I had a fashionista weekend celebrating my mom and sister’s birthdays on 1/24 & 1/25. My outfits were flirty and chic, pairing pieces and accessories together to make the fashion statement I was hoping for!
On Friday my sister Michelle and I made last minute plans to go to Chapman and Kirby, an upscale “gastropub” in downtown Houston offering American fare and live entertainment after 10PM. Unfortunately we arrived after 10PM and the kitchen was closed but were fortunate to grab a bite to eat at Rodeo Goat, a hamburger restaurant next door that was open until 12AM.
During dinner, our cousin Tiffany joined the “party” with just enough time to scarf down the other half of my sister’s Beyond Burger and make it to the Burlesque show happening at 11PM. We had a great time ordering drinks and taking pictures and was later joined by another friend, Denise, who brightens up any room with her bubbly personality!
We ended our night around 12:30AM but not before snagging a huge, balloon backdrop which we ASSumed would be a great addition to the party decor for the following night. We tipped the bartender all the cash we had ($15) to take it off of her hands and carefully divided the backdrop that was held together with fishing wire, into 3 pieces to ensure it would fit into 3 vehicles.
Saturday night we would celebrate my mother’s “60ish” birthday with a surprise party. She had mentioned she wanted to go to a club called the Red Rooster known for its soulful music, electric crowd, dancing, and people watching. We were able to reserve the last available party section 2 weeks prior to the party and set out to make it happen. We downplayed the night’s events about a week before the party, stating we would be going to dinner. On the day of the party I decided we should tell her we were going to the Red Rooster but not disclose others were coming. She had changed her mind and preferred dinner instead of dancing at this point. My sister took her to dinner while myself and my husband Shelby went to the club to set up. This is where the balloon backdrop fiasco was a FAIL! The section had to wall so there was no place to put it. On top of that, by the time we arrived the club was packed as I drug in 50 or more balloons of various sizes, through the crowd! Shelby took the balloons back to the car and we set up the food which consisted of Wingstop, potato salad, fruit and vegetable trays, shrimp cocktail and cupcakes.
Mom arrived around 10PM and exactly at the same time as her party guests! She was surprised and elated as more guests arrived. Overall we had an amazing night living, laughing, and loving each other!