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
I’d like to explore different textures and lighting for this party…
and of course have some delicious food!
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.