You send an email to her sister, cousin and BFF’s about a party idea you have three months before her 35th birthday. You loop her Babe into the plans and seek out a co-worker to assist in the workplace. You have secret meetings to plan, decorate, and god knows what else while she has no idea.
When you hear she might think something is going on you text one another everything she said so everyone can throw her off. The extremes they had to go to just to keep this secret was nothing short of amazing. On Saturday, October 18, 2014, my family and friends did what I didn’t think anyone could do. They surprised me with an amazing 35th birthday party. They represented my brand, they celebrated me, they included all of my favorite things and a lot of my favorite people. I’m forever thankful.
He is so silly, he snatched off his black/white tie to put on a hot pink tie to match the party theme. ahahaha I assume it was in his pocket.
The decor was perfect, it was so girly yet so classy. Hot pink is my favorite color and yall know lips are my thang. This cupcake tower was everything.
Creations by Liz J does NOT disappoint. My sister makes the best rice Krispy treats ever. She turned them up by making them in the shape of lips. I’m melting here. I totally took a ton of them home in my purse. I stole from my own party, I’m so classy.
I loved the decor, the hot pink rhinestones were also on my rice krispy treats above. The Lip note cards were perfect. Everyone wrote one word to describe me on the front and a little note on the inside. I will keep them forever! The cotton candy martini was everything, the straw inside the glass had a little high heel on the tip of it. Yaaaaas hunty all the details!
While the party was in honor of me I’m still a Mom and well my baby girl was still my baby. Do you like my crown? Cute right.
So, they got on the mic, they started talking, and the tears started falling. I didn’t want to mess up my makeup. No ugly crying permitted. Lashed by Lexx had this face beat for the Gods and none of the mushy things they said about me was going to change it.
Cheers to another amazing 35 plus years making all of my dreams come true!
I mean if it’s going to be a party then you must get your dance on.
This is my sister on the left she owns Events by Liz J and our my Mommy is on the right. We have been the dynamic threesome since day one. These two have taught me about being a business owner since I was a little girl. They have always been entrepreneurs and I admire them for that. My Mom is also a breast cancer survivor. I’m so thankful she is a survivor. My mom had the idea of giving me a party and my sister got to work, formed a team and they all made it happen. I love these two to my core, they certainly helped me be the gal I am today.
These three here are my heartbeats. My babe is the craziest person I know and I love that about him. He lets me be me whoever that is for the day, week, or the moment. He has zero problems keeping it real with me, even when I don’t want to hear it. He supports my dreams and encourages me to do what makes me happy. Our children are our best collaboration for sure. They keep us on our toes and I would have it no other way. I’m honored to be their Mom and I hope I continue to make them proud.
This is my oldest niece also known as my makeup artist. The talents this girl has with her hands is nothing short of amazing. She keeps me fly in my photos.
Me and my girls!
We were all set to take a picture and EU’s “The Butt” came on and well “stick out your butt and shake what you got.” hahahaha
This is my childhood crew, from Elementary to High School we’ve remained friends.
MVHS Class of ’97
My family is deep, girls for days. My Mama would be so proud of us representing the Hyslop name. We aren’t perfect by any means but when we get together it’s always a good time.
The technical term is my in-laws but they are simply family. They welcomed me in with open arms 11 years ago. I love them to pieces, Robinson all day!
This is my work crew, we have so much fun during our 8 hrs a day. They are more than just co-workers, they are friends.
My Babe’s friends became my friends many years ago. They always have our back and I love them for that. Now are babies are growing up together with the same type of bond.
They ‘dem boys…
This is Derrel Todd, he is what I call a Rockstar Photographer. He is just as creative and wild as my family. I think that’s why we work so well together. If you’ve seen my family photos from the last three years this is the man behind the work. He also did my recent photo shoot in celebration of my 35th birthday. He is for hire!
I had the time of my life, I’ll never forget the moment, the people, the love, and all the thought that went into planning this party for me. Yall really know how to surprise a nosy person. I love yall to the moon and back.