Viva Las Vegas!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Well, or something like it. I have never been in this city of lights but Friday night came pretty close.

Flip's little cousin Adri turned 21 and the theme was Las Vegas meets gatsby, meets formal, meets not so formal. The theme had a bit of an identity crisis as far as the guests garb went, but the interior met all expectations!

The birthday girl and I

I wish I had taken more photos of the decor, but there is just something about taking pics with a flash that irks me terribly. And please do excuse my boyfriend who can never pull a straight face on a photo. 

The 21st bash was quite a lovely do, as a person from each table got up and gave a little speech honouring Adri. I told Flip that I don't recall people giving speeches at my 21st, and he replied, quite surprised, that even he gave a speech at his own 21st. In context, this is surprising, as Flip is not a public speaker, at all. He might have gotten some Dutch Courage. 

There were a few tears, I think Afrikaans people just cry very easily and gets very sentimental at times, ie, almost my whole female side of my family gets teary eyed at baptisms. This time, the wetworks came from Flip's aunt, she was so proud of her little girl all grown up.

Little chubby cheeks here is Flip's niece Andrea. We had such a jol with her, she has so much personality!

Adri, you are a lovely, gorgeous, smart and awesome woman now 
and I wish you so many happy years to come!


Jenna said...

Ahh looks like so much fun! People always have such elaborate 21st's in South Africa... in the States we just go out with our friends and drink, ha! I like the more formal tradition with the speeches and all that jazz :)

Love the Vegas theme!


The Pink Growl said...

What an awesome theme party for a 21st! How fun!

helen said...

omg it looks so fun. loving all the masks! what a great and original it :)

Ashley Brooke said...

what an adorable party!

Lisamarie said...

When I read the title of your post I thought you were planning a trip to Las Vegas! I suppose a 21st birthday party with that theme is the next best thing. The party looks fun and Flip's cousin is a doll!

Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

Megan - this looks like an amazing time! I love the mask idea.... haha, I like how you said you are all sentimental, sounds like my family! Glad she had an amazing 21st!

Johlet said...

Actually a nice theme!
I would love to go visit the real deal though one day!

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