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Sarah’s Glam 30th Birthday Bash

So it turns out, I’m turning 30 in a couple of weeks! It’s been creeping up on me for some time now and I guess it’s just now hitting me that the big milestone birthday is quickly approaching. That said, I’m pretty comfortable with marking this new decade, although I know it freaks a lot of people out. (It probably stems from the fact that most people in my inner circle are already in their early to mid-30s so I’m the baby of the crew anyway and always will be. Muhahahaha!) All of that said, there’s a birthday party in the works and while it’s not intended to be nearly as amazingly glamorous as the 30th birthday of  Sarah Sherman Samuel of Smitten Studio in Palm Springs last year, Sarah’s party has me totally inspired. Why shouldn’t we all turn 30 (or 40 or 50) in high style?

Glam 30th birthday party

30th birthday party invitations

Bow place setting Modern dinner party style

Painted gold flamingo Birthday party cake flags

30th birthday party invitations

Sarah’s all black and white birthday party was fashioned after a modern Palm Springs twist on Alice In Wonderland. Love! The touches of gold (including the birthday girl herself decked out in flashy gold sequins) add that touch of glam that I absolutely adore. Sarah designed all of the papers goods and even the textiles herself. Throw in oversized bows at each place setting, a rockin’ Smilebooth and the perfect cocktails and you’ve got, well, a perfect evening in my book.

Birthday party menu Graphic polka dot table setting

Graphic dinner party table setting

Graphic dinner party table setting

Polka dot place setting Gold mylar party bunting

Black cat party mask photobooth prop Party animal mask photobooth prop

Gold + black table setting

Birthday party cocktail bar Liquor in stopper bottles

'Drink Me' wine glasses Lemon cupcakes

Sequin party dresses

Birthday party photobooth

Birthday party photobooth

Palm Spring birthday party

Palm Spring birthday party

Uh huh. Now who’s ready to go rock the town in some sequins? Count this girl in. Many thanks to Sarah for allowing me the pleasure of sharing her awesome party!

Vendors –
Event design + decor: Sarah Sherman Samuel | Stationery + paper goods: Smitten Studio | Photography: Mike Carreiro of Studio Eleven | Textile designs: Sarah Sherman Samuel |Venue: Casa Verona in Palm Springs, CA | Catering: Food Mechanic | Makeup: Ximena Rolfe | DJ: Sven Barth

[Photos by Mike Carreiro of Studio Eleven.]

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Friday 3rd of January 2014

So glam!!! Wish I had thought of this for my 30th last year- 31 is 2 weeks away- :) Maybe next year! Great job :)


Saturday 2nd of November 2013

Very glam indeed! Where did you get the masks? They're adorable!

Ernie Savarese

Tuesday 13th of August 2013

I really really love the colours and I really love the details shots... it makes all the difference to me!! It really does look glam!!


Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Everything looks amazing! Love it all

And now I want a giant bow on my head!


Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Loved everything about this! The tablescape is awesome, the bow ties, and especially the alcohol in the glass bottles. Really great idea.