To celebrate my birthday, Mike threw a party in our backyard – Heather’s 33 Jubilee on June 30 at 3:33pm! He handled the big things like ordering a cake, hiring a taco cart, and inviting the people, and I did the fun things:
I really do love the party prep. I painted the numbers, frames, and chalk boards, made the poofs, decorated the mason jars…it’s fun for me. I become a very different person when a party is involved. I’m almost crafty!
To go with my threes theme, I made three kinds of sangria: my friend Helen Jane’s White Sangria, my famous Red Wine Sangria, and a peach sangria I found online. They all tasted amazing, and our guests thought so, too, because the drink dispensers were empty by the end of the night.
I decided to go classy glassy and nixed the red solo cups for these mason jars I got on special at my grocery store:
I made the tags on Photoshop, then cut them out and tied them to the jars with twine and raffia. I know, I’m rolling my eyes at myself a little, but they are CUTE.
The thing I was most excited/proud of? My margarita popsicles!
I did not know how these were going to turn out, but I was determined to try them…and they were seriously awesome. I took disposable three-ounce cups (THREE!), filled them 2/3 with my margarita flavor of choice (three flavors, obviously: regular, blended strawberry, and coconut), then put them in the freezer. About three hours after I put them in the freezer they were solid enough for me to add the popsicle sticks. Two hours after that, I sprinkled my “toppings” around the popsicle sticks: salt for the regular, blended strawberries, and toasted coconut. I let them freeze overnight. We handed them out to everyone and they were a big hit.
So what I’m saying is, make them for your Fourth of July parties.
It was such a chill, fun time with friends:
Also there was face cake
and ice cream cones (with Neapolitan ice cream, get it?).
(also, yes, I made ice cream wrappers)
Annie was a lucky girl, and had both:
When we bought our house, I envisioned lots of backyard parties, but this was the first one we had and it exceeded my hopes. I think I go all-out on the party prep because I want to show my friends a good time – I really love hosting the people I love. Thanks to everyone who found the time (and braved the stupid 405 freeway) to come celebrate.
And seriously you guys – make the margarita popsicles!
Sounds like you had a really happy 33rd birthday, Heather!! Everything looks so great, and you guys are some very talented people…MY GOSH!! I’m sure your friends enjoyed every minute!
Tacos and booze. My kind of party. And you’re my kind of girl, which makes me wish I could have been there with you to celebrate!
You are absolutely AMAZING and truly my inspiration for party prepping and themes! Yes, I’ll admit it, your creativity is spectacular and I try in vain to capture the same thing whenever I have a party to plan. Of course, mine come out half-assed but I try and I guess that’s what counts. Plus, I’m not creative by any means so your posts about how you did things are so helpful and all so beautiful that I can’t help but want to try it out!!
Happy 33 Jubilee and many more happy, joyful, laughter-induced days be yours!!!!!
If I had friends locally I would totally ask for your help planning my 30th!
I suck at being crafty. I’ve gotten better over the years because (1) preschool teaching; (2) elementary school teaching; (3) kid… but still, I don’t really relish it that much.
I am NOT better – designing business cards and tshirts for fan groups? I have an eye. If it comes to stuff for my OWN events… not so much!
Becky C says:
You guys really know how to par-tay!! FUN!!! What that Katie/Eli I saw in that pic!? I think I remember her tweeting about coconut margarita popsicles on Saturday, but had no idea what she was talking about!:/ Thanks for sharing the info!!
Pass me one of those margarita popsicles, please!
Looks like a fab time, and you definitely know how to throw a party! Love all the three-themed goodies and the margarita popsicles sound awesome. Happy belated birthday!
And a good time was had by all! You are very crafty. Everything looks great. It’s always nice to have a hobby. Maybe you could sell party items on ETSY.
Sounds wonderful! I love the labels, they look so cool. Can I just say, congratulations on your wonderful joie de vivre!! You are an inspiration.
Now why didn’t I have a big blowout 33rd birthday party? 44 just doesn’t have the same ring to it. 30 was pretty special though, and I think 50 will be the jamzz.
Sounds and looks very fun! Those margarita popsicles look sooo good. Will try to make them. Take care.
Thanks for posting a link to my site! Glad you enjoyed the Peach Sangria recipe!