I absolutely love entertaining. Even with the stress of perfecting the table arrangement and making sure to not burn the bruschetta toast, it’s always worth it to get friends together and catch up [insert multiple wine emojis here].
A few weeks ago was one of my bests birthday, and not just any birthday, her BIG 3-0! So naturally, I decided this HAD to be a surprise party and my goal was to make her think nothing was planned, which clearly could have backfired – eek. Thanks to the help of my gal Hilary (who literally is Martha Stewart) and Nicole’s bf, John, who tricked her into thinking dinner was just for two, we pulled off a successful birthday surprise! A few tears of joy included :D
We rented the private dining room at Benji’s Cantina, an upscale mexican restaurant in downtown Austin, and decided to carry out the mexican theme into the rest of the decor. From streamers to succulent cupcakes, we decorated just in time for Nicole to arrive and be completely surprised to see 30 of her friends greeting her with birthday wishes!
Check out some photos from the fiesta….Succulent cupcakes, since these cute little plants are just so chic!
Place settings were made with fruit and faux leaves, super easy and playful to fit the theme. Pinterest for the win. Had to have a jalepeno piñata for this spicy little lady!
I made an ombre cake with “sunset” color frosting for the birthday gal. Centerpieces made from Mexican food cans and more succulents, of course.
Party animals!It turned out to be such a fun dinner/night! HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY NICOLE! Love you, may your 30th be your best year yet! xx