Rustic 30th Birthday Party

long bench party table

My dear dear friend, Lacey is turning 30 and we celebrated her birthday this Saturday.  Her guy threw her a dinner party for family and a few friends and asked if her friend Courtney, her Mom Lori and I could take care of the details and decor. Hec yes, we said! The evening was magical–so much love and laughter–exactly what Lacey deserved.  The party was at one of my most favorite venues ever–The Malibu Cafe.  Outdoor, rustic charm with just a touch of elegance.  Picture reclaimed wood tables, twinkle lights, fire pits and chandeliers hanging from oak trees. We decided to carry that theme through with our decor.  Simple.  Understated. Happy.

mason jar vase party

place setting
flowers white
birthday menu
All the guests took home a box of Sees Candy Chocolate.

Life lesson jar
Guests were asked to write a “life lesson” that Lacey has taught them over the years and then add it to the mason jar.  Some were hysterical and some were heartfelt.  The hit of the evening were the faces on a stick.  We blew up pictures of Lacey taken over the last 30 years and added them to a stick for photo props for the guests–soooo much laughter.
faces on a stick
colored chairs
kids goodie bags
There were a handful of kiddos at the dinner so I put together these little kits to help keep them entertained: coloring book, crayons, bubbles and a pin wheel.
kids bags
flower prep
head on a stick party favor
The beautiful birthday girl, Lacey and her Jordan.

lily bubbles smiling
And her stunningly adorable daughter.
boys in blue
lawn game
benny bubbles
ben blowing bubbles
kids on steps
kiddos bubbles
ben and kids
Ben playing freeze dance with the kids.
lily and lacy face_edited-1
lacey bday faces
dinner party malibu cafe
ben and lily
lily cowgirl
sunny trio
girls 2
lacey and ashley

Happy birthday friend! I love you to the moon and back!
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Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. Love the decor…it’s absolutely gorgeous! Am absolutely stealing the idea of pictures through the years as photo props! Looks like a perfect summer evening!

  2. This looks like SUCH a fun day!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  3. Shirley says:

    Too funny. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow it looks incredible! I am in love with the pictures through the years masks!! So creative!

  5. So I cannot decided what I love more: those wooden, rustic tables or those colorful chairs! The decor was beautiful.

  6. Ahh looks so perfect!! =) Love how much you can pull off! You are a natural event planner!

  7. What a fun themed party! Looks like everyone had a blast!

  8. looks like a wonderful birthday!!!!

  9. What an amazingly special birthday party! I love all the details – especially the kiddo pics for the photos and the “Share a Life Lesson” table…genius!

  10. best place to party. the atmosphere has it all. all you need is to add the people you love.

  11. i love the table setup and the designs… =)
    i have an idea now what to make for my events or parties… =)

  12. Fine way of describing, and pleasant paragraph to get data concerning
    my presentation subject matter, which i am going to convey in school.

  13. Such a beautiful party! Love it all! How did you do the face on the stick? Did you blow the photos up yourselves or do it through a company? My sister’s 30th birthday party is this weekend and this idea would be PERFECT!

  14. Love the old photos as props. How did you enlarge the photos?

  15. What size did you print the photos to add to the sticks? That’s a great idea to do throughout the years!!:)


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