Edyta Szyszlo Photography

October 2, 2011

DIY – Leah’s Surprise 30th Balloon Birthday Party!

DIY — Edyta @ 8:20 PM

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Woweee my friend Leah turned thirty! It’s the busiest time of year for weddings/photoshoots and there’s lots of celebrating as well! So very excited to FINALLY talk about this surprise birthday party that I’ve been co-planning for months! We just returned this past weekend from quite the little diy bash. My bff from college, Leah, lives 2000 miles away from me, and she thought I had to photograph a wedding on her 30th birthday. Little did she know that her fiance and I had a little something up our sleeves! She had no idea that my man, myself and her Minnesota based family were going to be there with tons of food, diy decor and cheer! It all started with an invitation…

Absolutely fell in love with this idea and used as it inspiration. All materials from Paper Source except for chevron bags and custom balloons. The party was held at an art gallery and the decor was disposable/biodegradable, reusable/rented and handmade. Childhood photos strung for viewing and a diy photobooth for creating. Potluck style food!

We still can’t believe that the whole thing remained a surprise for months! Guess our fibbing was pretty good ;)

My dearest Leah: I hope this upcoming year is full of fun, laughter, growth and best of all….love. It’ll be the best one yet ;)