Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Special Birthday

This weekend I'm in Brisbane to help celebrate my sisters 40th birthday. She wanted a flower theme because she believes flowers are Gods way of saying 'I Love you'. So it was an early start with a trip to the flower markets for real flowers, then the day spent decorating the garage with flower helium balloons and then sticking home made foam and fabric cut out flowers on the walls. I love the simplicity of the decorations and they made the evening colourful and happy.

The other neat thing about her party was that she asked for no gifts but that we should all buy our outfits at a charity store. It was heaps of fun with some people coming in themed outfits (like 70's or 80's) and others dressing to the nines in wonderfully fancy pre loved outfits. Others even went to the trouble of accessorising... I won the best accessorised outfit with an honouring comment for purchasing the items at different charity stores. The funny thing about the evening was that no one was ashamed to have their price tag hanging out - proud to boast a dress value of $7 or necklace value of $1.... Great Idea and Heaps of fun.