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tea party birthday

 

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My 34th(!!) birthday was in early September, and I knew immediately what I wanted – an elegant tea party with my friends!

The Boston Public Library has a courtyard restaurant with a pretty nice afternoon tea.  I decided to have my party there, because our original plan (hosting ourselves in our apartment) wasn’t ideal.

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I was excited to take photos beforehand because I felt so classy!  There’s also something about a fascinator that makes people think you are important – quite a few people stopped me to ask me where I was going, and a few others even took pictures while Dave was snapping away!

I don’t like when people pay attention to me while I’m posing, but I guess I was just feeling really confident because I was barely affected by it!

I thought it would be funny to wear gaudy jewelry, so I bought some plastic pearl necklaces and big bling rings.  I put them in little organza bags to give to my friends at the tea party so we could all be super “fancy!”

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I hope you can see the print of my dress above.  I got it at Disney in Florida over the summer – it’s a Mad Tea Party dress! 🙂

The first few photos in my post were taken outside of the library, and these were taken in the courtyard:DSC_0951-small

DSC_0966-smallKeep scrolling past outfit details for some pictures of my lovely and sweet friends at the party!
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Mad Tea Party Dress:  Disney Cherry Tree Lane Shop
FascinatorFeiYu Crafts via Amazon 
Sunglasses:  Hot Topic White and Wood Round Sunglasses
Plastic Pearl Necklace: Gift Express via Amazon
Purse:  Betsey Johnson Oven Crossbody via Macy’s
Shoes:  B.A.I.T. Demi Wedge Sandal via Tatyana
Belt:  made by me 🙂

Here are some photos of me and the gals at tea…so classy!

Meghan, Sarah, Linley, Sara, me, Theresa, Ashlea

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christmas in orlando

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Every year, we alternate between spending Christmas with my family and with my in-laws (we do the same for Thanksgiving).

Last month we celebrated Thanksgiving in New Jersey, which would usually mean Christmas in New York with my family.  However, my parents also have a house in Florida and that’s where they were going to be this year.  My brothers both live in FL full time, and the older one kindly offered to host.

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