To my delight, Firstborn chose an Audrey Hepburn/Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme for her birthday festivities this year.
“Happy girls are the prettiest girls.” -Audrey Hepburn
Unlike many modern Hollywood starlets, I find Audrey Hepburn to be a fine role model for my daughters: A fiercely talented triple threat (she was a ballerina first), timeless embodiment of grace & poise, a smarty who spoke several languages, WWII refugee, devoted humanitarian & philanthropist, doting mother, and all-around class act.
Naturally, Audrey’s a favorite in our home and this was not Firstborn’s first time dressing the part…
With our family temporarily camped out in an urban apartment an hour north of friends & family, finding a suitable party venue was tricky. Instead of despairing we got creative, embraced our limitations, and opted instead to take her party on the road… Lack of space couldn’t keep us from celebrating our precious
baby girl’s twelve-year-old’s birthday in style.
We collected Firstborn’s chums around town, transportation the main attraction.
Guests were asked to don an LBD[Little Black Dress] (we thrifted ours, obvi, black can prove hard to find in girls’ sizes) and were gifted black evening gloves, pearls, & sunnies in faux Tiffany boxes, ala Holly Golightly, as favors.
Mid-joyride we popped into my much older sister’s home for breakfast and cake– I suppose it should instead be called a “Breakfast at Auntie’s” party? Shout out to Handsome Husband & Uncle Cam who threw down as chefs, and Much Older Sister for realizing Firstborn’s dream of a Tiffany box cake (baking is not in my skill-set).
Happy twelfth birthday to our precious Firstborn, we are so grateful to be your family.
PS- Stop growing.