8.22.2011

Monday Morning {P}Inspirations-My Next Thirty Years

On Saturday I realized it was exactly one month until my 30th birthday. *Gulp*  It used to give me anxiety thinking about turning thirty, but now I really don't mind.  I've accepted it.  Mainly thanks to Tim McGraw's "My Nexy Thirty Years" which ironically I keep hearing on the radio.  I've been tuning into the country station a lot lately, thanks to my husband who has a rekindled love for the genre.  They have some pretty funny songs that can't help but make me smile like "Country Girl Shake it For Me" and "Am I the Only One".  Give them a listen, I swear they will be stuck in your head for days.  I'm actually thinking of pulling a quote from the last song and using it on my bday invitations: "Come on, come on, get your good time on"...at Jackie's 30th Birthday Extravaganza!!  Has a nice ring to it, no?  So in this theme, I thought I would share with you some of the inspirations I have been saving for the big par-tay.  My friend Erin is throwing it for me at her beautiful home, and it will be an indoor/outdoor shindig.  Her husband is building her a pergola in the backyard and we will probably set up some long tables underneath for communal dining:

Source: None via Erin on Pinterest

Love this simple table setting:



I want lots of candles to illuminate the night, and I love this easy DIY to spruce up glass jars:



Since the nights may be getting a bit chilly by then, this idea to have a pile of warm blankets for guests to use  is perfect:



I'd love to have a bonfire going once it gets dark, so a s'mores bar is a must:



And I can't get over the chic and simple color palette of white, mint and wood:



Overall I'm going for a simple, country-chic theme where my friends and family can come, relax, eat great food, drink great wine and just have fun!  Nothing too stuffy or overly-fancy about it.  It's really a reflection of who I am becoming and where I want to go in my next thirty years.  

Any ideas on fun activities or ways to commemorate turning 30 during the party?  I would love to hear your thoughts.  And of course, you are all invited!

"I think I'll take a moment, to celebrate my age
The ending of an era and  the turning of a page.
Now it's time to focus in on where I go from here
Lord have mercy on my next thirty years."

P.S.-You can view the rest of my party ideas right here.

3 comments:

  1. Great ideas Jackie...and my son loves that "country girl shake it for me song"!! hysterical!! I spotted a pinata over on "oh happy day" blog that was the nuber 25, it would be so rad to have the adults hack away at a pinata for your 30th!!!

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  2. Oh boy... I love birthdays... this looks amazing Jackie! I can't wait to see what your special day holds for you!

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  3. I love all of those songs haha. country music is my favorite... my friends dont quite understand ;) anyway, cute ideas! love these images.

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