Beach Barcycle Birthday Bash

Beach Barcycle Birthday Bash

Having a Christmas eve birthday is a funny thing - bouncers, bartenders, and any sort of ID checkers always ask me, "What's that like?" Growing up, it had its plus and minuses. There was the occasional grouping together of prezzies ("This is for your bday AND xmas!"). Since school is obvi never in session on the 24th and everyone stays home with their fams around the holidays, I would sometimes get bummed I never got to celebrate with my friends on or around my day. But, having a Christmas eve birthday made the holidays and the month of December in general that much more exciting. Since I couldn't celebrate with friends the day of, my parties were always a few weeks before, which meant I got to prolong the excitement - a whole month of celebrating! And having your birthday the day before Christmas means a lotta cheer, prezzies, and CAKE packed into a 48 hour time frame. Fast forward to now and pretty much the same holds true! I don't usually go crazy to celebrate, I've actually gone years without having any sort of party because I know how busy everyone is during the holidays. But I wanted to do something this year, and I've been dying to experience the Venice Beach Barcycle - so I figured this would be the perf time to get some friends together to experience it with me. 

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Friendsgiving 2017

Friendsgiving 2017

Eddie and I hosted our 2nd annual Friendsgiving celebration over the weekend, this time packing 10 people into our lil living room! We had so much fun, and it never felt too crowded - just super cozy, lots of floor pillow loungin'. This year I was super low key with the planning of the table setting. Whereas last year I went out and bought lots of new things (glasses, plates, table runner, punch bowl, candlesticks, etc), this year I didn't buy a single thing other than flowers. I've been trying to declutter our space, and am starting to be really picky about what I bring into our apartment - with a 700 square foot space, there's really no room for random or surplus items that aren't going to be used regularly. I also just recently donated an entire car's worth of things we weren't using anymore to our local Goodwill, and I still have more closets to clear out - eek! So this year I reused a lot of things from last Friendsgiving, but changed a few key elements so that the table still felt new and fresh. 

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