My 18th birthday isn't until the end of the month, but I celebrated it early with a picnic this afternoon. Oh, I'll go out for drinks once I'm of age, but this was exactly how I wanted to celebrate with my friends from school. We picnicked at the Legislature grounds, which are gorgeous and have fountains and wading pools to frolic in.
I am of the humble opinion that flip-flops are perfectly acceptable footwear in the summer months.
The dress is from Penningtons and the cardigan from Old Navy.
This beautiful vintage turquoise necklace was a graduation gift from my father.
My feet are all beat up, all the time, but I was happy with the paint job.
So much delicious food! It was quasi-potluck style, and a few people brought food too.
White cupcake with white icing. Delish! It tasted exactly like the cupcakes that would've been at my fifth birthday.
Chocolate cupcakes with mint icing, and lemon cupcakes with lemon icing. Both were a hit! Keegan helped me, and we made four batches in one afternoon.
These cupcake liners are so cute!
Oreo cheesecake, recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart.
They use a whole Oreo as a "crust," how cool!
I thrifted these lovely linens to use as picnic blankets. They were nice and bog, and both of the prints are adorable.
I had such a wonderful time with my friends today. They are all so lovely, and I can't think of anything better than sunshine, good food, and good company.