If there are two things I love in this world, it’s birthdays and throwing soirees. Add in a third, and it is likely my little sister! Happily for me, all three came together this past weekend as we celebrated my baby sister turning (not-so-baby) 24 years old.
For her birthday, she wanted to run a 5k conveniently located a 10 minute walk from my apartment. Unable to resist the urge to incorporate a celebration into this birthday run, the proximity of my apartment proved to be the perfect place for a post-run birthday fete. Since the race took place at 9am, we decided a brunch party would be the perfect way to celebrate.
I must add in here that it’s not just my sister’s birthday, she shares the day with her wonderful boyfriend (cue the awww’s!). I needed to come up with a theme that was inclusive and gender neutral to celebrate them both. Since we have teal plates, I went with a teal/blue theme against white. This worked out fabulously when my plans to make my own ice cream cake were thwarted by the ice cream cakes at the grocery store being on super sale this week!
I think bar set ups are so cute. I had seen some yogurt bars on Instagram and mimosa bars in my Pinterest travels, so I decided on both for the party. Fresh fruit brings such a brightness to any spread. Our classic family staples of this egg dish and pumpkin whoopie pies plus our favorite ice cream cake made it one delicious day and kept us snacking the whole time.
It was a beautiful day and such fun to spend time with my sister and her friends. Happy birthday Theresa and Mike!