Party Recap

As every year, I threw my own bday party! I think it's just because I am a party thrower and want everything just right!

I invited some friends over, my hubby dealt blackjack, my son bartended and his friend catered to our needs! It was a great time...party went from 6:30 pm until 2 am!

I put this party on, food and all for $ 100! Doing all the food and decor myself!


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Push UP Pops (Oreo Cheesecake), cookies and cupcakes

  • Activities / Games

    Karaoke, blackjack, roulette, dancing, photo booth

  • Budget

    $ 100

  • Party Favors

    Each lady received a goodie bag with a $ 1000 poker chip key chain

  • Best Moment


  • What People Ate

    individual shrimp cocktails, avocado salsa, chicken skewers, clams casino, meatballs & rolls, veggies and dip and more!

  • What People Drank

    Casino Crush (signature drink of the night), wine, beer



  • Candice P

    Candice P wrote:

    Hi Melissa: I love your pictures and from the looks of it you seemed to have an awesome night.great for you and for all the party planning work. I am doing a similar birthday and wanted to know how you made the party circles using christmas wrapping paper. Great if you can let me know or perhaps a tute would be welcome as well. Do you have a blog so that I can visit? Thanks again. candice at partiesathome

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    Hi Candice - yes I have a blog www.mypartypasion.blogspot.com As far as the party circles go. Here is a tutorial that will explain it better than I probably can 8) http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2011/02/paper-fan-banner-tutorial.html Enjoy! Melissa

  • Candice P

    Candice P wrote:

    Thanks Melissa, much appreciated

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    Shawna R wrote:

    loooove these!

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    Savanna B wrote:

    What size bag of strawberries do you use for this recipe?