^^a little bit of the set-up before the rest of the food arrived (parties are so easy to throw when you have so many willing hands to pitch in!)
^^my favorite brownie recipe from here (they’re from scratch but just as easy as making brownies from a box)
^cookie dough cupcakes (pinterest would have been proud of our spread)
^^its not a party without patterned straws 😉
^^me and the two stevens girls 😉
^^all the gifts (and my work in progress piece of furniture)
^^some of the lovely ladies
^I have beautiful friends.