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I decided to throw myself a slumber party for my 33rd birthday and of course the crazy party planner took over! I found some cool zebra print dishes and decided to use them for the party. I paired the zebra print with purple and green and loved it. I looked high and low for items that would create a fun, youthful and yet elegant atmosphere for the party. My guests’ ages ranged from early 20’s to early 40’s so I really wanted an event that would be fun and energetic for the younger crowd and nostalgic for the older girls. Keeping that in mind I tried to design each room with a slightly different mood.
The main room was the girly lounge. This area featured the dessert table:
Black and white sixlets
Purple and green chocolate covered sunflower seeds
Sour apple candy sticks
Dark chocolate caramels
Lemon sugar eye mask cookies by Firefly Confections
Cherry Bon Bon cookies (green ones)
Chocolate slumber party girl cupcakes
Grape rock candy
Chocolate dipped cookies with regular and chocolate milk
It also had a beauty bar with makeup, nail polish, manicure tools, lotions and hair tools. Finally I created a lounge area by the couch with floor pillows and a padded floor rug in front of a roaring fire with gossip magazines to read.
The second area was the kitchen and dining areas. I created a make your own pizza table and set the dining table for everyone to sit and enjoy their food and snacks.
The last area was the game room. I had this area set up with “Dance, dance revolution” and “Guitar Hero” for the guests to play with or against each other. This room also had a roaring fire and either side of the fire was the food table and bar. Above the fire was where I set up the favors for all of the girls. I also decided to have all purple and green drinks featured:
Grape and lime jello shots
Purple people eaters
and water with custom labels
Post of the party on EEAD: http://eeadesign.blogspot.com/2011/02/event-recap-zzzebra-33rd-birthday.html
Spending an evening with my girlfriends and getting to act like kids instead of taking care of them =)
Trying to take shots out of a ice shot glass before it melted.
What People Ate
Make your own pizza station and a dessert table
What People Drank
Green and purple alcohol!
Lots of goodies on a full dessert table
Activities / Games
Beauty bar, drinking games, Guitar Hero and DDR