THE PARTY: 30th birthday bash.

THE INSPIRATION: Circus, garlands, dessert buffet, crepe paper streamers, succulents, tequila cocktails, fringe, pops of neon, paper lanterns, and beautiful flowers!

THE MATERIALS: Crepe paper, metallic kraft paper disk garlands, sequins, foil fringe, coral and cantaloupe card stock, neon thread and yarn, spray paint, and my favorite: hot glue.

THE INVITATION: Crepe paper fringe sewn to card stock with neon thread, plunked in a glassine envelope and a kraft paper tag.

THE DECOR: Crepe paper garlands, fringe lanterns disco balls, tons of succulents, Big Fun and Piña Colada roses, and the coolest tequila bottles I have ever seen.

THE MENU: “50’s BBQ chic” Provided by this lovely lady.

Deviled Farm Eggs with Banana Pepper Relish

Celery Sticks with Upscale White Cheddar Pimento Cheese

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

Parmesan Grissini

Barbecued Spareribs with Zippy Guava-Habanero Sauce

Orange-Achiote Chicken Drummettes

Rice Paper Springrolls with Pineapple Coleslaw

THE DESSERT BUFFET: French Macaroons: Meyer Lemon, Raspberry, Cocoa Ganache, Pistachio and Mocha Java.  Handmade cake balls: Vanilla Raspberry, Chocolate Coconut and Hazelnut.  A strawberry ruffle cake inspired by this.