Bourbon and Bluegrass: Celebrating a 40th Birthday in Southern Roots Style

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We’re excited to present a post from Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs! See how Jenny created a perfect 40th birthday celebration for a friend’s husband.

A sweet friend of mine asked me to style a 40th birthday party for her husband. Since he grew up in the South, she wanted to honor his southern roots with a Bourbon and Bluegrass Party but she also wanted to keep the party elegant, pretty and proper. I immediately knew that Pottery Barn would have tons of inspiration for the party. We found Pottery Barn’s Metal Letter and the M became the center of our dessert table backdrop and inspiration for the party printables.




The highlight of the party was the bourbon and cigar bar where guest sampled three kinds of bourbon served from Pottery Barn’s Library Decanters and helped themselves to cigars from the beautiful Hotel Silver-Plated Tray.

The tables were set with burlap runners, wooden lanterns also from Pottery Barn and white hydrangea centerpieces. Modern Silver Plated Frames  held fun signs throughout the party and Hanging Mason Jar votives created the perfect ambience for this 40th birthday celebration.

The dessert table featured lots southern favorites and other dessert all fitting our color scheme. We served, spice cake with a wooden topper by Ten23 Designs. Snicker doodle, oatmeal and peanut butter cookies, caramel cheesecake shots, Elvis pie, banana whoopie pies, bourbon bread pudding and cupcake with amazing banjo and bourbon bottle fondant toppers by Edible Details.


Read more about Jenny’s incredible party styling at Bloom Designs. You can see more photos from the Bourbon and Bluegrass Party below.

Photography courtesy Laura Laing

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