30th Birthday Surprise: Part II

August 3rd, 2010

I’m back today with a few more photos from my husband’s 3oth Birthday Surprise. Sadly I was so busy the day of the event that I wasn’t able to snap any pictures of the party but I was able to shoot some of the details afterwards. I really went all out with the decorations too so I’m bummed that I don’t have any pics to share.

To coordinate with the “meat tooth” theme, I made meat inspired buttons that people could wear as they saw fit. It was a nice ice breaker for people that didn’t know each other and a fun token from the party. We can all use a little flare now and then!

I knew that people would be dressing up, so I wanted to make sure Tula was properly accessorized . I’d seen this tutorial in Martha Stewart Weddings on how to make flowers from silk and tulle so I sewed one and attached it to a matching homemade dog collar. Tula was quite the trooper and looked perfectly adorable in her oversized corsage!

13 Responses to “30th Birthday Surprise: Part II”

  1. Stacey Says:

    Love the pins! So cute and creative. Where did you get these?

  2. Kathleen Says:

    Thanks, I actually made them myself with a borrowed button maker!

  3. Gina D Says:

    I love Tula’s corsage collar! So adorable!! 😀

  4. April Says:

    Aww! Tula looks fabulous. You could totally sell these dog collar flowers on your etsy page! Hint hint! Love this post!

  5. Sandi Says:

    That is the cutest dog I have ever seen and I love the collar!

  6. Torrie @ a place to share... Says:

    Love the flare and it is such a reminder, that no matter how old we get, we’re all still kids @ heart (who love to go to themed parties and wear cute little buttons:)).

    And that flower——– ADORABLE!!! I just saved the link so that I can make one for myself! Oh, and my daughter too:).

  7. Julie_Gong Says:

    I heart Tula. So so pretty.

  8. Phoebe Says:

    Oh all the details are so thoughtful and cute! And your dog looks so sweet. Maybe your friends have some photos of the decorations? I would love to see those as well. You’re so talented, you have a very lucky husband =)

  9. Robin Says:

    Sounds like it was a fun party and the invites are gorgeous and so unique! Can’t help but do a little “awww” looking at Tula’s flower. Looks like I’ll need to try one too for my dachshunds….a little too girly for my Newf though. Congratulations on a successful party!

  10. Marsha Harris (Splenderosa) Says:

    Love the dog corsage! Perfectly adorable.

  11. Erin Says:

    So cute! I love the buttons.

  12. Emily Says:

    Tula & my cavalier Willow would be best friends! She also wears a flower on her collar. You can see photos of her helping me around the design studio here:




  13. Bonnie Says:

    Oh heavens – I already re-posted this on my site because I fell in love with the pics of the collar that you made for your spaniel – I only JUST read that her name is Tula, though!!!
    I am getting ready to make one for MY Toula – I think I am going to use some turquoise/peacock taffeta remnants… Beautiful, beautiful blog!!!