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Welcome to my Fabulous Midlife Crisis Birthday- Vegas Style

Monday, August 20, 2012




Welcome to my fabulous MidLife Crisis Birthday Party... Vegas Style! I designed this party for my 32nd birthday {A couple friends and I joke we are having a pre midlife crisis lol}. All of the items are available in our NEW SHOP- WantsandWishesDesign.com. We also have a non Midlife Crisis option- Welcome to my fabulous Birthday Party.

We skirted all the tables with red table cloths and then placed bright green felt on top to get that playing table feel. The dessert table we placed all of the food on white platters at varying heights and also used a red platter I got at Target, during Valentine Season.

I found these fantastic suit boxes at Hobby Lobby on sale for $2. I took off the lids and used them as bases for the signs and also for decoration.


I had such a blast designing and crafting this Adult Casino Birthday Party.... everyone one had a great time! A Casino/ Vegas party allows people to mingle and get to know one another. We had several round tables out for gaming. Each table had a different game like in a real Casino and we had a few board games too. This party is actually very simple elements combined with our printable Vegas/ Casino birthday Collection.


I made it like a hotel and Casino- I had these custom notepads made for favors for each of the guest. We also, had a few at each table for keeping track of the score and the rules of the games were written on them also.


Dice boxes are part of our printable collection to fill with goodies.



5 drink wrapper designs.





I made these homemade dice marshmallows. I used this recipe, but instead of putting it in 9x12 I used a 8x8 pan and cut them so they were square.




For the cake I made Sprinkles Bakes Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake Cheesecake! It was sooo delicious! I think I need her cookbook now!


For the cake toppers I made chocolate "poker chips" and then used these king and Queen toppers I found at Williams Sonoma.


Suite cookies- clover, spade and diamonds. I bought the cookie cutters from Gygi.com



I made "Elvis" cupcakes. Banana cupcakes with bacon crumbs into the batter topped with peanut butter frosting. The frosting was to dye for. I used the same peanutbutter frosting from the cake. I could eat the frosting plain.... it's that good and really easy to follow recipe.





I had favor toppers with suite chocolate chip cookies.... these went very fast! Again I used the cookie cutters I got from Gygi.com. 6 designs come in our Vegas Birthday party collection.



My favorite dessert I created were these "olive" cake pops. I placed them in an oversized martini glass filled with red candy and then filled the martini glass with the "olives".

 




Also there were little "shot glasses" full of "bingo balls" {chicklets}


Red "Liquor-ish" with our go go dancer labels. Blank labels come in the party collection 

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Shots of jelly beans for Jelly Bean Roulette- we tried to guess what favor we ate.



I gave out these fun "What happens at Debbie's Birthday- stays at Debbie's Birthday" "Hotel & Casino" custom note pads for favors. I named my Hotel and Casino Lost Ages... playing on the lost wages but having it with a mid life crisis/ age theme.... so Lost Ages was created!




Here are 2 of the pattern papers that are included in the collection also.




Lost Ages Buffet


At the Lost Ages buffet we had:
sliced steak, chicken with a sweet pepper glaze, rice, corn, squash, rolls, olive dip with chips, fruit platter and veggies to help counteract all the sweets we had.



Fruit tray with strawberries, grapes, watermelon, pineapple and cantaloupe chunks


Veggie tray


My favorite dip- "Callies Olive dip" It is so good and really simple. Just combine all the ingredients and let it marinate.... I love recipes you can do ahead of time to help save time for those details you have to do at the last minute.

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7 comments:

  1. Wow! This looks awesomely fun! All the Vegas coolness without losing a penny! (By the way, Happy Birthday!) I'm turning 32 in 4 days! I would have loved to do this too....maybe next year. ;)

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  2. It was REALLY FUN and no lost wages here ;) Happy 32nd Birthday to you too! Happy party planning!

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  3. Awesome!!!!! Thanks for the reference!!! I really appreciate it! Thank you so much! Well Done :)

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  4. How did you make the sweets table backdrop? Love it!

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    1. The back drop is just blue material and then our printable backdrop available here http://www.wantsandwishesdesign.com/products?search=vegas&search-submit=

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  5. So, what size paper is the backdrop printed on?

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    1. The backdrop is 36"x 40". You can get it print at any print shop like Staples of Office Depot (they have a great price on large format prints)

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