birthday selfie sticks, crowns & colors

Our incredible friend Rachel recently celebrated another year around the sun and we had such a fun girl’s night to celebrate her. While we don’t need an excuse for a party that is super colorful, girly and involves glitter crowns, celebrating such a good friend makes it that much better!

Rachel is one of those friends that you look to in times of both celebration and sorrow. She always manages to know what to say, and we are so thankful to have her in our lives!

Here is how we celebrated the birthday girl!

menu

Since we were going on a pre-dinner hike we wanted to keep things simple. We decided to do grilled cheese, soup, salad and of course cake! It was such an easy meal to throw together and was super simple to have everyone bring a few ingredients. We topped off all the food with some champagne and wine, of course!

  • assorted grilled cheese
  • grilled cheese fillers (avocado, pesto, tomato, pear, more cheese, the list goes on and on!)
  • homemade Christina’s tomato soup
  • the Haven tomato soup
  • amazing farm fresh salad
  • rhubarb cake (so delicious – thanks simone!)

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the prettiest and most delicious cake ever (thanks, simone!)

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so amazing!

so amazing!

decor

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the table

the table

never say no to pastel marbled balloons

never say no to pastel marbled balloons

incredible color-able table runner

incredible color-able table runner

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colored pencils for coloring!

colored pencils for coloring!

presents!

presents!

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the end result!

the end result!

the company

While we originally planned to attend our favorite Wednesday night yoga class, we decided to take a quick pre-dinner hike instead. Between the 8 girls we had about an equal number of (mostly black) dogs and realized that we have turned into those “dog people” that you see with a crazy pack of dogs. We hiked up Heidelberg and had quite a fun time with glitter birthday crowns, a selfie stick and some attempted jumping…

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the birthday girl and "her girl"

the birthday girl and “her girl”

priceless!

priceless!

the hiking gang

thank gosh for selfie sticks

jump!

jump!

so graceful...

so graceful…

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making a wish!

making a wish!

maude pod just captivated by the balloons at the end of the night

maude pod just captivated by the balloons at the end of the night

cheers!

cheers!

 

 

 

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