The big 3-0 is a major milestone and not one that should go without celebration. It deserves all the champagne and all the desserts. And that is precisely what Joy, the birthday girl did. But added to all the bubbly and sweet treats were some super cute adult coloring books. Because obviously those are 30th birthday musts too. See all the festivities snapped by Katie Parra Photography in the VAULT.
From Katie Parra... Joy's thirtieth birthday was such a treat to photograph. Adult coloring books, karaoke, good food, champagne and a killer dessert table...that my friends is the recipe to an excellent birthday party! Joy is so talented. She designed the invitation, the coloring books and did all the flowers for the event herself. I particularly loved the original painting of Joy for the back of her invite created by her friend and artist Matt Forsythe. Talk about an excellent way to ring in your thirties!
From the birthday girl... I wasn't sure that I wanted to do anything big for my thirtieth. My husband, Josh, and I were fairly new to Seattle, and didn't know the city too well. However, one night on our way to a baseball game, we happened to drive by The Coterie Room. I only glimpsed it for a few seconds, but I knew I wanted to have my birthday in that beautiful space. From there I began to plan. I basically thought of all the things I love to do with my friends, and made that into my party: getting dressed up, eating good food, karaoke.