Invite: I designed the invitation on Photoshop. The fonts I used were Trojan Pro and Olivier. For added fun at the dinner, I asked the ladies to bring a fashionable accessory that they don't use/want anymore. My friends brought jewelry, purses, or hats that we exchanged at the end of the night.
Decor: Black, pink, and glittery gold was the palette of colors I went with -- sophisticated, yet flashy -- just like the Sex and the City ladies. I adorned the center of my table with a table runner I made out of card stock. I used my Cricut cutting machine to create a Manhattan skyline and glued it to pink paper with an added glitter border.
For the centerpiece, I placed a laptop computer with a simple quote about friendship from Sex and the City to represent Carrie Bradshaw and her job as a column writer. I also set out a Cosmopolitan magazine, a pearl necklace, and mini purses as these are items the Sex and the City ladies love.
I cut out glittery high heels to place on pink napkins. Shoes are one of the girls (especially Carrie's) addictions on the show, so I wanted to make them as snazzy as possible.
The Sex and the City girls are all about martinis, so I had to add those to my decor. I found mini plastic martini glasses at Party City, and sawed a slit in the top to be able to hold a business card size piece of card stock. I trimmed the bottom of the glass with part of pink boa and created a card to match my invitations with each guest's name on it. For those of the guests that will be turning 40 this year, I also added a silver glitter tiara to the top of their card.
On the beverage table, I created a simple backdrop with foam board and bright pink poster paper to look again like the New York skyline.
Cosmopolitan martinis are essential to serve at a Sex and the City party, so of course I served these at our dinner. For martini glass charms I borrowed Barbie doll high heels from my daughter and tied one around the stem of each glass with ribbon. Simple and easy, but perfect for the theme.
I always serve wine at my monthly dinners, so I made Sex and the City themed wine bottle labels to serve for those that preferred wine instead of a martini. I found quotes and a photo from episodes where wine is mentioned in the series and patterned a label around those.
Garlic Beef and Veggie Ramen. The dish on the right was a frozen meal from Trader Joe's. Both were amazing! The Trader Joe's dish is called Shiitake Mushroom Chicken. I also served fried rice from Trader Joe's. I served the two dishes in Chinese to-go boxes I purchased at Michaels to match Miranda's take-out concept.
Favor: As a party favor for guests, I made origami pink and black Chanel purses. I used card stock which is not super easy to fold nicely, but I was trying to avoid spending more money to purchase origami paper. Ribbon was used for the handle and I placed velcro on the inside to hold the purse closed.
Inside the purse was a York Peppermint Patty. I thought of these to pull in the New York theme, but I think the purse would also have been cute with the chocolate gold coins.
It was a fun night as we celebrated becoming Forty and Fabulous Sex and the City style!