My 30th birthday was two weeks ago (May 26th), so this post is obviously way overdue. I’ve just been crazy busy with work, interviewing for jobs, getting started with Whole30, and a bunch of social plans. Now that the dust in my life is settling down this week, I thought I’d share all about how my husband, family, and friends made my 30th birthday special.
I started out my birthday weekend by treating myself to a spa day. I did this last year for my 29th birthday, and I thought it made a good birthday present to myself, so I thought I’d do it again. I started the day out with a pedicure, then a facial, and ended up at my hair salon for a trim and color. I only get my hair done every 3-4 months, and I rarely get pedicures and facials done, so having a full on spa day was such a treat and a great start to the weekend.
On Sunday, Chris took me to the mall to go shopping! (The man knows the way to my heart.) We hit up all my favorite stores and I came out with two new pairs of sunglasses, a new purse, some clothes, accessories, and most importantly, a Michael Kors wallet! I was stoked about getting that wallet and still am. I’ve never owned anything Michal Kors, but now I do and I feel so fancy!
After shopping, Chris took me restaurant hopping in downtown Sacramento for drinks and appetizers. (Again, the man knows the way to my heart.) We started at Hot Italian, then hit up Red Rabbit, stopped at Low Brau, and ended the night at Rick’s Dessert Diner. We were absolutely stuffed by the end of the night, but it was so fun! I loved being able to get some good quality time in with my husband over some delicious cocktails and food.
On Memorial Day, my dad hosted a BBQ to celebrate Memorial Day, as well as my and my little sister’s birthdays (hers is two days after mine). That’s where we managed to get this awesome family photo! Later in the week, my dad also took me out to my favorite sushi restaurant for a more formal birthday celebration.
Now for my actual birthday! Chris took me out to brunch at my favorite brunch spot, then to make me “feel young again,” he took me to Golfland Sunsplash to play mini golf and arcade games! After he kicked my ass in mini golf and Tetris, he took me to see a chick flick I’ve been wanting to see. (NOTE: this is a big deal. Chris NEVER watches chick flicks with me.) The grand finale was dinner at one of my favorite fancy downtown Sac restaurants: Mulvaneys. It turns out I know a few people who work there, and they hooked it up when they found out it was my birthday. They sent over some free appetizers, wine, and of course, a birthday dessert. They really knew how to make a girl feel like a VIP!
The weekend after my birthday was the true grand finale: my ’80s themed birthday party! My closest friends came over to celebrate my Dirty 30 and party like it was 1985. They were good sports and dressed up, too. (One of my girlfriends dressed up as a cassette tape!) We ate, drank, played Cards Against Humanity, and sang ’80s songs on Sing Star. It meant so much that my closest friends came from near and far to celebrate this milestone with me; I feel very lucky to have them all in my life.
In conclusion, my 30th birthday was amazing and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, not even a trip to Mexico or Carmel! I entered my thirties surrounded by the people I love and who love me, and that’s all I really could have asked for. They encouraged me and made me excited to start this new decade of my life, and for that I am grateful.
Let’s do this, 30.