Saturday, January 3, 2009
Blog 327: My NYE/ 35th Birthday Party Pics
My Birthday falls on New Year's Eve. I hated it growing up. Forget the curse of 1 birthday/ Christmas present... imagine being a kid and never getting to have a party on your birthday because everyone's parents are going out. The last several years my birthday has taken on a life of its own:
2007 - Talib Kweli at The Roosevelt Hotel
2006 - Erykah Badu and dead prez at the HOB Sunset
2005 - Kanye West in Las Vegas
2004 - Diddy's party in Miami w/ 7 of my girlfriends & then bf
2003 - Diddy's Party in Miami w/ same bf
2002 - Diddy's Party in Miami
2001 - NYC w/ friends
Needless to say that I wanted to bring in the last year of this decade and the milestone of turning 35 a little differently. On Saturday before my birthday, I decided to throw a kid-friendly party at home. By Tuesday, 44 people had confirmed. My Wednesday morning, 61 people had confirmed. Roughly 40-45 people, (and 10 kids,) showed up at my house Wednesday night. My daughter threw a mini-party upstairs in her bedroom for the kids complete with Wii, video games, board games and snacks. The grown ups celebrated with dominos, great music, birthday cake, lots of food, champagne at midnight, stimulating conversation. It was a great time.
Enjoy this photo gallery from the party! Click the photo above to view the gallery. I deleted all the pics of the kid at the party at this is an adult blog, but those that attended the party can access the pics on evite.com.
I have so much champagne and booze left over I'm thinking of throwing a party for Inauguration day!