Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My 30th Birthday Costume Party!

Sooo on December 29th I turned THIRTY.
Actually, yes. Yes I did. Eeep.

Anyhoo, to celebrate I had a fancy dress party :D The theme was Favourite Character from a Book/Movie/Tv Show.
My sisters in law made me this FABULOUS black & white vintage camera cake! Didn't they do a great job?!

The camera on top is actually my pencil sharpener, shhhh. I promise I cleaned all the shavings out first ;)

The partay table. I had a signature bear for everyone to sign and I made little camera labels for the lolly bar boxes. (I don't have a picture of the lolly bar because the kids all destroyed it within minutes!)
 Hubby as Wolverine and moi as Jem from Jem and the Holograms. The whole idea of a costume party was because I wanted to dress as Jem, but it turns out no one knows who Jem is and I just looked like a big pink hooker =O haha
I loved my costume and thats all that matters ;)

My Jem costume was made by Cherry Pie Vintage on Etsy highly recommended!

"Hi I'm Chucky! Wanna play?!"
I couldn't resist haha, he was the perfect size to be Chucky, and his costume cost under $5 =D
My sweet little Dorothy :) Charlotte and I had to have our hair and makeup done in the morning, so by the time we'd set everything up we'd kind of come apart a bit :/

My parents! Dad was Kevin Costner's character Ben Randall from 'The Guardian' (the one with Ashton Kutcher, love that movie!) and I'm sure you all know who Mum is haha! I nearly pee'd my pants when she got out the car!

My brother came as the killer from Scream or 'Ghostface' as I think he's called..

Minnie Mouse, two little Mario's and Chuck Bartowski! Chuck is one of my favourite shows, so sad it's finished :(
Aren't they cute?!
Minnie and Chuck (and Minnie has a bun in her oven! a pink one!)

My sister in law Snow White and GUMBY! Yay Gumby!

My other sister in law as the Black Swan and Beetlejuice! They won one of the best costume prizes :D

My Poppy as Bond. James Bond. 007 ;D

The King and Queen of Hearts

My beautiful cousins, Bo Peep and Esmerelda if I remember correctly...

Minnie Mouse, Jem and Whoopi! This costume prompted a lot of "I will follow hiiiiiiiiiiiimmmm....." haha!

A pregnant Kardashian and Wayne from Wayne's World, hilarious!

Cutest family ever :) I love me a tiny little Harry Potter ;)

Another beautiful Black Swan :)

An attempted family photo that got photo bombed..."Where's Wally?" (or Waldo is the US version I think?) Mum though she was HILARIOUS! It was pretty funny ;D

Me and my Mama :)

Then we had a bit of a 'Scream photo booth' haha! Who doesn't want to be stabbed by the Scream killer, huh?! Especially with a knife covered in cake ;D

Whoopi! Noooooo! These photos crack me up :D
Guess who didn't want to be in any photos as usual? :/

Some instagram party fun. Because hubby got me an iPhone for my birthday :D

My party invite that I made :D

All in all it was great night, there were some things I wasn't too happy about, and trying to plan a party straight after Christmas sucks (this is the first time I've ever not liked having a December birthday!) but it's all over now, phew!

Oh and most of the photos weren't taken by me, I was too busy mingling! So thank you to mainly my bestie Laura (or Minnie Mouse) for being my paparazzi for the night :P

*And yes, I didn't get a photo of everyone, I'm sorry if that upsets you but I don't think I should have to be chained to my camera at my own party!!!*

 Sweet Shot Day    and</center><center>┬áthen, she {snapped} 
Click here to see William's Caillou Party!
Click here to see Charlotte's Tangled/Rapunzel Party!
Click here to see William's Fireman Sam Party!


Molly said...

Looks like a really amazing party. I do love a bit of dressing up. The cake was amazing too. Happy belated birthday to you.


Ps... I am 40 this year, shhhh, don't tell anyone ;)

Melissa said...

I know I'm not very photogenic, but there was a pretty fabulous Eddie there.... no mention of your other cousins? :(

EMily said...

That looks like it was an awesome party!

Lil Mama Stuart said...

lol you have some great friends for dressing up! how fun!

Susan said...

How awesome! That’s so cool everyone dressed up and in such great costumes! Looks like it was a great way to celebrate the big 30!

SarahinSC said...

Jem, Jem, she's truly outrageous, truly, truly outrageous!

Wow! This looked like an AWESOME party! Good times! Good times!

Susan said...

What a party! Happy birthday!

alicia said...

Wow! What an amazing party! And what a wonderful way to bring on your 30s- partying hard! 30s rock!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Sooo cool. Looks like so much fun. I love them. Happy 30th Birthday. I love your cake too. I hope to have a big 30th birthday bash.

Buckeroomama said...

Belated birthday greetings, Michelle!

That looks so fab and everyone was so game! It's a good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I read that part about how no one knew who you were dressed up as or I would've sprayed my laptop! Your mom is too cute! Seriously, I'm so impressed with you all. :)

The Sisters' Hood said...

Your guests went all out and LOVE it!
and btw, my birthday is December 29th too ... but sadly, it was not my 30th ;)

Vhen said...

lovely dress up party! sure you had a blast!


Tricia said...

Looks like such a fun party and a great idea for a 30th! Happy Birthday!

Gina Kleinworth said...

Well that looks like a great way to celebrate!!! Happy Birthday!!

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

I looove that cake!

Daogreer Earth Works said...

What fantastic costumes! And I even know who Jem is...

deb duty said...

What a fun party! I love your mom's costume and that cake is awesome!

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benilhalk said...

How brilliant 30th birthday costume party!!! Your birthday party photographs remind me of my nephew’s fancy dress birthday bash that was organized at one of domestic venues in Chicago. All kiddos enjoyed a lot in this fun party. Anyway, thanks for this post!

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