My absolute favorite time of year is spring. Bright colors, beautiful weather, and in college, weekly day parties. After college, there aren't nearly as many day parties you get to attend with unlimited crawfish, beer, and live music. So when the opportunity arises, you have to jump on it! That's what I asked for for my birthday this year. A crawfish and beer day party with Parker, Bailey, and Rosie in our backyard. (Since we just moved to Southaven, we're working on the friends thing.) However, when I told my one friend in Memphis, Emily, about my birthday plans, she let me know that there are crawfish festivals in Memphis going on and we should attend one. The one taking place two days after my birthday happened to be in the most adorable location right on the Mississippi river. Ummmm, yes please! Sorry Bailey and Rosie.
This crawfish festival was our first event to attend in Memphis. It had been a while since we attended something like this. We were prepared in some ways. And we also forgot a couple important things.
The most essential item we forgot that I suggest you apply before and/or bring in your purse is sunscreen! As much as we all want to be tan (and as guilty as I am of this), we all know that allowing the sun to burn our skin is bad. Very bad. Sunscreen is a must, especially when you have received zero sun on your skin so far this spring.
I needed several other items too. After about half an hour of being there, I pulled my hair up in a ponytail due to the heat/sweat factor. And then after a couple more hours, I had to redo my hair again. This time I had to move my hair into an unnatural place to cover up my part because I could feel the sun scorching it. You may notice this in some of the photos below. If I had a hat, I could have protected my scalp and hidden the wet cat look that I had going on. You will find a ponytail holder, hat, and several other things on the list of must have items below.
Must Have Items:
- Chapstick with SPF in it
- A hat to block the sun off of your face/scalp
- A ponytail holder
- A hugger
- Comfortable shoes
- And of course a cute outfit that does not show sweat
Anthropologie dress (LOVE all details- off the shoulder, gingham print, pockets, cute sleeves, runs big, go down one size) // Sam Edelman Romy wedge sandals // Kendra Scott necklace // Cable bracelets // Sugarfix by BaubleBar earrings ($12.99!!) // Tory Burch sunglasses
Prepare yourself for these next pictures. They will help you to better understand the wet cat description I mentioned earlier.
Below are a few day party pictures from college. Reminiscing on these days makes me miss my DDDs and frequent day parties even more!
Thanks so much for reading! I hope you remember to bring the most essential items to the next day party you attend!