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Sandra's 40th Birthday Celebration

Renee L By Renee L  in Birthday


Party Recap

Next week I'll be turning 40, so to celebrate we went to Phillip Island for the weekend. We hired a holiday house and our family and friends came for a BBQ lunch on Sunday. After lunch we went to the beach, hired some wetsuits and surfboards and had some fun.

I had just as much fun in the planning of my event as I did in the event itself! I poured over pinterest for ideas for how I wanted my party to look. I knew that I wanted a chalkboard vintage theme. Having my birthday in Spring (in Australia) I was able to use some of the beautiful roses from my garden to decorate the table with. Check out our website for more details!


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Trifle, Red Velvet Cake with Raspberries ,Choc-mint Cheesecake, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Cake Pops, Creme Brûlée, Cupcakes

  • Party Favors

    Lolly (Candy) Bags and Wine Charms

  • Activities / Games

    Lunch together followed by playing and surfing at the Beach.

  • What People Ate

    BBQ (Sausages, Chicken, Steak and Prawns) and Salads (Potato Salad, Coleslaw and Tossed Salad)

  • What People Drank

    French Champagne, Lemon Iced Tea with Mint, Wine and Beer

  • Best Moment

    Seeing all of the decorations all set up. So excited, it was better than I imagined it would look! Seeing my parent's reaction to how it all looked was special too - they were very impressed.

  • Most Touching Moment

    Informal speeches by my Husband and Mother before blowing out the candles on my cake.


Party Helpers



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    Lyndie W wrote:

    Sandra, I love the chalk boards. Your styling is excellent. Can I ask how you stenciled onto the chalk boards. Very professional. I'd like to do similar but haven't seen anything I can use. Regards,Lyndie

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    Lenore L wrote:

    Hello, I was wondering where I could get all the printables from your party!!!! It is exactly what I am looking for for my 40th birthday!

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    Lenore L wrote:

    Please contact me at

  • Renee L

    Renee L wrote:

    Hi Lenore, Thanks, I have e-mailed you. Kind regards, Renée

  • Julissa R

    Julissa R wrote:

    Where I could get all the printables from your party? I love it!

  • Renee L

    Renee L wrote:

    Hi Julissa, If you e-mail me at invitemetoparty @ I'll be able to help you out. :)