Birthdays


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My daughter Lutece was about to turn nine and every year we both try and come up with creative ways to celebrate her birthday. This is my third “bragging rights” piece for Momfilter so the pressure was on. Since we had just traveled to LA over the summer and we are all classic movie buffs in our family  (We watch a classic movie every Friday night)—I came with the idea of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” We invited Lutece’s friends to join Holly Golightly (aka Lutece) in honor of her birthday. I found some great card stock stationary that reminded me of Tiffany’s and managed to print the invites myself!  A small miracle. Crafty I am, computer savvy I ain’t!  We asked our guests to come dressed as a movie stars or just plain glamorous. I obsessed over every detail. I decorated the room in shades of Tiffany blue with a few real Tiffany boxes for accents. For Lutece’s Holly Golightly outfit, someone gave us an adult Audrey Hepburn Halloween costume. Lutece and my husband took it apart and re-sewed completely. It ended up looking like it was couture-made  just for her!  For breakfast, we served French toast with fresh berries, mini-muffins, and English Breakfast tea with a Tiffany blue sugar stick lying on each saucer. Every “movie star” place setting had a champagne coupe filled with club soda and pomegranate juice, and a DIY candy favor bag. I used a B&W photo of the real Holly G and placed it the back of a cellophane bag which I filled with Tiff blue chocolates and tied them all up with a blue ribbon. After breakfast was served, each girl was given another DIY goodie bag. I bought cute blue chevron paper bags at Paper Source and glued a great Andy Warhol-ish image of Audrey to each bag.  Inside were all the necessities to stardom: black ray bans, pearls, lipstick, a tiara and blue nail polish.  We turned the dining table into a salon and painting their nails and giving them all fancy hairdo’s. The girls dried their nails by dancing to “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best friend.” We ended the swellness by indulging in chocolate and vanilla cupcakes all done with Tiffany blue icing and silver sugar beads. Lutece’s cupcake was the most special because it had a little black dress on it. I must confess, I did not bake the cupcakes. (Credit goes to the wonderful Lily and Fig in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.) The day was filled with legends, not only was Holly Golightly there in her glory but Marilyn Monroe, and Katherine Hepburn came!  Oh and did I mention–I dressed as a CAT in honor of Holly’s best friend and had everyone call me “Cat.”

Here’s the link to the Narnia party that Sue threw last year. And here’s the link to the Adventure to India party she threw for her 7th birthday. 

 

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