16 Jan

A “Manly” Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

Karrie and Elizabeth from Posh Paperie designed this super clever & creative “ASCOTS, CARDIGANS, & BOW TIES” party to celebrate the 30th birthday of Karrie’s husband – (who also happens to be Elizabeth’s brother!) – “manly style“. All of the guests in attendance were asked to wear one of these items, which always makes for fun pics… and “party decor”! ;)

From “Manly Munchies” and custom matchbooks to a scrumptious-looking dessert bar á la Sweet and Saucy, the fabulous stationery elements by Karrie & Elizabeth really pulled everything together perfectly. Read on for lots more fun pics & party details…

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

A Manly Themed 30th Birthday Party

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Elizabeth

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“When my sweet brother, Brian (and Karrie’s awesome husband!) turned 30, Karrie came up with THE cutest theme ever for his party: Ascots, Bowties and Cardigans – with the ‘requirement’ that everyone attending wear one of those items!

The party was held at a funky, contemporary restaurant in San Diego (URBN) – and the food was amazing! Pizzas (bbq chicken, mashed potato & margherita), several kinds of beer & a few really amazing salads.

Melody Brandon of  the Sweet and Saucy Shop catered the dessert bar – which was divine, as always! She made custom sugar cookies, mini pumpkin cupcakes, mini apple streusel cupcakes, vanilla macarons, red velvet cake ball lollipops and peach pie on a stick. YUM! :)

Karrie and I had so much fun designing the paper products. Karrie came up with the fun and different color palette of pennyite (bronze), mint and lake blue. We did a cute striped blue mount on top of shimmery pennyite and brought all of the colors in to the printed invitation. We also used a velvet ric rac that was a pumpkin color, to add some ‘detail’ – but still keeping the invitation masculine.

We also did a ‘favor’ station with mini pumpkin candles and custom-made matchbooks featuring artwork from the invitations.

The kids enjoyed a coloring & silly putty station…and there was also a ‘Brian’s Favorite Snacks’ bar with sesame snaps, bubble mint cigars, caramel popcorn & butter mints.

Of course, we designed tons of paper to display all around the restaurant…and had so much fun with every piece!”

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Dessert Bar: Sweet and Saucy Shop
– Party Styling & Paper Goods: Elizabeth of Posh Paperie
– Party Held at: URBN (San Diego)

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13Comments

1
Joy SAYS:

You are the hostess with the mostess indeed!

Reply January 16, 2012 at 10:55 am

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Osvaldo SAYS:

What a great idea for next year’s 43rd birthday. You rock!

Reply January 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm

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Monica SAYS:

What an awesome theme! Looks like it was an amazing party! :)

Reply January 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm

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anniebrunson rigor SAYS:

Love it!!! You girls are amazing!! Hugs :)

Reply January 16, 2012 at 11:20 pm

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Jess SAYS:

Such great ideas. Most likely stealing some of them for a friends up coming 30th.

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Reply January 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

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mAcarmenbelmonte nortes SAYS:

love that theme!

Reply January 24, 2012 at 5:11 am

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Carol SAYS:

Love the theme and treats for the guests! Very cute!

Reply May 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

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Megan SAYS:

Hi! Where did you get the brown and mint green hobnob glass from that you had the goodies in? I absolutely love this idea!! What color balloons would you recommend for this theme?

Reply September 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm

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Irina SAYS:

Nice! Where can I get the letter lollipops? Need some E’s for my sqeeze’s birthday party.

Reply January 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm

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Justin Midgley-Snow SAYS:

I too would like to know where you found the Lolipops? They are so cute and perfect for a party I will be throwing soon!

Reply March 14, 2013 at 5:32 pm

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Benjamin Dewhurst SAYS:

This is the least manly party I think I've ever seen in my life. Terrible.

Reply November 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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Jessica Lampe SAYS:

bahaha i'm so doing this for your birthday. (also enjoy the idea that you're probably googling ideas on what to do for your 30th)

Reply November 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm

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Benjamin Dewhurst SAYS:

Jessica Lampe SO WHAT I'M ALLOWED TO GOOGLE MANLY 30TH BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS OKAY. And I'm sorry, but "Ascots and Cardigans" have NOTHING to do with bein' a MANLY MAN. This party is an outrage to manliness everywhere.

Reply November 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm

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