Celebrations

Wanderlust Birthday Party

December 24, 2013

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For my birthday this year, I went with a theme that has been on my list for a while – wanderlust. My idea was to celebrate the adventures we had taken and be inspired by the places we could go.

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I asked guests to send me a favorite photo from their travels and it resulted in this wall of beautiful places. We are a well-traveled bunch!

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For eats, we enjoyed foods representing different countries: chips, salsa, sausage dip, brisket, cranberry crumb bars, coffee toffee, lasagna, and crepe cake.

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The chocolate on top of the homemade crepe cake may have been a little overdone, but it was delicious! This amazing cake is from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook and has layers and layers of crepes with hazelnut cream in-between the layers. Also, candied hazelnuts on top.

Wanderlust Birthday PartyI’ve developed a love of Type 2 Volkswagen buses and I think a long road trip in one would be a fun adventure. This cut-out was a fun prop.

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My clever friends also gifted wanderlust-themed gifts. Yes, the candle really smells like baguette!

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The Details
Theme: Wanderlust Birthday Party
Date: November 2013
Place: house
Food: chips, salsa, sausage dip, brisket, cranberry crumb bars, coffee toffee, lasagna, crepe cake
Special decor/features: VW bus cut-out, paper airplane garland, travel-related sign, tin globe, paper airplanes, travel photo wall

Have you ever given a gift to match a party theme? What was it?

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