Monday, 25 February 2008

Enchanted night and presents

A few weeks ago I had a little gathering for my birthday. I wasn't here for it so I thought I would have my own little things when I got back from overseas.

I have a few photos from that night and I took some photos of what I received today. Taken in my new room!

This is my table setting. I was in such a rush to set it up as I had Caeleb's 3rd birthday party beforehand.

It was really meant to be a girls only night with some of my closest girl friends but my brother hung around so Jason stayed as well.

A photo of my party favours. I had to take this photo quickly so it's not very neat. They received a set of 3 large notecards, a set of 4 mini notecards, a pen and pencil plus a little glass bottle of random bits and pieces. I painted a coloured letter for each girl and tied it around the glass bottle. I love making party favours and planning parties. It's so much fun!

Here's a close up of some of the notecards I gave.

The table set with the party favours. To see any of the pics better just click on the photo.

A close up of the little glass bottle. You can kind of make out the tiny butterflies, the pom poms, chocolate kiss and maybe the tiny pegs.

Moving on to what I received. This next few are from Jason. We always set a limit and just ask each other what we want. So this is made up of a whole bunch of small things.

There's the new Australian Instyle, Teen Vogue (American) I really like reading Teen Vogue actually lol, book 7 and 8 of the Series of Unfortunate events (I'm reading them all), book 6 in the Alex Rider series and the 3rd installment in the Stephenie Myer vampire trilogy (more about that later).

He got me 3 packs of 100 pages. I love my paper as most of you know.

He also got me some beautiful Christina Re paper. I adore her paper and products.

He got me a gorgeous Guess wallet from this new Guess shop in the city. Plus the desk blotter in the background was also from him =) He got me two other items, a litte wooden desk organiser from Ikea and a white cube shaped bookcase which I will show in the next post about my room.

This was from my friend Thara. Body products which I always need and little undies =) in the drawstring bag.

My lovely friend Laura who is a graphic designer designed the brown wrapping paper for me. I was being really careful when unwrapping it. Plus she got me that beautiful clutch purse.

My friend Kristina got me a cardmaking kit with ideas book, another card kit, pretty paper and stickers! Paper and the like is one of my obsessions.

This is from my brother and his best friend Melly. An assortment of luscious paper, stickers, rub ons, pens, a little address book and a photo frame with a picture of Melly and me. Eeee! Paper!

A close up of the lovely paper. I think I might end up framing some of them instead.

I got this from my sister in law and my oldest brother. A cute black singlet to use for work and other occasions, a pedicure voucher (yay!)and a Hilary Duff roll on perfume. It smells quite nice. Sweet and not too strong which is what I prefer.

This I received from one of my penpals Alicia. It's this pretty ornament to hang, some flavoured green tea (I love green tea) and some Ariel stickers.

And I just have to mention this, I love the Vampire books from Stephenie Myer! Well her first book Twilight is being made into a movie. They have cast the characters and I think they're starting to film. I'm looking forward to this movie.

This is the Vampire family. I don't usually like Vampires as they freak me out but these books are so seductive I guess you could say. A vampire romance book. I do recommend reading the saga.

Anyway, that was long so I hope you all made it through =)


Anonymous said...

I love vampire books and movies. But I've never heard of these books. I'll have to go find them!

Thanks for the suggestion, and happy belated birthday!

kimberlie said...

you got some great gifts! (especially the clutch!)

Mummerina said...

The party looks great.
I love fairy lights!
Your friends look very fashionable!

Natasha Burns said...

Happy birthday Gracie! How cute that you gave out party favours!!

Artifax said...

What fabulous presents!! Oh my gosh, I love those vampire books! Can. Not. Wait. for the fourth one in the series - seriously. They did an open call for extras for the movie about 30 minutes from my house about a week ago. Too bad I was older than the age cut off they were looking for - sometimes getting old is just no fun.

Anonymous said...

Your party look lovely!

I also love to plan parties and small get-togethers but I often go way out of my budget to pull everything together, plus I tend to be a little anal when it comes to details and I have to have everything just right!

I must have been a wedding planner in a past life!

Anastasia said...

looks like a wonderful night!!!

Unknown said...

A very lovely presentation, my dear. I am glad you enjoyed your own party, and that your guests enjoyed themselves as well.


Miss Laura said...

I looooove your parties x