Last week* was my 32nd birthday. I really wanted to do something nice, with decorations and party favors and a theme! Oh boy, did I want a theme. I really wanted something that would mean something to me personally.
I decided to go with a “Girl Power” theme, with some of my favorite strong female figures, like: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Powerpuff Girls, Elle Woods (from Legally Blonde) and also Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and maybe a few others.
Unfortunately, I’ve been having quite a busy month, and didn’t have enough time to get everything ready. So instead, I was left with some very pink and girly decorations and party favors, but I don’t think the guests minded too much.
- Vegetable sticks with tehina(sesame paste).
- A basic vegetable salad with cucumbers & tomatos with some radish for added interest (and taste) and a lemon-olive oil dressing.
- Tomato & mozzarella salad with a basil-olive oil dressing.
- Grilled peppers (yellow & red).
- “Surprise” salad: green leaves, pairs and sugar coated pecan with a honey-mustard dressing. This salad was an absolute hit – everyone loved it (don’t tell them it’s the easiest salad to make).
- Some (store bought) whole wheat bread and home made garlic bread.
- Vanilla sponge cake with chocolate frosting (yum!)
The original idea was to give out girl power party favors with a Rosie the Riveter card which said “thank you for coming” instead of “we can do it!”, but as I mentioned before – I didn’t have enough time (so sad…). Each guest got a pink polka dot bag with a pair of fun socks, a tiny pink notebook with unicorns/princesses etc. and a sparkle filled gel pen (but no card…). Fun!
I got some great gifts as well (yey for me!).
Great novelty yarn from my absolute favorite manufacturer, cute buttons (the Hello Kitty button has already been confiscated by my daughter), a crochet book and a smart phone cover embroidery kit (can’t wait to imagine, design & make it…).
Thanks everyone for coming and bringing great gifts (including non-crafty gifts not shown here, don’t think I don’t appreciate them)! See you next year…
* OK, it was last week when I started writing this post, now it almost two weeks ago, but all the working mothers out there get it. There is never enough time.