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THE ULTIMATE BIRTHDAY HOEDOWN THROWDOWN

March 14, 2013

This past weekend I celebrated my 40th birthday out in Joshua Tree at Rimrock Ranch in Pioneertown with 25 of my closest friends and family.  To say it was amazing doesn’t really cut it as this was one of the most magical, fun filled, love filled weekends I have ever had in my life.  I started planning this party about a year ago and I was thrilled when I found Rimrock as I knew it was the perfect location for the weekend shindig.  My family flew in from Texas and friends came from all over the country to celebrate with me.  It was an absolute blast and I’m still on a high from all the love I felt from all of my peeps.

The Location….

Welcome to the Ranch

Welcome to the Ranch

The sacred heart entrance

The sacred heart entrance

Remember to breathe....

Remember to breathe….

The main party headquarters where I stayed

The main party headquarters where I stayed

The decor

The decor

The front porch

The front porch

An ariel view

An ariel view

The set up….

A little wildflowers, some cowboys and pompoms to set the mood for when guests arrived.

A little wildflowers, some cowboys and pompoms to set the mood for when guests arrived.

All the arrival goodies: personalized mason jars and bandanas to wear all weekend.

All the arrival goodies: personalized mason jars and bandanas to wear all weekend.

Friday night awaiting guests; Im very excited!

Friday night waiting for guests to arrive

Each jar had a drink to start of the party with vodka, lemons and pink peppercorns that had been marinating for days.

A concoction of vodka, lemons and pink peppercorns started everyone off right

The atmosphere…

All the best music was playing all weekend

All my favorite blues, country and soul on vinyl kept the party going all weekend

My DJ boys Michael and Armand

My DJ boys Michael and Armand on vinyl

Campfires and a movie screen set up for atmosphere

Campfires and a movie screen set up for atmosphere

I played old spaghetti westerns for background visuals

I played old spaghetti westerns for background visuals

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Lots of cowboy boots

Lots of cowboy boots

The party people….

Part of my San Francisco crew

Part of my San Francisco crew

My mom, sister Susan and I having a great time

My mom, sister Susan and I having a great time

Crissy and Johnny

Crissy and Johnny

Grant and I

My buddy Grant and I

My boys Rody and Jay Jeffers arrived with all the revelry

My boys Rody and Jay Jeffers made quite an entrance, as usual!

My LA girls

My LA ladies

Lauren Rice and Emily Factor

Lauren Rice and Emily Factor

Jason and Laurelei

Jason and Laurelei

My dad and I

My dad and I

Shawn Forbes

Shawn Forbes

Jay Jeffers and Heidi Ware

Jay Jeffers and Heidi Ware

David Coury and Angie Bruyere

David and Angie

Then there was the  band and the dancing….

Johnny Moezzi and his boys: John Thomas, Dale Jennings and Jim Goodall

Johnny Moezzi and his boys: John Thomas, Dale Jennings and Jim Goodall

So much fun dancing

Get down, get down…

And watching them rock out

And watching them rock out

My sis was really feeling this look

My sis was really feeling this look dancing under the stars

And then there was the birthday cake and the speeches…

Sparklers and lots of attention

Sparklers and lots of attention

A beautiful cake from Lark bakery

A beautiful cake from Lark bakery

Arianna saying some sweet things

Arianna saying some sweet things

And a speech to all my favorite peeps

And a speech to all my favorite peeps

It was a memorable weekend for sure and one I will never forget.  I’m still smiling from it three days later. I have the best crew of friends that anybody could ask for I feel very lucky indeed.

Until next time...

Until next time…

Many thanks to Lauren and my mom for all the great photos!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2013 9:40 am

    Wait… I wasn’t invited! Just kidding my love. Glad you had a wonderful time. Any special man there for you???? Saying my prayers that you end up in the right place with the right person. Love you!

    Corrie Hester

  2. March 14, 2013 11:34 am

    this looks like it was the best party ever!

  3. keepfeelingjoanna permalink
    March 14, 2013 3:05 pm

    happy belated birthday, margaret! looks like a wonderful time! wishing you an amazing year! xo joanna

  4. March 15, 2013 9:49 am

    What a wonderful way to spend a birthday 🙂
    Great photo gallery and post!

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