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How do you surprise the nosiest person in the world?

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. 

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SHOCKED!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Cheers to another amazing 35 plus years making all of my dreams come true! 

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I mean if it’s going to be a party then you must get your dance on.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Me and my girls!

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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

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This is my childhood crew, from Elementary to High School we’ve remained friends.
MVHS Class of ’97

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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They ‘dem boys…

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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!


MimiCuteLips 35th birthdayI 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.

Makeup: Lashed by Lexx
Party Planner: Events by Liz J
Photographer: Derrel Todd

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MimiCuteLips® started in 2010, it’s a place to come and share life experiences. Mimi is a lifestyle blogger, a mother of two, an Operations Manager by day, the business owner of From Mi To You and a naturalista. She blogs about life as she sees it, lives it, and loves it (or not)! The purpose of this blog is to share her voice. Like many others, she lives a life that requires her to wear multiple hats. From DIY projects, parenting, business adventures, love, travel recaps and more.

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  1. Winta

    Michellette… All I can say is that you are truly loved!! I wish I could have been there to enjoy this good time! Miss you!!

  2. jaha Knight

    Lady the FOOTWORK on the people at the party and YOU! Outstanding. And your family is adorable. Love that you had a great 35th! To many more! Love & Light – jaha

  3. Adrienne Russell

    It was a wonderful night Mi!!

    We are so glad to have been able to share it with you:)

    Love You!

    Adrienne,Jamaal,Jesaan,Jakiyah, and Journey

  4. Derrel

    You’re the Rockstar. I was just happy to get an invitation to a great party.

  5. MrsTDJ

    Aww, I love it when a surprise plan comes together. Looks like you had an amazing time. Happy happy 35th!

  6. Adanna

    I really enjoyed these pictures and can only imagine how fun the actual party was. It’s so awesome to be surrounded by love and family. Wishing you another amazing 35 years.

  7. Dagmara-GlamistaHome

    What great friends and family! Looks like an amazing event that incorporated all your favorite things and people. You look beautiful the blush dress is very pretty on you! Happy to hear you have enjoyed your day. Have a great weekend!

  8. Chris Carter

    WOW!!! This is just amazing… I can’t even imagine how surprised and overcome with emotion you must have been!! These people- your loves and heartbeats and forever friends…

    They must love you SO much to do this for you!! And YOU are absolutely RADIATING!! Both with the beauty of joy and of love and well- you are simply GORGEOUS!!! What a celebration indeed. <3

  9. Carissa

    Im super late but I LOVE everything about this!!! I love family and family gatherings so the fact that your family did this made it so much more perfect then your friends collaborating…Im in tears just reading this!!!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Awww Thanks hun, its crazy because I frequently read this blog post over and over again. Its something about it that just gets me where I need to be. Its a great reminder of the value of our family and friends. I get teary eyed every time too.

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