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Beach Bonfire Birthday

I’ve had a really busy couple of months. REALLY busy. Like my kids hardly ever have clean laundry and the Chick-Fil-A cashier and I are on a first name basis kind of busy.

My husband and I wanted to celebrate our {close together} birthdays this year, and since things are relaxing a little bit, it was ok to throw a party. Did I go all out? No. Decorate everything in site? No. Cook for days? No. Which all in all, in my mind, made it just about perfect.

A few of our close friends gathered with us on a local beach, we had a catered meal, and roasted marshmallows over a bonfire. Since everyone dropped their kids with a sitter to come out, we gave cellophane wrapped brownies as favors to give to the kids when they got home…otherwise, we probably wouldn’t have bothered with a favor. Yup…everyone was home by 9pm. Wild and crazy here! I’m going out on a limb here and (gasp) including a pic of me from the party, with big thanks to John McLaughlin Photography for dragging his equipment to the beach so I didn’t have to!

All in all, the sandy toes, roar of the waves, crackling fire and company of good friends made for a memorable evening. With this kind of backdrop, the evening couldn’t have been anything but perfect.

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.


Thursday 15th of November 2012

Happy happy birthday!! That looks like a party I could enjoy. Isn't it strange to think that you live that close to a beach, and I've lived in land-locked Colorado all my life and have spent no more than 15 minutes on any beach, let alone partying with friends, watching the surf, having a fire?


Thursday 15th of November 2012

Happy Birthday! Beautiful picture of you!!

Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEP of posh productions, LLC

Wednesday 14th of November 2012

Fantastic! I envy you living so close to the beach! Glad you enjoyed a great birthday and wish you many,many more!

Rebekah {A Blissful Nest}

Wednesday 14th of November 2012

Happy Birthday lady! Glad you had a fabulous one and may you have another amazing year!