Remember my friend, the one that always throws parties with me? Like this one, this one, and this one. We always help each other design and style our children’s birthday parties, with the addition of a few adult parties here and there, but this is the first time we’ve had our birthday party together. Her birthday is June 17th and mine is on the 28th . . . We normally keep our birthdays low key, but this year I’m turning 30 . . . Low key was not an option!
See, my friend & I were/are deep into the show “Once Upon a Time”, since January of this year we joked that the party should be fairytale themed. During our party planning meeting in April we came up with the idea to have a more formal party, a cocktail party. Then, we went for it . . . it would be an enchanted forest cocktail party. Originally, we wanted to encourage people to dress up as their interpretation of their favorite storybook character, but when we were choosing our outfits we realized that would be way too difficult for everyone. We chose whatever dress looked best on us, regardless of the color, fabric or style, ha! So, we kind of ended up dressed as Snow White & the Evil Queen 😉
Step one, find the perfect venue. Thanks to all of my friend’s research, we found it . . .
Soulard Station is this quaint modern rustic venue that holds about 40-50 people indoors and 100 when using their outdoor space. The best part about the venue was that we could bring in our own caterer and drinks. Step two, get a caterer, bartender and servers. Total Cartering in St. Louis always does an awesome job . . . The owner always works with us on all of our requests and it is always delicious!
Step three, decorate the crap out of this place! The table decor was all stuff that Gwen & I collected around our houses and pulled from other parties that we’ve had in the past. I painted the gold branch and made the floral lantern with flowers from Dollar Tree then we hung these glass balls filled with moss from the branch. We had such a great time! We ate, drank & danced the night away. Thank you to everyone that helped, especially our husbands that go along with all of our crazy ideas and bossiness, ha! And thank you to all the people that came to party.