Celebrating 14 Years With A Modern Teen Birthday Party

by Tina on March 16, 2015

in Celebrations, family

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This year we threw a simple and Modern Teen Birthday Party just for us.  I spent most of the evening before and the morning of Hailey’s, aka Traveling Girl’s, birthday in total denial.  I nearly convinced the entire family that technically it wasn’t actually her birthday since she was born at 11:30 at night on the 14th, which if one were to account for the time change, wasn’t until the wee hours of the 15th Copenhagen time.  I was surviving on borrowed time in my little delusion, but somehow the thought of having a fourteen year old freaked me out.  Well, actually it wasn’t the 14 that felt so scary, but the realization that 15 is next.  Double gulp.

We said we weren’t going to throw a party this year since we went all out last year with a huge party and a trip to London, but I think maybe I needed a little party to distract myself (from time and all of the red velvet cupcakes!)  So, with a little digging around in my art supplies, I found a bunch of honeycombs, a bit of striped fabric, and created a simple little backdrop with paper.

Our littlest, Landon, had been plotting his cupcake designs for weeks, so with a teensy bit of help from me, we tried our best to create cupcakes with all of the little things Hailey is currently into, including Taylor Swift, music notes, and One Direction.  We had quite the laugh putting 14 candles + 1 for good luck into a cupcake, but Landon was quick to step in and help his big sister make sure all of her wishes came true!

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Happy 14th Birthday, sweet Hailey!!


Photography: Jack and Tina Fussell

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Lisa Sims March 16, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Happy 14th Birthday Hailey! Loved the wonderful simplicity of this teenager’s rising milestone!


Brandi Hall March 16, 2015 at 7:11 pm

What a dream teen birthday layout….and who doesn’t love Taylor Swift? I am going with my nieces ages 7 and 9 to her concert in NY in July. I am 34 but a bit excited myself. 🙂


Kelleyn March 16, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Happy Birthday Hailey!


ania @ the new diplomats wife March 16, 2015 at 9:17 pm

happy birthday bailey! She seems so genuinely happy in the photos and it seems like it was everything a birthday should be!


Tasha March 16, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Happy birthday Hailey. What a beautiful and classy party! Well done again Mum.


Carly March 17, 2015 at 12:20 am

Even when you’re not doing a “real” birthday party, a sweet little spread like that is sure to make someone feel special. Love that little brother helped!


Victoria March 17, 2015 at 4:20 am

Just so pretty, simple and easy to put together. Perfect.


anastasiac March 17, 2015 at 8:55 am

Happy birthday to your pretty girl!!! growing up so fast!


Tina March 18, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Thanks so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes!!!


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