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Glam Favorite Things Party {30th Birthday}

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Glam, gold and favorites… what’s not to love! I am swooning over all the chalkboard inspired details and sparkly accents in this Glam Favorite Things Party by Mindy from a a {day} with lil mama (and not just because she used some of HWTM’s free printables)! ;) This year, Mindy and her best girlfriends are all turning 30… so she decided to throw a birthday bash to celebrate! And, as part of a group gift exchange she asked each guest to bring 3 gifts containing one of their “favorite things,” how fun!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Fun “Guess What Year” Game + Clever “Favorite Things” Gift Exchange
  • HWTM Wine & Cheese Party Printables {Free download here!}
  • DIY Gold tissue fringe backdrop with big pink bows
  • White hydrangeas in pink ribbon wrapped vases + black candle votive

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Mindy

My girlfriends and I are turning 30 this year. I wanted to do something different for my birthday where we could celebrate all of us.

Each person thought of a $10 item they love. They brought 3 of that same item. Each person’s wine glass had a number 1-12 at the bottom and I had numbers 1-12 folded up in a bowl. The first guest to arrive at the party had the honors of drawing a number from the bowl first. Whoever’s number she drew, she received their favorite thing. Then that person drew a number from the bowl and received that person’s favorite thing and so forth. Everyone explained their gifts as they were given out. We repeated the drawing from 1-12 three times so everyone went home with three different favorite things!

I embellished plain white gift bags so everyone could take their new favorite things home. Since the party was to celebrate all our birthdays, every bag included a simple {~$10} gift that I specifically picked out for each long-time friend.

In addition to their favorite things, I also requested everyone bring a favorite appetizer, drink or dessert. We enjoyed a delicious spread of food as we reminisced about the past 15+ years. After our bellies were full, we played a quick little game of Guess What Year?! I displayed an old picture of me and each guest.  The person that guessed the most years (and places) correctly was the winner! I love that I’ve known each of these girls anywhere from 9 to 27 years ago!

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  1. Mindy May 21, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Thank you for the printables and the feature Jenn!

  2. Inspired By This Blog May 21, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Love the creativity in celebrating everyone together! The color scheme and decor are great too! :]

  3. Valerie May 21, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    you have a great blog!

  4. Christine Trevino May 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    So much fun! As always Mindy – awesome awesome job!

  5. carol84wood July 26, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Really super blast for party!!

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