Twenty Six

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It seems like whenever I talk with someone about age, we can never believe how much time has passed. Moments that you want to soak in and enjoy seem to pass by all the faster. And then when something you dread happens – the clock just barely ticks. I guess time’s funny like that.

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Birthday Celebrations

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I feel like these past two weekends have been dedicated to celebrating my birthday… which selfishly I have enjoyed.  My favorite part of the celebrations was hosting a sleepover-themed birthday party.

Growing up, my favorite part of hosting birthday parties was the planning. I loved to make my party invitations with my mom and plan out what we would be doing at the party. And each birthday had a different theme. From tea parties to shopping days and sleepovers, I loved how detailed each one would be. My birthdays always included some sort of craft and lots of delicious food. To start the party, I sent out these invitations reminiscent of a sleepover.

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I also wanted to have my favorite foods at the party, including mac-and-cheese, slow cooker meatballs and spinach dip to name a few! I also made oohy-gooey dessert bars which are my absolute favorite (recipe will be posted soon).  Kevin and Katelyn also conspired with my mom to make sure we had all the things for a great party. Unknown to me, they ordered Gigi’s cupcakes, Publix subs, chicken wings and more to make the party a success.

Kate also made these spa-inspired party favors for my guests to take home! She has such a great eye for detail and takes such time to make things beautiful!

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We also had a photo booth complete with fun props, and a Spice Girls movie to get the party started!

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I have the sweetest, greatest friends, and this year my birthday made me realize how lucky I am to have them!