Friday, 27 July 2012

A Grande Birthday - the Partay

A sunny day, a big backyard, table tennis and a massive bowl of punch. 
What more could One ask for??

Mumsie & I before the festivities began. I went with the white dress as I ran out of time to do anything about a skirt or trousers to go with the green top. Mum made her own costume.

  

  

  
With my beloved, aka Madam Spectress, fortune teller & palm reader

 
With my brother, Nat...


...a class act all the way. (That would be his wife Catherine to the left, totally ignoring him)

  

  

  

  
The coolest littlest dude at the party!

  

  
Dad teaches his youngest grandson how mixers work (or  not)


When my friend Margot arrived, I didn't recognise her because of the wig. I took one look and thought, "Oh, that must be one of Jay's weird friends." 10 seconds later I worked it out.

Meanwhile Dad seems fascinated by the red chair

  

 
Do I have a cup in my hand in EVERY SINGLE PHOTO or what?

I'm excitedly showing off a gift to Dad here... but I really just like the expression on his face (although perhaps I know what I'm looking for). I have always been "his little Claire."


 Then my CAKE arrived and cocktail hour...well, continued

And sadly this is the only photo of me in my spectacular purple dress! It was rather dark by this time. Luckily, I'd realised beforehand this might be the case and spent some time playing dress ups in the bathroom.

 

  

I was wearing a wig, obviously. It was actually quite bright purple.

  

  

 
Chop chop, munch munch

It came with about 60 of those mini cupcakes and it was all made for me by my lovely friend Christine.

  

  
 Some wonderful gifts I was lucky to receive

  
 These roses are still going strong today!


And this is my invitation, made just for me by my beloved Jay. When you live with a graphic designer, you get cool stuff like this. My cousin Annie was supposed to be celebrating with me, but due to the date change, was unable to make it in person. (And no, those aren't bits missing... just my obvious editing of personal info)

  

So. 30 years taken care of. What's next?
 

22 comments:

  1. You looked AMAZING! And I loved all of the costumes...most of all your dress. Looks like you had a wonderful time :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I really did have the party I'd been dreaming of.

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  2. What a seriously sensational costume! I think this has to be one of my favourite modern takes on the flapper look of us time. Something about doing it up in violet just makes me adore it all the more! You look fabulous, dear gal!!! Here's to all that the future has in store for you thirty years and beyond!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I found the dress months in advance and was so pleased I finally got to wear it!

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  3. *gasps* You look fabulous. I LOVE your wig, esp with the headband and cigarette holder. *swoons*

    Margot looks so cute, and that little dude with hsi hat.

    Did BF come to the party?

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    1. No! He was hanging around in the morning but all the noise scared him off in the arvo. At least I got a good morning kiss.

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  4. Your purple dress came out beautifully! Great job on that C.

    Sorry my chat cut out last night. There are some dead zones in the park near to my house.

    Anyway, welcome to your 30's gorgeous girl!

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    1. Oh I can't take credit for making it, I opshopped it months ago! Cool huh?

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  5. Oh, my what a hoppin' joint!! Would have loved to help you celebrate flapper style! :) Your dresses were awesome and love the purple bob wig! I'm a huge fan of wigs.

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    1. So am I, now! I might start a collection and add this purple one into my everyday wardrobe!

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  6. looks like fun! great outfits...

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    1. Think you! I was very pleased with the effort everyone made to dress up.

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  7. What a friendly and stylish party ! Happy birthdays !
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  8. Nice to have everybody all dressed up
    Looks like a nice party
    By what i can see your dress looked stunning!
    Happy 30th !

    Ariane xxxx

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  9. EEEEEEK!!!
    How totally fabulous a day you've had!
    Your purple frock is TO DIE FOR amazing!
    What next?! Jjust more and MORE fabulousness,darl!
    Hurrah!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  10. Flippin' hell woman!!!!! What a hot bod you've got in your shimmying bright-young-thing frock!!! Isn't it wonderful when your friends and family get in on the action and dress up? Your cake/s is divooooooon and oh my the roses:)). Hooray for partays!!!! xoxoxoxo

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  11. That looks like SO much fun! I love the 1920s! =)

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  12. Your suggestions are always inspiring.

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  13. tons of sun! I love your dress and the whole party! usually I get bored when see all those party shots but here it's very different as for the atmosphere and costumes

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