November 21, 2013

That Time I Turned 28

Remember that time I turned 28? (A year ago?) And remember how I said I'd post photos and then never did?

do you see this AMAZING cake my friend Karly made for me?? AH-mazing!! Replica of my favorite Jr's Cheesecake.

Yeah, about that.... Better late than never right? I figured since my 29th birthday is next week (Golden birthday, guys!), I'd finally post about my last bash. I tend to go a little overboard with my birthday, and 28 was no exception.

See? I have the burn marks to prove it. In fact, I still do.
I had a 50's themed party complete with costumes, swing music, awesome virgin mixed drinks and lots and lots of desserts. That's how I got the burn mark; I made nearly all of the desserts myself. (Don't worry; I don't plan to do any birthday cooking this year.) It's super belated, but I'd like to give a shout out to my friends Maggie, Becky, Caitlin B., and Sunni, for letting me host my party in their lovely home.

And now, a few photos of some awesome peeps! HUGE thanks to my friend, Janan, who took photos for me! :) Thank you for preserving these memories, so that I could wait a whole year to share them. ;)

candid shot with the photog! (no, really. it was candid.)


some of my favorites!! and to think little lizzy is on a mission now... look for this gorgeous redhead at Temple Square!


OK, and I mentioned the sweet costumes, right??


Roomie photo from two celebrations! The top one is from this party.

And, of course, I had to have finger waves. I'm not gonna lie; these are NOT easy for hair like mine. They're not quite authentic, but I did my best! Here I am, feeling nonchalant about it.


There was also dancing. Lots of dancing!

aren't they darling?? i'm pleased to report they are now engaged! :)
annnnd David just being a ladies' man. which is funny, bc he's NOT a lady's man, if you catch my drift.
And then there was all the suuuugar! Karly made me the aforementioned AMAZING birthday cake! Isn't this just adorable?? She is SO talented! If you're looking for a good baker in the DC area, I'll put you in touch with this gal. You will NOT be disappointed! Unless you're diabetic; in which case... sorry!

with the artiste herself!
i really loved my cake. :)
and i'm not gonna lie; i really liked my eyeshadow.

and Brett made me the most AMAZING neopolitan cheesecake! It was seriously to die for! Easily in the top three best homemade cheesecakes of my life.

annnd here's the chef with his now-wife, Emily (his now-pregnant wife!)

It was truly a lovely evening. THANK YOU to everyone who made my 28th birthday so special!

1 comment:

  1. Yay!!! Such a fun night!!!! You do always have the best parties! Loved reminiscing over this, and your hair was totally bomb!

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