Erika’s Harry Potter 30th Birthday: Part 2 - Decorations

Decorating my house was really time consuming, but also a lot of fun. I hung several winged keys and birdcages from the ceiling and tried to dress up as much of my house without completely tearing down things that were already there. All the papers on the wall were tea-stained by hand and I made the Monster Book of Monsters from scratch from a USPS flat rate box. When you walk into the house, you are at Platform 9 ¾ and get a personalized Hogwarts acceptance letter (also tea-stained) in a hand-made envelope. As you walk through the hallway, there are several posters and signs that lead you to the living room. By the day of the party, I was so tired and exhausted, my eyes look so strained and tired in all the photos of me. Haha. 


this weekend i was invited to celebrate my friend matt’s 30th at publican quality meats. for a private party. like shut the restaurant down private party. 

his boyfriend did all the work and surprised matt so much he was speechless - not an easy feat. the food was over the top delicious, the sparkling rose was a-flowing. needless to say, i was drunk and stuffed and happy. 

things i shouldn’t have done: go out after and do shots with 24-year-olds in a bachelor party and stay out until like 2am and then wake up in the aftermath of the tornado i left behind (contacts in sink, clothes everywhere, chips in bed). great night needless to say.

Part 2 of my birthday was last night...I had fun!  Love my crazy cousins!

CHEERS!  Custom made goblet. Can’t see it but my name is on the bottom of the glass! 

What does one do to the birthday lady when  she exits the restaurant?  SURPRISE! GLITTER SILLY STRING!  


You also make campfire s’mores at your table for desert! 

And to top it off your given a “money tree” with the exact amount of $30! 


E’ vero, organizzare sorprese a Licia è facile, perchè non si accorge di nulla…noi però siamo stati proprio bravi bugiardi!!!!

It’s true, setting a surprise party for Licia is easy, ‘cause she will never realize…but I have to say we’ve been really good liers anyway!!!!

anonymous asked:

Santana and wine, isn't that gonna be trouble? And also really uncomfortable for her, even after all those years?

Santana is okay in the presence of alcohol. She’s been sober for six and a half years, and while she and Brittany don’t keep alcohol in their home regularly, she’s around it at parties (and even provided it at Brittany’s 30th birthday party). She’s at a point in her journey where she’s not uncomfortable around it like she was in the beginning, and her struggle is more where on rare occasions, she has the urge for internal reasons, such as for a coping mega is for her her anxiety, rather than because of external factors.

The great thing about vineyards, at least in my personal experience, is that they don’t revolve entirely around alcohol consumption. There’s often live music, nice restaurants, historical tours, etc. It’ll be a nice weekend away for the two of them, and while Brittany will enjoy a nice glass or two, Santana will be perfectly fine without.

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Hope to see y'all out this Saturday Masy 30th for my Annual Birthday Party!!!! Sexy Gogo Dancers @grgisthewerd with phat front and backs!!!! Fly ass DJ @jonnymcgovernisyourdaddy!!!!! Cheap $1 drinks before 11pm!!!!!!! Me at the door talk shit all, night long!!!!!!! #heyqween #birthdaybitch

Bookshelf Thursday: YA Dystopian

Bookshelf Thursday returns!!  So sorry I missed last week – I was traveling to NC for my friend’s 30th birthday party (and Mum’s day!)  This week’s cubby is my YA dystopian cubby.

Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay

Marie Lu: Legend, Prodigy, Champion

Lauren Oliver: Delirium, Pandemonium, Requiem, and Delirium Stories

Little background – I start reading The Hunger Games…

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