Gifted in the Art of Happiness.
{A Birthday Party Post.}

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Last week, I threw myself (with the help of Autumn and Jenner) one really, really fun birthday party at the Golden Nugget. You may think as you get older, that your birthday celebrations need to become more mature, more serious perhaps, but just take a look at the photo coverage below and tell me there is a better way to turn 32.

I hope when I someday turn 72 that I will still rock a costume, drink too much and sing karaoke with wild abandon. I really hope so...

It was almost impossible to come up with some of my favorite photos of the night. With three photographer friends in attendance, we had over 500 pictures by the end of the night. Below are some of my favorites.

This post doesn't really call for many words, but I will share this... After posting my bday party pics on facebook, a friend from grad school wrote, "Kathleen, you are gifted in the art of happiness." I can't think of a sweeter sentiment to kick this off.



Believe it or not, this guy is actually partially responsible for bringing Jenner and I together.






You'll notice in some later photos, my boyfriend took the art of costume the most seriously. It was almost scary...











Cheers!




Up until my 30th birthday, I always wished for the same thing when I blew out my candles. Love. After I met Jenner, I didn't know what to wish for anymore. It's been fun trying to figure that out.


I love this photo because I look so happy.





At one point later in the night, a stranger came up to me and said, "My mother wore that exact same outfit in a glamour shot fifteen years ago." That statement alone made the night a smash success in my eyes.





Embracing my inner rock star at the Beauty Bar.





The whole night was just too much fun. As hard as it has been to move to Vegas and away from my friends and family, my birthday party reminded me that if you're happy, wherever you are, love will follow you. And I'm really loving my new home and my new life.

Special thanks to David Resto and Aaron Garcia for some of the amazing photos.

23 comments:

  1. it looks like you had such a great time!

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  2. These photos are fantastic!!! Looks like a blast doll!

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  3. What a great celebration! Looks like a blast!
    XOXO

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  4. Now THAT is the way to turn 30! I did not do mine justice. You look uber fab lady!

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  5. Awesomeness!! Pure Awesomness!! Happy Belated Birthday!!!

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  6. wow, looked like you have a blast! happy birthday!!!

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  7. You go, girl! I love that you have embraced your birthday and happiness and love. My 30th is in May and I just might steal your idea of fun costuming if you don't mind:)

    Also, they just opened a Beauty Bar in Chicago - it looks incredible! Is it worth it???

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  8. I really love the photo of you drinking the water. And the photo of the photobooth strips, oh you looked like you had oh so much fun!

    xx

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  9. And now a Beauty Bar in Portland, too. I'm intrigued by their happy hour/manicure special! looks like one awesome night!
    --Maija

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  10. I love birthdays. I mean I seriously LOVE birthdays. Whether mine, my best friends or a stranger. Birthdays are meant for celebrating and it looks like that's exactly what you did. Yay for happiness and birthdays!

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  11. happy belated - hell, keep on partying until you're 82

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  12. the photos are amazing.
    the party looked like a blast.
    so glad you're birthday was so special and fun!

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  13. Happy birthday sweet girl! The photos are amazing. So glad you had such a fabulous time (and that you shared it!)

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  14. ah! those pics are AWESOME! Glad you had a great time ;) Wish I were there!!

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  15. WOW!!! that looked like a ridiculous amount of fun! i'm so happy for you!!

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  16. Looks like you had a ton of fun. How lucky that your photographer friends were there to capture the evening.

    I'm planning a bonfire for my birthday and PRAYING that it doesn't get rained out.

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  17. Wow, you guys look like such a fun, happy bunch!

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  18. looks like an awesome time & soo much fun

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  19. by far the most fun i have had in sooooo long!!! i love you <3 and we have to think of some this fun for my birthday1!!! xoxoxo

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