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:
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.