So I finally made it to 30 ... crazy. Not that I thought I wouldn't make it that far, but damn. I'm 30. I hit the "big 3-0" on Saturday, and I feel like I've reached a milestone. I guess I'm, like, a grown-up or something now. But rather than celebrate like a grown-up, I chose to party like it was 1996. I went with a "Sweet 16" theme for my party, and all the guests had to dress like they did when they were 16.
That was 1996 for me, which meant Airwalks, dog collars, and anything punk rock and kinda crazy. Honestly, I haven't changed much. I wore a punk rock prom dress, some Airwalks with skulls on 'em, a tiara (because it was my Sweet 16 party, right?), and a crazy green, purple, and yellow wig. I always wanted to dye my hair crazy colors when I was 16, but my mom wouldn't let me:
Stephanie (Poopie Bitch) told me she'd make my cake, a huge honor since she's a pro cake decorator and all. I told her to surprise me with the design, and look what she did!
She said the first thing she thinks of when she thinks of me is rainbows and unicorns, and well, that pretty much sums me up. She nailed it. The cake itself was vanilla with the most delicious, fluffy buttercream frosting in the world. The unicorns were made of white chocolate. Can you really think of anything more magical that a freakin' white chocolate unicorn?
Stephanie also made cupcakes with funfetti sprinkles inside:
My friends Vaughan and Barbara hosted the party at their place. I've always thrown my own parties, so it was sooooo wonderful having someone else do all the work! They ordered a ton of cheeseless veggie pizzas from the Memphis Pizza Cafe and we added Tofurkey sausage and Daiya cheese. We also had chips and salsa, kale salad, and stuffed mushrooms:
Here's a close-up of those scrumptious mushrooms, a gift from my pal Chef Timothy (a local vegan personal chef):
And the raw kale salad, loaded with all kinds of goodness (edammame, red cabbage, avocado):
So many people showed up to celebrate with me, some in costume and some not. Barbara said she counted about 35 people throughout the night. I didn't even know I had that many friends!
My 30th birthday party was by far the best party I've ever had! The entire day went off without a hitch. The cake was beautiful and amazing. Vaughan and Barbara threw a badass party. My BFF Sheridan came in from out of town. There was pizza. I got awesome gifts (a Tofu Xpress press, a zombie cross stitch kit, vintage dishes, faery Tarot cards, a flask, a skull purse, and so much more). I pretty much have the best friends in the world.
I spent today (the day after my birthday) with my family, and I'll post all the food and details from that get-together in tomorrow night's post.
Until then, I do wanna share one awesome link with y'all. An anonymous commenter left a comment on my last post instructing me to Google "I Love My Life as a Dickhead." I was, like, what? But I did it. Check out this video! It's a funny song poking fun at hipsters (love that!) and it mentions "vegan crunk" about 2 minutes and 25 seconds in. Ha! That's crazy. Love, love, love it!