Hey guys! So as a college student, 21st birthdays are a very, very big deal! One of my best friends is turning 21 in December and I am making myself the honorary party thrower. I only have some ideas planned out now, but I wanted to share them with you so you can give some insight and feedback!
So with my friends it has kind of been a tradition to eat cheese fondue at Gustav’s and I am pretty sure we are still doing that! I mean who wouldn’t want to eat warm, cheesy fondue in the bitter winter? My recommendation is to get the pesto fondue 🙂
She lives in a cabin in the middle of the woods, so it’s a cool getaway area that is perfect for the party. I want it to be a surprise party, so my idea is to decorate her downstairs while she’s out of the house; hopefully she will be working so my friends and I can decorate. Then we can all meet at Gustav’s and drive to her place after dinner. Then when she goes downstairs she can see all the decorations, food, and gifts ready for her!
For food, since we will be eating dinner out, I thought desserts and little snacks would be a good idea for a fun movie night (which is most likely what we will be doing). Since she will be turning 21, I thought drunken donuts would be a fun treat. These are some pictures I have found for inspiration for bacon maple glazed bourbon donuts :
I’m not really a pro mixologist, but one of my friends is pretty good, so I’ll let her take care of the drinks. In addition to donuts, I thought a popcorn bar would be a super cute idea. She has a popcorn maker, so maybe her mom can pop the popcorn a few minutes before we get to her house so the popcorn is fresh! Some ideas for the popcorn bar include:
Mixed nuts, M&Ms, mini Reese’s, crushed Oreo’s, marshmallows, graham crackers, crushed pretzels, and shredded coconut.
As for decorations, I want to go all out! I want balloons galore, accessories for her, a photo booth, and banners. Here are some photos that have inspired me for the decor:
I really like the idea of a photo booth! I think the background will be made of streamers or wrapping paper. For the balloons, I want giant number 2 and number 1 balloons to make a 21. I want the banner to say “Happy 21st Birthday!”, and I want it to be above the food.
These are some accessories for my friend that she can wear all night. I’m thinking about giving her these right when we meet so she can wear them at Gustav’s. HAHAHA *evil laugh
As for presents I kind of already know what I want to give her. We both are huge Dylan O’Brien fans, and she is a movie fanatic, so I will be giving her “The First Time” movie starring Dylan O’Brien and Britt Robertson. If you haven’t seen this movie, you seriously need to watch it ASAP!! It’s like a magical movie.In addition to the movie, I want to make a personal gift for her. Scrapbooks are always a thoughtful idea, so I will be making her one. I’ve known her since we were 14, so it will bring back a lot of memories. Here is a picture for inspiration on the cover of the scrapbook:
I will sporadically insert new blog posts on the works of her birthday, and will post everything I create for her. I think this party will be amazing! I hope I can afford all this… haha