I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

Cocktails and Desserts Birthday Party Inspiration


I have been looking forward to this week for a couple of months now, and I’m so excited it’s finally here! This year, I teamed up with Minted through their Party Ambassador program to help me throw the perfect 23rd birthday party. Even though I’ve thrown a few parties here and there this year, this was my last chance to have a party with my close friends at school. Plus, since it was for my birthday, it was the perfect opportunity to style a party that truly reflected my personal style. The party was on Saturday evening, and this week, I’ll be sharing every last detail, including all of the fantastic Minted products that brought it to life. First up, my inspiration board for a girly-with-a-touch-of-glam cocktails and desserts party.

Cocktails and Desserts Birthday Party{Bar backdrop: nbarrett photography via Something Pretty| Bar tray: The Why We Love via 100 Layer Cake| Pop fizz clink: Paperless Post| Dessert table: Jen Rodriguez Photography via Something Pretty| Gold dress: Kayture | Straws with flags: Minted| Flowers: She-n-He Photography via Camille Styles| Birthday table: Mint Love Social Club}

Check back tomorrow to see my DIY invites!

Love, Lisa






  1. Dana says:

    cant wait to see all the details this week! hope you had a great time :)

  2. Lena says:

    Horray, horray–the big reveal is finally coming!!

  3. […] I set up, and when I finished, it didn’t look quite complete. I went back to my original inspiration board, and the picture that jumped out at me was the one below, with the framed gold heart, from a styled […]


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