Birthdays are my favorite excuse to throw a party.
My friend’s birthdays are my favorite birthdays to celebrate.
(Well, until my little guy’s first birthday… I’m sure.)
|Alicia’s birthday cake from last year—Carrot Cake!|
My friend Alicia has a birthday near the end of November which gives me the perfect excuse to have a Fall themed Dinner party in her honor. I’ve been brainstorming on the party for about a week now and I’m getting quite excited about it.
|Table from Alicia’s birthday dinner 2 years ago.|
I’ve decided to make the party a sort of challenge for me to help me keep it on budget and to inspire me to do some fun DIY projects for the blog.
Guests: Approximately 16 Guests
Color Scheme: Browns and Blues inspired by this Inspiration Board from Creature Comforts
Inspiration Board Links: Burlap and Lace Poms from Jenny Cookies,Winter Tablescape from unknown via Pinterest (if you know please let me know so I can link), Color Inspiration Board from Creature Comforts, Clear Bottles as Candle Holders
I’d like to explore different textures and lighting for this party…
and of course have some delicious food!
Food Inspiration Board Links: Braised Beef Short Rib Pot Pies from Martha Stewart, Spinach with Garlic Chips from Pioneer Woman, Roasted Carrots from Pioneer Woman, Cake inspiration from Jenny Cookies
The Challenge Rules:
Decoration Budget: $25 (must use mostly items that I already own)
Food & Favor Budget: $100
As we are a foodie group each of the guests are bringing a bottle of wine and a dessert or appetizer.
So, my food and favor budget must cover the main course, 2 sides, 2 bottles of wine and favors for 16 people. Certainly a challenge, but totally doable!
Gift Budget: $0— Must be completely homemade from supplies I already own.
This would be slightly less possible if I didn’t already have something in mind and have an over abundance of supplies at the moment.