My Ideal Birthday PartyMarch 13, 2014
So, I turn 21 in roughly a week and I have been gathering lots of inspiration. I've had a long time to think about what my 21st birthday would be like (and boy, have there been many versions). Here's a brief timeline of all of those versions:
Age 16: I'm not even halfway prepared to be 16, let alone even contemplate being 21. I mean, that's so far away. I can't even fathom it. By 21, I'll have my whole life figured out and will have probably met the man of my dreams and will be engaged. Plus, I don't like alcohol all that much anyways. Who wants to rage when there's a wedding to plan and an organized, totally together life to live? Psh.
Age 18: So yeah, college happened. I can't wait to be 21, but it's SO far away. Like, I can't even. Why have I only now discovered the wonders of alcohol? Being 21 is so cool. All the 21 year -olds I know are so beautiful and put-together. That'll be me in three years, right? Right. Oh my god...three whole years left. I'm totally going to have my birthday at Powerhouse and have Kilowatt as my first legal drink (btw they cut you off after 3 or 4 of those). It'll be so fetch.
Age 19: *Discovers that 21st birthday falls on a Saturday on Spring Break* I AM GOING TO RAGE MY FACE OFF ON SPRING BREAK. GOD IS BESTOWING A GIFT TO ME TO REPAY ME FOR ALL THE CRAPPY BIRTHDAYS I'VE HAD TO ENDURE. WE ARE GOING TO RENAME "SPRING BREAK" TO "ASHLEE'S BIRTHDAY WEEK." THIS IS GOING TO BE SOOOOO AMAZING!
Age 20: I just want to be able to have a drink when I want to, like out at a restaurant. Also, so many of my friends have fled normal stomping grounds to hang out at the bars. Sigh. Plus, it would be nice not to ask people to run to the liquor store on my behalf. Oh, and I'd like to not be constantly worried about getting in trouble with the law. I just kind of want someone to give me a day of cupcakes and make me an appointment for a blowout. Yep, that'd be nice.
So, with my birthday on my brain, I decided to share some fun birthday inspiration I've gathered over the past weeks! If I were going to have a party/get-together I'd want it to look a little something like this:
I'd want to wear something figure flattering and lovely, like this Kate Spade dress in my favorite color. I'd also want to wear something sparkly in my hair or a fun headband. I'd love a room full of balloons and I thought these two toned ones were gorgeous and this one with confetti was festive as can be! Instead of cake, I'd love a batch of drunken cupcakes. To keep drinks chilled, I think this water balloon idea is SO fun. Oh, and to complete the merriment, there'd be a photobooth with some 21st birthday appropriate props.