Fabulous Fortieth Flamenco Party!

Oh my goodness it was the best night ever. I really cannot believe how wonderful the party was. I was in love with my dress and necklace from BCBG. Love! I had my hair done make up done...

My two best girlfriends from High School flew in for the party and we just loved every second we had together. We lunched at the Viceroy before the party, then they came over to see the kids with gifts in hand! There they were all dressed for the party on the floor playing with my kids. Just thinking of that makes me cry. They were so generous with me, doing my make up, getting me dressed. They really made me feel so loved!


We drove to the party and were ready to have fun! The night began and the drinks were flowing, I was greeting guests and all of the sudden....


I see my best girlfriend from college. SURPRISE! I was crying my eyes out!!! She even had hubby with her who was also a good friend from college. I had to get a hold of myself so I could stop crying!!!

Later hubby did a slide/video presentation and gave a speech that was so beautiful I could not believe it. Everyone watching was riveted. He covered my entire life and career and had the perfect music, the soundtrack of my life. Brilliant.

Looking around at this party, High School friends, College friends, old friends and new...I realized why the party was so important to me. I needed to close this chapter of my life and feel like I had really accomplished something. I saw all these friends gathered, helping me celebrate, laughing and crying watching the video and I realized one of my greatest accomplishments are my friendships. I have some wonderful, giving and fabulous friends. It really made me feel great. I am ready to hit the ground running in my forties with new career goals, new family goals, and new goals for myself. Oh, and I plan on seeking out some adventure.  Thank you to hubby who threw the best party EVER, my family who have put up with me for forty years, and my wonderful friends who are there for me when it counts!!!

40 comments:

Becky said...

Happy Birthday!!! The party looks like it was just as fabulous as you are. You inspire me!

mFw said...

Sounds like a fabulous party while surrounded by tons of friends! You also look gorgeous!

PaperCourt said...

Yay! I'm so glad it was a success! You look beautiful in the pictures!!

Lin said...

Glad to hear it was blast. You looked absolutely amazing btw :)

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Glad y'all had a great time! Love the dress! The colors are amazing!

Molly Lou Gifts said...

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous night. Love the dress, necklace, hair, makeup...you look gorgeous and so incredibly happy.

I'm thrilled and thankful it was all you wanted it to be. Happy, happy birthday. Can't wait to see what the next chapter has in store for you.

Bethany said...

You look beautiful! What a special surprise to have your friends join you at the party from so far away. Looks like the perfect party. xoxo

Mrs. R said...

You look beautiful!! I am glad you had a great time!

Melissa said...

You look so gorgeous! I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday party! :)

Stephanie said...

You looked amazing! Beautiful dress and the whole package looked stunning. Congrats on 40 great years and Happy Birthday!

Poolside with the Girls said...

Great pictures. Kudos to the hubs for planning such a wonderful party. You looked gorgeous. I love that dress. Perfect!

S said...

Looks like a wonderful night!! So glad you had a very happy birthday!

Jillian, Inc said...

You look so amazing and I'm so thrilled your party was everything and more.

Andie said...

LOVE your party! What a special thing to have so many friends there.

I'll be the last of many 40 turning friends in the coming year and half. Need some GOOD 40th birthday girlfriend gift giving ideas. Help!

And happy HAPPY 40th. You make it look FAB!

Life is what you make it said...

Glad you had such a WONDERFUL celebration. The dress looks even better on. You are one awesome looking 40 year old. : ) I totally can get how meaningful it must have been to have all your life so far 'delivered' to you like that in the party and slide show. Looking forward to what is coming next for you!

Clare said...

happy birthday friend!! you look fabulous!! and it sounds like it was an amazing event!

katy said...

You look phenomenal and the party looks like it was fabulous! Happy Birthday!!

Muffy said...

This post gave me goosebumps! You looked FANTASTIC, the party looks FAB, your friends looked so happy! PERFECTION! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

FORTY IS FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

Stereos and Souffles said...

You looked fab!! Happy Birthday!

Brie said...

Great party!!! You look gorgeous and I am so glad you had a great time! Happy Birthday xo

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Looks like a fabulous way to bring in your 40th year! Love that dress and necklace. So colorful and vivacious! Glad yo uhad a great party!

Marla said...

Your dress is divine! I am so happy you had the most wonderful time! You have set the 40 bar so high!!!

Henley on the Horn said...

What a fabulous 40th celebration!! That is amazing that your friends were there!

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

You look beautiful in those photos. Looks like a fabulous party!

Always Organizing said...

What an incredible party!!! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!

Preppy 101 said...

Oh that is great!! I can tell how happy you are and how sweet and loving all your friends are!! And Hubby's pic is precious! The Best is yet to come. Life Begins at 40!!! xoxo

Lauren @ Adventures of a Southern Newlywed said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, OFM! You looked absolutely stunning and I am so glad you had such a great time celebrating! The picture of you with your college friend brought tears to my eyes!

LPC said...

Congratulations on your milestone, your party, and how absolutely beautiful you looked:).!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday! You look fabulous!!!!!

Just Ask Beth said...

you put the Fabulous in Forty!!

Solar Powered said...

Aaahh...you look beautiful and all I have to say is a big AMEN. We must always teach our daughters the importance of friends.

debra said...

How fun! You looked great. The forties are pretty good... :)

Housewife Bliss said...

you look stunning! looks like the best party ever. They say life begins at 40, enjoy my darling.

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! I surprised my hubby w a "Surprise Party" for his 40th! It was so great to see old friends and all our family together & so much fun pulling it off...Wishing you the best year ahead!
Jennifer aka Gigi

pink green & southern said...

Happy Bday--you look fab!

recklessbliss said...

Hi, I love your blog. Congrats on the fabulous party! I would love for you to stop by my blog if you get the chance. God bless!

Preppy Sue said...

So glad you enjoyed yourself, looks like it was a fabulous party!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

You look GORGEOUS in these pictures! I am loving, loving, loving your dress!

bevy said...

Fabulous party! You deserve it! ;)

Sarah said...

Happy 40th birthday lady! Looks like an amazing bash. Love your dress and necklace.. BCBG has beautiful clothes.