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Inspiration Board: Irish Birthday Dinner

Inspiration Boards

Dave turned 28 on Friday! In the past, we’ve gone out for dinner and drinks with a big group of people on his birthday, but to be totally honest, we haven’t started leaving Charlie with a babysitter yet. Wanting to be home, but still wanting to celebrate with friends led us to decide on hosting a dinner…which made me realize I’ve never planned a party for Dave before! Oh boy, did my wheels ever get turning then! I really wanted to come up with a theme that would make my husband feel loved and celebrated, and landed on the idea of an Irish dinner. His heritage, March birthday date, and love of Guinness made it feel like a perfect fit, and I had so much fun planning a party for someone I love so much and know so well. Here’s the inspiration board I put together:

Clockwise from top left: The Merry Thought, NPR, Julie Blanner, The Cookie Rookie, Karen Mordechai via Sunday Suppers, A Fabulous Fete, Celebrating Sweets, Refinery 29, Victoria Phipps via Once Wed

Party pictures coming to you next! :)






  1. Catherine says:

    How fun! Obviously an Irish theme is perfect for this occasion! I can’t wait to see the finished product.

  2. Dana says:

    Let’s have the party on Tuesday!!!! Or at least a practice run :)

  3. Em says:

    Love, love, love! Can’t wait to see how it turned out!

  4. Kristen says:

    OMG that mac looks insane

  5. […] the girly side when it comes to party decor…is it even a real party without flowers? :) For Dave’s Irish birthday dinner, however, I really wanted to keep things masculine. My better half certainly appreciates a good […]


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