As my birthday was approaching, my friend and roommate Rachel asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday. I wasn't really sure. Last year Rachel threw me the most classy Christmas birthday that one could ask for. It was a big party that everyone could just show up when they wanted and come and go as they please and just socialize. It kind of stressed me out to be quite honest. Don't get me wrong... people showed up and the party turned out great. I just decided that I didn't want that this year. I just wanted to hang out with my friends that I am closest to and I wanted to decorate gingerbread houses. I like to do all the festive things during the holidays. Rachel took that idea and she ran with it. She still threw me a cute party (totally different from last year) and it was small with just a small group of friends where almost everyone came and we could spend quality time talking and creating together. My kind of party. :) You can find more pictures on Rachel's blog here.
It was the cutest Christmas birthday party ever. I of course helped as much as I could. Rachel made the cutest sign full of glitter. I provided all of the jars (happened to just have some in storage). I helped decorate the drink jars (we had chocolate milk, Egg Nog and Milk)... I also decorated the cupcakes... which idea I found on Pintrest. Everything else was Rachel. She put in a lot of work to throw me a cute birthday party and I really appreciated it. It was a lot of fun. Everyone that came had a great time.
Remember how I said I wanted us to decorate Gingerbread houses? Rachel had a cute idea to take it to another level. We got into 4 groups, all started out with the same Gingerbread House kit. Each group then drew fairytale themes from a jar and then decorated their Gingerbread house according to that theme. It was so fun and everyone got into it which made it more fun. Here are the different groups and themes for the Gingerbread Houses.
There is Jason... who didn't want to be in a group so he volunteered to be a judge (kind of a crappy one at that) and he made a black snowman?
Group #1- Little Red Riding Hood - Made by Tara, Jessie and Steve
Group #2- The Little Mermaid - Made by Rachel and Tina
Group #3- Cinderella - Made by Darrell and Sara
Group #4- Jack and the Beanstalk - Made by Vicki, James and Me
Oh and I can't forget about the cake Rachel made me. Not only was it delicious.. but it was SOO cute!
And here are my dear friends that came to my party. Thanks for coming guys! It meant a lot to me for you to celebrate my birthday with me. It was a fun night.