April is FULL of birthday's in my family. This past weekend we celebrated the little sister's 21st birthday.
To mark 21 years we threw a mocktail party complete with fake little bar and pretty golden cupcakes. It was an upscale affair...or really just an excuse to dress to impress and drink pretty little cocktail beverages without the alcohol - it was fabulous. Very much little sister's style.
I pretty much loved planning the party. The invitations were the best (I still like them...which is saying something, since I change my mind so quickly!) but it's so fun to put together flowers and set up little candle vignettes and banners and turn a normal room into somewhere special to spend time with friends.
Probably the most amount of time I've ever spent making cupcakes...not because they were hard, but because I am typically a messy baker. And normally my cupcakes do not stay in their little wrappers. But with extra care and a extreme effort in being patient - success! Pretty gems.
This was our small makeshift bar area. I wish I had thought to cut off those curly cue ribbons before I took this picture...they kind of bug me. Oh well, they didn't ruin the party :-) and I do love the little banners with paper fringe. In fact...I have more ideas for that...check back later this week for extrapolation on that point...
Happy Birthday little sister!
(And oh my goodness, I wish it could be night time and have excellent lighting at the same time. I'm expecting way too much out of my mediocre photo skills)