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Camille Styles

The Birthday Bash

November 11th, 2011

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Do y’all remember how I was busy planning A’s big birthday bash a couple weeks ago? Well, just got the photos back from She-n-He, and I couldn’t resist sharing a few of the details with you guys. It’s so fun looking back through all the pics of our friends and remembering what a special night it was! No doubt it’s one we’ll never forget. This multi-tiered cake I made was constructed out of 300+ chocolate chip cookies that I made for A, just because they’re his favorite thing in the world. It was a huge hit, although the sparkler candles were a little overly-dramatic…it’s a wonder I didn’t catch my hair on fire! Keep reading for a few more details from the night, and I’ll be sharing a couple of DIY decor projects I put together for the party next week!

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We kept the bar menu super simple with A’s favorite cocktails – greyhounds and palomas made with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. They were awesome (except for how many times I had to mop to get all the grapefruit juice off the floor post party.)

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I’m going to show y’all how to make this fun crêpe paper number sign next week.

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DJ Manny rocked the house.

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The incredible menu was prepared by Word of Mouth, and included all of A’s favorites from ahi tuna tacos to grilled fig+prosciutto pizzas to BLT’s…all in “mini” form, of course.

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40th_birthday_Party_ideas6*images: she-n-he photography

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22 Comments under :: The Birthday Bash
  1. nicole b. says:

    Wow! So elegant and refined. Definitely a “you’re all grown-up now” party, hehe! You two are adorable in that last photo. He does NOT look 40! xo.

  2. Lisa says:

    Aww! This is so sweet and glamorous at the same time. You two are such a gorgeous couple!

  3. Allglamthings says:

    Wow! You have done an amazing job! Gorgeous Pictures!!!

    XO,
    Yelena

    http://www.glamthings.com

  4. Wow, 300+ chocolate chip cookies! Such fun!! It certainly looks like it was a hit.

    • Camille Styles says:

      It totally was…a *little* time consuming, but so worth it. And I packed up the leftover cookies as favors for the late-night guests!

  5. Robyn says:

    That last picture is so cute. Looks like it was a great party!

  6. Xio says:

    Gorgeous pictures! Looks very hip and elegant. Those ahi tuna mini tacos looked amazing!

  7. This party is darling. Isn’t it remarkable what a precise line of candles can do to a setting! Everything looks dreamy and it’s so fun to spoil our men (whether they care about the details like we do!) Continued best wishes!

    • Camille Styles says:

      Aww, thank you!! You’re so right…a perfect line of candles is one of my quickest, cheapest party decor secrets. 😉

  8. Beautiful and so elegant party. you both look gorgeous, blessings
    Happy 11.11.11 and a happy weekend.

  9. Maya says:

    How thoughtful and lovely Camille! I love the layout of your home, so open and perfect for entertaining. Curious: Was that a considered factor when designing the house?

  10. Annie Hall says:

    Love this! Tell A Happy Birthday!! My husbands is on the 28th,I’ll have ti use your ideas’

  11. Awe… that’s a sweet picture of you two. I love the chocolate chip cookie idea instead of a cake. Why does everyone serve cake anyway?

    The appetizers look delicious! I think I snacked on “Word of Mouth” at La Dolce Vida once…

    Nice!

  12. Supal says:

    First off, this is INCREDIBLE. You are such an inspiration! Those little apps remind me of Bite by Bite. Second, I REALLY love the new look. It’s been so long since I’ve read my blogs. This is definitely a sweet, refreshing post. Last, can’t wait to see how you made the letters! (Planning a 25th anniversary party for my parents!!)

  13. Martha says:

    Everything was just perfect! You have such a great taste, and certainly a source of admiration.

    mmarthaac.blogspot.com

  14. Stephanie says:

    I LOVE this party! We are throwing a 40th (the first of our friends) and I would like to make the fun crêpe paper numbers…40 for her. I looked for instructions on your site and couldnt find it. Can you repost them? Thanks so much!!

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  16. JWK says:

    EVERYTHING LOOKS FABULOUS!!!!!

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