Cigar and Whiskey – 30th birthday

We usually don’t throw parties or make a big fuss over birthdays in our household. We rather save that money for a birthday trip! This year was different though. The boyfriend finally turned 30! That’s an awesome milestone to celebrate. I knew I had to throw him a big birthday bash and welcome him to adulthood (yes, adulthood starts at 30 .HA). Everything was put together last min. I knew I wanted the theme to be all about him, but still wanted it to add my special touches here and there. So, the theme was cigar and whiskey with a color scheme of black, white, and gold. 

I found some beautiful tissue paper at Michaels and made my own tassel garland. It was surprisingly easy to make! Let me know if you would like to see a blog post on how to make them. :)

I found some beautiful tissue paper at Michaels and made my own tassel garland. It was surprisingly easy to make! Let me know if you would like to see a blog post on how to make them. 🙂

 

The main focus was our mantle because it's the first thing you see as you enter our house. I got the light up block letters at Michaels for 40% off. We sprayed paint it gold to match the theme.

The main focus was our mantle because it’s the first thing you see as you enter our house. I got the light up block letters at Michaels for 40% off. We sprayed paint it gold to match the theme.

 

We ordered empty cigar boxes from www.cigarsinternational.com to use as decoration. I was very happy with my order. The order included a variety of boxes and all in good condition.

We ordered empty cigar boxes from www.cigarsinternational.com to use as decoration. I was very happy with my order. The order included a variety of boxes and all in good condition.

 

I turned the smaller cigar boxes into bouquet holders. Just gorgeous! And added a drawn picture of the bf to the mix. I love hand drawn pictures instead of actual pictures when I decorate. It adds that whimsical touch.

I turned the smaller cigar boxes into bouquet holders. Just gorgeous! And added a drawn picture of the bf to the mix. I love hand drawn pictures instead of actual pictures when I decorate. It adds an one of a kind whimsical touch.

 

With the nicer wooden cigar boxes, I used them as dessert stand. Jameson counts as dessert right? These small bottles were one of the party favors our guests could take home.

With the nicer wooden cigar boxes, I used them as dessert stand. Jameson counts as dessert right? These small bottles were one of the party favors our guests could take home.

 

I also turned my Target gold bar cart into a cigar bar for the night. Guests were encouraged to take the cigar home or lit one up with the birthday boy.

I also turned my Target gold bar cart into a cigar bar for the night. Guests were encouraged to take the cigar home or light one up with the birthday boy.

 

It's all the details. Cigar bouquet to break up the "masculine" bar. Made custom matchboxes as another favor for guests.

It’s all the details. Cigar bouquet to break up the “masculine” bar. Made custom matchboxes as another favor for guests.

 

Here's birthday boy hours before the party. He loved everything. I love the big gold numbers I got from Party City. It gave the whole mantle some height.

Here’s birthday boy hours before the party. He loved everything. I love the big gold numbers I got from Party City. It gave the whole mantle some height.

 

Finally. Here is the set up right before guests arrived. All lit up and perfect. Welcome to adulthood.

Finally. Here is the set up right before guests arrived. All lit up and perfect. Welcome to adulthood.

 

 

 

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  1. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    Absolutely fantastic! You look like you host amazing parties, and I’m definitely going to borrow some ideas when my partner turns 30 in two years! The cigar boxes, and tassels, and the flowers and every just looks so awesome put together, and oh, your mantle! Fireplaces and mantles are a dying breed here in Australia, which is a massive shame because they can be so beautiful.

    And I would definitely love to see a post on these darling tassels.

    Stephanie
    thethriftyvegetarian.com

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