It’s Party Time…Oh, It’s Party Time

….or not.

In a few short weeks I will be turning 35. Oh, 35 you came too soon. I’m like 5 whole years to 40.

I’m normally not a party girl, but I do recognize certain milestones require special recognition and 35 is one of those years.

I’ve been tossing a few scenarios around in my head regarding whether or not I want to get down with a shin dig. I’ve been given a budget and I even have a party planner. However, the cheapster in me can’t see paying that type of money for people to come and celebrate MY birthday. Keep in mind I didn’t have a wedding so this would be a first for me in the arena of shelling out big bucks for people to eat and drink in celebration of a life milestone.

So I have to make my mind up soon and very soon because invites will need to go out in the next week. I’ve taken to Pinterest. In the event I do partake in the party life here are a few inspiration photos:

Party 2


upside down balloons

Party 4

party 5

What do you think? Should I stop being so cheap and just have a party or put the money in my pocket and hit the spa and the mall?!!



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    February 4, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I think you should do it big!!! I love celebrating birthdays! Its definitely a worthy cause for celebration. I count every year alive as a blessing from God, so even if you dont go all out I think you should do something to commemorate the milestone 🙂

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    February 4, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Girl if you don’t stop and do your big birthday party. I debated if I wanted to do something big for the hubs for his 35th but I decided against it but it turned out big without my doing. I am going to go extra big for his 40th already got it planed out and he is a few yrs from it. Go big or go home.

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    February 4, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Have a party. I didn’t have a wedding either and when it’s time for my 40th, it will GO DOWN!!!!

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    February 4, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I say save the money and do a big bash for 40! I wanted to do one for my 40th (this year) but it doesn’t look like it will be happening. Guess I’m lucky I had a wedding because I have yet to have a big party for any milestone birthdays!

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    February 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    If I were you I’d go allll out! Love all your inspiration photos too!

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    Megan @ Lush to Blush
    February 5, 2014 at 8:57 am

    LOVE your inspiration photos! I think you should definitely have a party, but there are lots of ways to make it affordable! Don’t overspend – you’ll have fun either way as long as you’re with people who love you! Happy birthday! 🙂

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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    Mylah Stanton
    February 5, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I’m doing it big for 40! I’m turning 35 in May and I know my budget isn’t where I want for it to be. BUT, if you have the money, go ahead and do it up!

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    February 5, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I’d do a party. . . or a wedding.

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    February 5, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I say TREAT YO’ SELF! Watch the video…it’s hilarious!

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    February 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Do it! I’m trying to convince my husband to keep one for his 35th this year. It’s a milestone so I say do it!

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    February 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Happy Birthday,early! My sister is celebrating 35 today!!

    I say do both! Hit the spa with your closets friends and save the money and keep stacking more for a getaway with you and hubby?

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    Candace (NYStateofMom)
    February 5, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Oooo two for one? Stash some of the bucks for a big 4-0 bash or a honeymoon for you and the Mr but either way on the big day you should DEF do tulle!!

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    February 5, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    …am all for we only live once theory…l say do it now! When you look back at the end of 2014, you can cross one thing out…l had a great 35 birthday. Afterall, 40th is still far away.

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      February 10, 2014 at 7:53 am

      I am beginning to think I should!

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    February 5, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Woot woot your b day is on the way!!!! Being a girl who didn’t have a wedding either ( I just don’t get down with spending our money for other folks to enjoy themselves) I say hit the spa and mall or take the money and have a romantic weekend with your Hubbie and let him spoil you

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    February 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

    you know i love a party! but my vote is save up and do it big at forty. grab drinks with the girls this year. i’ll be expecting an invite:-)

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