a butter bar?! What a delicious way to ring in a new decade!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
- A Bacon Bar with deep fried & different flavored bacon + a mini clay pig & “Getting Piggy with it” sign
- DIY menu sign, wooden bar signs, labels & photo booth wooden props all done by the birthday girl
- Mini comfort foods like chicken & waffles, tomato soup & grilled cheese & sliders
- A Potato Bar with baked potatoes & toppings + a Green Foods Bar with shot glasses of healthy green juice
- Customize your own doughnuts & popcorn bar with different salty & sweet toppings
PARTY DETAILS as told by Lindsay…
For my 30th birthday party, I wanted to create a gluttonous food fest with no rules, boundaries or judgement. In today’s culture I think we are all food obsessed whether it be cooking, food photography at top notch restaurants, or the extreme opposite with a healthy green living/paleo life. I am all of that wrapped into one and I felt my milestone 30th birthday should exemplify that.
The party was a take on a trend that is starting to pick up called “bar parties.” An entire world of “create your own” or “have it your way.” It consisted of four major “bars” (and a dessert bar) which happen to be some of my favourite things. There was a butter bar, bacon bar, green bar, potato bar, and for dessert a “sweet n salty” create your own popcorn & doughnut station.
At these bars, you would find many varieties of the main ingredient. The butter bar had 12 varieties of flavoured butters and an array of items to top it with (filet mignon, piping hot pancakes, artisanal breads, croissants etc…). The bacon bar had 5 different varieties of local butcher’s cut bacon and items you would typically pair well with bacon, like dates. The potato bar had six different kinds of potatoes and all accoutrement to top them with (even modern glass samovars filled with gravy and cheese sauce!), and the green bar had only green veggies in a garden with the same samovars filled with fresh cold pressed green juice and shot glasses filled with the same juice.
Each bar was decorated with handmade DIY signs out of scrap wood bought at Home Depot and a can of white paint. The signs read cute witty expressions like “Don’t go BACON my heart” or “you’re my BUTTER half.”