Yes, last week I turned 30. I hadn't really thought too much of it, with the wedding and everything, but everyone told me to do something and I was so glad I did.After the pressure of planning a wedding, I didn't want to do anything too grand or on a large-scale but everyone made such an effort and I was overwhelmed!
Work took me out for a delicious lunch at local favourite, Bill's, then it was the ballet with my boyfriend (I still can't bring myself to say 'fiance'), 'Roka' with the family for sushi and soft shell crab (my favourite) and a small dinner party with my friends on the Saturday.
Sunday was mainly spent procrastinating over the tidying up....
|Matthew Bourne's 'Sleeping Beauty' had come down to my local theatre in Wimbledon|
You saw my ideas for the decoration here and I think it went quite well...These helium balloons went on our bannisters and we hired a trestle table for £6 from a company nearby so we could actually fit 12 people seated in our flat!
|Twine, £3.50, Paperchase|
|Every chair and cushion in the flat was used. Napkins: H&M Home, Water jugs: Debenhams|
I made a garland saying 'Curry Birthday' from these cute garland letters - a present from a friend (and I will re-use them for hen parties and baby showers):
|Available at Liberty|
|Helium balloons, £10 each, KARL LAGERFELD Cakepops!! From Pop Bakery and my flowers|
What did we eat? Curry, of course...we served our own canapes and then tucked into a table full of curry, picked up from our local favourite...followed by a good helping of cake!
And the best thing? Our flat is still filled with beautiful flowers and their wonderful spring-like fragrance:
|L-R: 'Snartig' vase, 65p, Ikea. 'Cola' bottle from Samuel Smith pub(definitely need to collect some more of these). Old pasta jar.|