21 years young

As my 21st birthday approaches I’m overwhelmed with the possibilities of how I will celebrate. Not being a huge fan of alcohol in the first place I would also like to remember the night and not feel like death the next morning. On that note I think I’ve crossed out the most obvious answer of getting wasted with my gal pals at a dingy bar in Tigerland. Once that was out of the question I was stumped. I came to realize being a college student who is often surrounded by inebriation, you have to get creative with celebratory events. Here are a few, what I think to be unique, ideas of how to celebrate the big two-one.

1. As Tom and Donna put it, “Treat yo’ self.” Get dolled up, invite your closest friends, go to that raved about restaurant and indulge. You and your friends are there to celebrate the fact that you exist, that you’re on this earth, and that you entered this world exactly 21 years and however many hours ago. What better reason to go all out?

If you’re in the Baton Rouge area I recommend dining at Bistro Byronz for a friendly yet chic atmosphere, Tsunami for an incredible view, or Juban’s for the best refined cajun food out there. Continue reading

Spooky Chic

Want to throw a great Halloween bash without blending into all of the other scary shindigs going on this time of the year? Here is some inspiration to glam-up your event.

Spooky Chic by Alli , see more Minted.com

Spooky Chic board by Alli . See more Minted.com

Use fall flowers in muted halloween colors as great centerpieces. Foret Design stuck to peach, ivory and dark green for their color palette. Add some towering candles in vintage bottles to give your centerpieces some dimension. For dessert, sit some sweet treats atop matte black cakes stands; sprinkle a couple matte black pumpkins and your food will be looking devil-y delicious. Don’t forget to order your spooky chic invitations from Minted to get your guests ready for a hauntingly good time. Happy scaring!

xoxo Alli

Style and Design: Style Me Pretty | Florals: Foret Design | Invitations: Minted