Friday, November 18, 2011

a thirtieth birthday party

My friend Ashley threw her boyfriend a thirtieth birthday party this past weekend. She decorated her apartment beautifully - kraft paper runners, mason jars with floating candles, rafia bows at the end of tables, and black plateware. It was festive, but still masculine.

In honor of his thirtieth birthday, she set up a dirty martini bar. She bought beakers from ikea and used chalkboard stickers to label them (vodka, dirty juice, vermouth). And she set out lemon twists and blue cheese stuffed olives.

The food was delicious and sort of in a gastropub theme. There were devilled eggs (the cayenne ones were amazing!), bacon wrapped dates, caprese bites, wasabi peas, and all sorts of sliders (burgers, pulled pork, and meatball).


  1. This was reallllly awesome! Great inspiration.
    Good job Ashley!

  2. What a lovely dirty thirty party! I love everything, but my favorite would have to be the create your own martini bar.I just had to include it in in my round up of dirty thirty ideas!