"[I invited a couple of my friends to] an elegant party where we can all get together and enjoy some good conversation and desserts."
As you might have guessed, it was black-tie optional. I like to bring back classic style as many of my readers know; having events like this is a way to add a glamorous side to life. My friends, colleagues, and family really made the time a success! Special thanks goes to my friend Barbara who helped make many of the treats and reminded me what I needed to shop for! I was especially pleased that as my first ever party, everything turned out rather well too! If I didn't invite you and we're friends, it was probably just because I was too busy to remember everyone; I plan to have other parties and to invite people I may have forgotten unintentionally this time around!
From the original email I sent out about the party:
"I'm tempted to have a black-tie (optional) dessert party... to celebrate my birthday. Think of this as kind of an old-fashioned elegant style event in the era of Mad Men, James Bond, or even Downton Abbey (great excuse to break out your tux, or even LBD glamour)."
|Cheese and breads... special appearance by my steamer!|
|Desserts, with drinks in the background! A great place to relax as the party unfolds...|
|The scene was quite busy with much interesting conversation! All ages were represented!|
|And rather interesting stories!|
|...some of which took on a life of their own...|
|... as you can see, we were having some sort of intense discussion! (I'm not actually angry!)|
Candid blooper/prep pics:
|It's true, I know how to operate an iron|
|I'm not sure what I was doing here... but at least my face is sparkly, lol!|
|I also lit up my bookcase with LED lighting to add to the mood, unfortunately the rest of my mood lighting wasn't ready for installation prior to the party! I must have another event to make use of it... :)|