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MY BIRTHDAY PARTY RECAP

Friday, November 19th, 2010

It’s been a crazy month! My birthday party, going to New York, traveling to LA for work… I haven’t been home all that much lately! I finally got a chance to go through my photos from my birthday party, which we threw on Saturday, November 6th. My actual birthday was on the 13th, but we were away for New York so we moved the party one week earlier. Hard to believe I’m already 26! It was a blast!

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This year’s party was quite different than last year’s party. The theme this year was “Champagne and Tequila”… so we didn’t have to spend too much time mixing drinks. It was a delicious and dangerous combination :)

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I made a triple batch of my favourite chocolate chip cookies recipe for the party.

My Birthday Party

My Birthday Party

This year, I decided to have the party catered by Smoke and Bones BBQ Catering. They are based here in Vancouver and do AMAZING BBQ catering. They bring this super cool smoker truck along to their events! All smoking and cooking is done at the event.

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I ordered their amazing award-winning BBQ baby back ribs, smoked chicken wings and drums, and award-winning baked beans (with secret ingredients!), cornbread, and coleslaw. It was a delicious spread.

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I can’t recommend them enough. They are very professional, prompt, reasonably priced and the flavours of their food is incredible. I will definitely be booking again with them next year.

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We also had a keg of GIB Gastown Amber Ale!

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The rest of the party was a lot of fun. I drank a little more than I normally do at my own parties, so I probably look quite silly in these photos. Apologies :)

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Quite a few people attended — we had about 150 people over the course of the night.

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My Birthday Party

Oh yes, the snake wine that a friend brought. This was horrible… pretty much the worst thing I have ever had to drink. Never again!

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There was a lot more space this year since we had both the outside, inside, bedroom, and sports room open. The tent on the patio really helped keep everything warm, dry, and toasty!

My Birthday Party

My Birthday Party

I wore a floor-length dress from BCBG Max Azaria and coral pink Ferragamo shoes. Needless to say I tripped over myself a couple times ;)

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My Birthday Party

We had a great time!

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The cookies were all consumed.

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And so was a lot of champagne and tequila! All in all, a very fun night. Thanks to all my friends who came out — it was the best birthday present ever to see you!

RECAP IN PHOTOS: OUR BIG PARTY

Monday, November 16th, 2009

There’s no possible way to capture a party properly in photos, especially when you are trying to host one… but we’ll do our best here. Thanks to John Biehler for graciously taking some photos during the event… they turned out great! Below you’ll see a mix of my photos and John’s photos. Hope you enjoy!

Photo Credit: John Biehler
Photo Credit: John Biehler

As mentioned before, this past Friday, November 13th was my birthday party (on my actual birthday) as well as our (Allan and I) housewarming party. A 2-in-1 party that was a lot of fun to prepare for and host.

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I would say that it was a success! Allan and I sat down and did the numbers. Over 230 people attended… a 50L of Granville Island “Island Lager” (approximately 146 bottles of beer… thank you Matty and Granville Island Brewery!) completely tapped, an additional 150 bottles of beer consumed, 4 x 1.75L bottles of Grey Goose, 4 bottles of Zaya rum, 4 boxes of Patron tequila, 4 bottles of Giffard’s Manzana Verde, a bottle of Hennessey XO cognac, Jameson 18 Irish Whiskey, and Glenfiddich 18 Scotch whiskey… completely drained. Not to mention over 40 more full bottles of liquor completely consumed. Phew! I would say we had some heavy drinkers at the party :)

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Not to mention over 100 bottles and cans of mixers drained…

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A fridge full of food eaten…

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20 portions of cheese…

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Even more beer and liquor brought by friends consumed…

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4 bushels of mint used in cocktails…

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10 pounds of chocolate…

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50 homemade chocolate creme brulees…

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Hundreds of bamboo plates, cutlery and napkins…

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Over 20 sliced french baguettes, served with double creme d’Affinois brie and an assortment of jellies and toppings…

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One litre of bocconcini with roasted tomatoes, basil, and flat leaf parsely…

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40 boxes of homemade noodles and chicken…

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20 beef tenderloin steaks…

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50 macaroni and cheese muffins…

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Many, many bags of popcorn…

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15 homemade pizzas served…

Photo Credit: John Biehler
Photo Credit: John Biehler

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Over 100 homemade cookies baked on the spot and eaten…

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Dozens of petit fours (bought, not made)… and that’s a lot of food!

Photo Credit: John Biehler
Photo Credit: John Biehler

We had the outside patio decorated with white lights, dozens of candles and lanterns, and a couple patio heaters to stay warm! Luckily it didn’t rain so we didn’t need to put up the tent!

Photo Credit: John Biehler
Photo Credit: John Biehler

And then, there were the drinks…

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Freshly made mojitos…

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Whiskey sours and whiskey on the rocks…

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My signature martini (watermelon, pomegranate juice, apple liqueur, Grey Goose, lime, lemon, and mint… all blended with ice)…

Photo Credit: John Biehler
Photo Credit: John Biehler

Photo Credit: John Biehler
Photo Credit: John Biehler

Many chocolate martinis served…

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A “pom cosmo”…

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Rum rita…

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Irish coffee served with Jameson 18 whiskey, Italian Bodom-brewed coffee, freshly whipped cream, brown sugar, and topped with Butter vanilla and coffee marshmallows toasted with a torch…

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Irish car bombs…

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Dark chocolate creme brulees, torched…

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The full drink list for the party… (needless to say I spent the entire time behind the bar)

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The dress I wore to the party… a pink and purple silk party dress by Meghan Los Angeles. Yes, it’s totally over the top and ridiculous, and definitely a “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To” dress… but I couldn’t resist.

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Here’s the back of the dress… I really loved the bow and the low back on it!

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Here’s the jewelry I wore… beautiful custom-made handcrafted silver crocheted pink Swarovski jewelry by Isabella Diamond here in Vancouver. The ring even lasted through all the drink mixing, haha.

Photo Credit: John Biehler
Photo Credit: John Biehler

I also got to meet some fabulous bloggers in Vancouver for the first time… thanks to Raul, Liv, Greg, Mozy, Aidan, Kimm, Tyler, John, Jerk, Tawcan, and Josh for coming out!

Photo Credit: John Biehler
Photo Credit: John Biehler

All in all the party was a lot of fun. We finally finished our apartment (pictures coming soon), and it was great to see all our friends out. Allan and I both had an amazing time. Thanks for reading this huge long post!

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