Last Tuesday my husband turned 40 years old! While I love love love hosting parties, I hate for them to be about me, so I figured this was the prefect opportunity for me to throw a dream party, without it having to be about me...that and I wanted to celebrate my husband. A party all about him, surrounded by close friends and family who know him best. Inspired by the Instagram stylings of @AtlantisHome, I took the idea of a Scottish Highlands dinner party and ran with it. Considering my husband much prefers a good glass of scotch to birthday cake, I thought it would be perfect.
I had my mom ship me her silver candelabras, picked up some schootish wool tartans and silver bowls at Brimfield and picked the Union Club of Boston for the event. Considering it was founded in 1863, what better old-school/old world place to have this dinner. An old club for an old man...although I'm not far behind on the 40 train so I shouldn't talk:) Luckily, my husband's friends and family are anything but stuffy so I knew the party would be a lively one even amid the formal setting.
We laughed, we drank, we told stories about him, we ate, we drank....we had a blast. Happy happy 40th Steve. I can't wait to see what the next 40 years brings.
Photo of the room and table by me. Party pics by our friend Steve O'Brian, who graciously snapped some shots so I could enjoy the party.