Fiesta Brights party: celebrating summer and 30 years

Celebrating summer and 30 years with a bright and colorful party! #summer #party #30years #birthday #fiesta

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday, and I’ve talked a couple times about the planning (in this backyard party series and this giant display numbers DIY), and now, I’m excited to finally share photos of how it all came together!

Celebrating summer and 30 years with a bright and colorful party! #summer #party #30years #birthday #fiesta

I admittedly spent a lot of time gathering ideas of how I wanted to throw this backyard bash (and it’s actually how the backyard gone glam series was born). All of that planning isn’t for everyone, but how often does a girl get to turn 30? So, I let myself get a little carried away :)

Celebrating summer and 30 years with a bright and colorful party! #summer #party #30years #birthday #fiesta

My focus was all on the color palette, fiesta brights (with pops of gold!). I tried to tie just about everything together with it, except for the food. I left that up to my boyfriend, who just happens to be great at figuring that stuff out! We served pulled pork sliders, caprese skewers, fruit kabobs, baked mac n’ cheese, pasta salad, and a veggie tray. It was perfect! Enough finger foods that people could snack, with a couple heavier items so no one went hungry.

Celebrating summer and 30 years with a bright and colorful party! #summer #party #30years #birthday #fiesta

I had an overall vision for how I wanted the backyard to look, balloons, lights, garland… everywhere. And flowers! Aside from the garland, they were my favorite part of the party. They both made such an impact!

Celebrating summer and 30 years with a bright and colorful party! #summer #party #30years #birthday #fiesta

And since I’m a designer, that meant invitations were a must (no Facebook invitations here)! I ended up designing my own, lettering in my favorite way: brush script. (We have plans for a Cardstore invite that will look similar, so stay tuned for that!)

Celebrating summer and 30 years with a bright and colorful party! #summer #party #30years #birthday #fiesta

I was lucky enough to work with three amazing women for my party: The Bannerie, Sugar Plum Cake Co., and Paradise Flower Market. I wouldn’t have been able to bring my vision together without them!

The Bannerie is absolutely amazing for decorations! She did a fabulous job, and was so genuinely excited to work together (and happy to do custom colors). The best part? She’s on Etsy, so it doesn’t matter where you are,  you can celebrate in style with her decorations! And for those of you in the Cleveland area, I highly recommend Sugar Plum and Paradise Flowers if you’re in need of sweets or flowers!

Celebrating summer and 30 years with a bright and colorful party! #summer #party #30years #birthday #fiesta

I wish I could have a bouquet of these around all the time!

This party was such a blast, and it was so much fun to see my plans come to life!

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  1. Excellent post . Rose is my favorite .

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