Friday, February 20, 2009

Welcome to my semi-fancy fantasy 31st birthday bash

I used to do an annual birthday post (like these for my 27th, 28th and 29th) but opted not to for my 30th because it just didn't SEEM quite like the thing a 30-year-old would do. I guess I thought that having a three in front of a zero when it came to my age required more introspection and less imagination.

But 31 feels different. Maybe it's because I've spent the last year playing with children's toys, but I'm ready to imagine my fantasy birthday bash again. Only now my fantasies are a little different. I still dream about jet-setting to a foreign country with my husband and being wined and dined, but the truth is, my ultimate 31st birthday would go somewhat like this:

supernanny
Supernanny drops by
to watch all our kids!


luxury-bed
Then we go to a luxury spa retreat and get matching suites
for a rediculously indulgent three-hour afternoon nap.


berries
When we get up, chocolate-covered strawberries
and champagne magically appear on the night stand.


spa-treatment2
Next? A deluxe spa treatment.


dining
Then we meet up with the kiddos and our families
for dinner at the resort's five-star dining room.
And none of the servers shoot any dirty looks
when a toddler flings food across the room.


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Then we mow down a big-ass cake that has
the first calorie-free frosting ever made.


movie
Then we put the kids to bed and watch a chick
flick like "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and
our husbands and boyfriends don't protest a peep.


box
What? Presents? Aw. I'll take 'em!


(To play along, just copy a link of the present
you’d like to get me in your comment.)


berries
Then more strawberries.


luxury-bed
And back to bed, which just got turndown service.


Thanks for coming! Here's your party favor.
(Because, seriously, can you ever have enough of those?)

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANKS KELLY I HAD A BLAST. NOW OFF TO THE GYM. I NEED TO WORK OFF ALL THE CAKE AND STRAWBERRYS.

Anonymous said...

OH AND HOW COULD I FORGET....
HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY.

the_plainsman said...

Could not find a photo of one, but in keeping with the birthday fantasy, how about a mortgage-free deed to a chocolate strawberry farm? Have a Happy Birthday, Kelly!

Lindsay Willman said...

Dinner's on me ::
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You're stuffed and ready for bed? No problem ::
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xoxo, Lindsay

Tarin said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/largeImage/index.jsp?LargeImageURL=http%3A//DSP.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p5685394dt.jpg

Tarin said...

Oop! Didn't work. Try this one.

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3468476

Anonymous said...

Happy day! Take pictures please!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Nikki said...

Nothing wrong with a little massage you can take home with you...
http://www.humantouch.com/ht-1650.html

Anonymous said...

Here you go!

Now may your next 17 years be worry free. A free college fund!

Chelsea said...

Happy Birthday!

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=Category&v1=Mini&series_name=mini1000vt_series

So you can blog and look extra fabulous!

Lioncloud said...

This is what I would like to give you (and your cousin and I would come along)

http://www.florencetours.net/photo-gallery/


Glrr

Katie said...

Happy Birthday!
https://sonadiamondjewelry.com/images/main%20diamond%20ring.jpg

Mandy Mae said...

I decided to get you something from your "Christmas list."

http://www.wrapables.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=A51151&prodlist=gifts

Happy Birthday!!

Sarah said...

http://witchdoctor.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/ferret1.jpg


with a:
http://www.engliton.org/newhouse/images/20080306/FerretRoom.JPG

cnjweber said...

nothing I could buy would match the gift fo hanging out with you and jerry, preferably at that spa with the choco-fruit flowing!!

gorakagaz said...

thanks for the awesome party! here's your super awesome gift! (that goes in you living room, btw) enjoy! =]

Ray said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY!! I hope you have a fabulous day! =D Glad to see that your birthday post came back for your, "31st Birthday." I always loved reading them. It's quite fun actually (I might do it for my 22nd birthday).

Funny to see though how becoming a parent your needs are different. Plenty of sleep, relaxation and extra good food is needed after parenthood. Hehe. Also you wrote more than once about, "the kids" are you and Jerry thinking about baby number two? LOL! Kidding. ;o)

Take, care.

P.S. My gift to you: http://www.cunard.com/CruiseItinerary_tab.asp?cruiseid=3168&LeftNav=Destinations&Active=&sub=&OB=&Region=13&ship=&shipID= (because what could be better than that)! And you should really check out this movie: http://www.amazon.com/Parenthood-Special-Steve-Martin/dp/B000MRNWK6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1235168976&sr=1-1 (it's one of my most favorite movies ever. I love it so much).

Christina said...

Happy happy birthday! I don't know what I would get you, but I wish you a wonderful and happy new year of your life. :)

Alana said...

Happy birthday Kelly!!!!! I hope you're having an amazingly awesome day!!! :-)

Cece said...

Happy birthday!I would give you a genie in a lamp to make your wishes come true.

Janice said...

http://media.godashboard.com/nextgens/AdmitOne.JPG

Happy Birthday! Tickets to whatever concert/musical/movie you want!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday!!

Here's your present:
https://www.getsnuggie.com/flare/next

It's a SNUGGIE!!!!!!! How freaking awesome is that?? A blanket with sleeves!

Chris and Alex said...

Happy Birthday! Have breakfast on us. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kK6F7t-x6E