October 4, 2011


Mr. Fiance turned 30 back in August and thought I'd share the surprise celebration I planned. (Better late to share than never, right!?) 

He wanted to get away for a few days so we headed down to the Fairmont Turnberry Isle, which is in between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. It was fabulous! A great golf course, relaxing spa, awesome pool with lazy river, delicious restaurants — we didn't even need to leave the hotel. We had gotten engaged the week prior so we had lots to celebrate and enjoyed being able to just relax at the pool.

I got a bit crafty and here's how it turned out:

I jazzed up the napkins by using a stamp and sprinkled on a little glitter just after stamping to add a little pizazz.

I made a few printables — a sign I put in a frame and a quiz on the year he was born. And yes, that is the Lilly dark 'n stormy pattern you see! Don't tell the Mr. ;)

I also made a banner and a few other fun party items.

I made chocolate-covered oreo pops and stuck them into a styrofoam block that was edged by scrapbook cardstock I cut out and glued on. I also had a bucket of TGV's favorite gummy candy.

On the other side, I had a box of cookies in the shape of 30. I also created a signature drink called the "Dirty 30." Click on the picture to see the recipe. It is really called a "Man Cosmo" and uses Red Stag, but — it was not good at all. Whoops!

Here is the banner I made! I used different scrapbook papers and cardstock and cut them all out and strung them together. 

Fun times! Cheers to great celebrations.


Sarah said...

This is so cute! I love the quiz idea!! I've wanted to make cake pops so bad, I might make them for Halloween. The banner is adorable, too!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Fabulous job! I love the happy birthday sign, and the trivia game!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

So cute! Looks like the perfect celebration!!


Glitterista said...

What a fun party! Love the napkins, signature drinks, oreo pops, and quiz idea! I'm hosting a Halloween party and think I may use your napkin idea! ;)

Emily said...

Oh my gosh! What a cute idea! I'm glad you shared it with us. sometimes parties planned by ourselves or close friends are better than big extravagant things! It looks so great

Designs by Kara Kihm said...

Cute! So fun! 30 is a GREAT Yr!!!!

Amanda said...

What a great job! I love how simple and fun you made it for his birthday! I'm sure it was much appreciated :)

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

Kudos to being such a fab DIYer! I'm impressed :) love that you incorporated a little Lilly behind the scenes haha. Happy to have stumbled on your blog! xoxo {av} | {long distance loving}

Portuguese Prepster said...

such cute ideas!!

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