30 Going on 13 with ChappyWrap

Diving into my birthday celebration and sharing a ChappyWrap blanket review aka sharing my new favorite blanket! 

30 Going on 13 Birthday Party || ChappyWrap Blanket Review | Louella Reese

This week is the week y’all! What am I talking about? I’m talking about the week I turn 30. Say goodbye to my 20s and hello to 30s. Something I am equally excited and terrified about/for. I have chatted with so many of my girl friends that are in their 30s and in their 20s about the big 3-0. Those in their 30s say it has been their favorite decade/season of life. That your confidence is instantly boosted (can I get a praise?) as you feel more comfortable in your skin, in who you are, and in what you want. Then those in their 20s share the stress over saying goodbye to that decade and feeling a little old. Now I KNOW 30 is not old but I do think it’s a big milestone, especially for women. So if you’re with me and feeling a little anxiety over this particular birthday, my recommendation is to throw a birthday party and live it up with your best girl friends! That is exactly what I did and I have to say, I’m feeling a lot better about turning 30…TOMORROW

To play off one of my favorite movies, I threw a 30 Going on 13 birthday party! Complete with Razzles, all of the sweet treats, cute pajamas, and an epic dance party! Y’all having a pajama party with your best girl friends is 100% the best way to bring you back to the glory days of sleepovers at your best friends house in middle school. So through out this week I am going to share lots of photos from our party plus tips on how to throw a grown up pajama party yourself! It is going to be a fun week y’all

Aside from sharing photos and tips, I’m also going to be sharing items that pulled this party together! And by that, I mean I am going to be giving them away to y’all! Each day this week I will be hosting a giveaway for an item from the pajama party. You may have guessed today’s already (it’s in the title), a ChappyWrap Blanket. Stay tuned via Instagram as I will be posting the giveaway around 8pm this evening.

30 Going on 13 Party | Grown Up Pajama Party | Louella Reese
30 Going on 13 Party | Grown Up Pajama Party | Louella Reese
ChappyWrap Blanket Review | Louella Reese

ChappyWrap Blankets played a big part in the party! Initially I laid them over each gals chair as decor. The blankets added so much to the tablescape and were the perfect addition for a winter party. Not to mention a great party favor! Who doesn’t love curling up in a cozy blanket? Which is exactly what we did when we sat down to enjoy brunch as well as when we sat outside for a bit to enjoy the sunny day. And a little later on the couch for some much needed girl talk! 

If you haven’t been introduced to ChappyWrap Blankets before they are a family-run business, a mother-daughter team that create high-quality blankets made from a plush, natural-cotton blend and high-performance fibers. Aka the softest blankets ever! Their mission is to spread comfort to everyone, everywhere with the world’s best blankets. And let me tell you, once you wrap a ChappyWrap Blankets you’ll be saying mission accomplished! Wondering where the name Chappy came from? Chappaquiddick or “Chappy,” to locals—is a special place on Martha’s Vineyard. It is a sanctuary for those who love the beauty of nature, and its ability to reconnect us. ChappyWrap’s founding offices were just a quick ferry from Chappy, making ChappyWrap a fitting name for a blanket that softens surroundings and makes moments memorable.

For my party I opted for the Long Wharf Herringbone in Navy. You know I HAD to HAVE a blue blanket! The navy and classic herringbone seemed perfect for the winter season. As well as being a great “neutral” for the gals – navy works in just about every space. A few other ChappyWrap blankets I love…Sea Watch Plaid in Blue, Sea Watch Plaid in Green, and the Hydrangea Blanket. Although picking favorites is pretty hard! ChappyWrap has so many beautiful blankets to choose from. Definitely a little something for everyone! Even the little ones in your life. If you haven’t yet finished your Christmas shopping, I would highly recommend completing it with some ChappyWrap Blankets because again, who doesn’t love curling up in a cozy blanket? And if you’re in need a few festive blankets around your home, I would suggest Pines and Needles, Winter Wonderland, and Snowflake Classic Fair Isle

30 Going on 13 Birthday Party || ChappyWrap Blanket Review | Louella Reese
30 Going on 13 Party | Grown Up Pajama Party | Louella Reese
30 Going on 13 Party | Grown Up Pajama Party | Louella Reese

Grown Up Pajama Party Tip #1 

Offer up something cozy! 

Pajama parties are all about getting cozy – whether it’s on the couch to watch a chick flick or at the table enjoying brunch or birthday cake. Make sure your guests are warm and cozy with lots of plush blankets. Lay them over chairs as additional decor or store them in baskets around the room – easy access is a must

Remember to be on the lookout via Instagram this evening around 8pm for a chance to win a ChappyWrap of your own (or to gift this holiday season). 

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25 Comments

  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    You are truly the cutest! LOVE LOVE LOVE this birthday party idea!!! I now think I need a Chappy Wrap in my life ASAP.

    Dana | The Champagne Edit 

    Posted 12.2.19 Reply
  2. Morgan wrote:

    Yep, you’re the cutest dang thing I’ve ever seen! Your pj party was SO FUN!! And I’m non-stop using my blanket! Mr. Ratcliffe keeps stealing it from me so thinking I should grab one for him for Christmas 🙂

    -Morgan
    The HER Chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com

    Posted 12.2.19 Reply
    • 🙂 thank you sweet friend! I am SO glad you had a good time and that you’re enjoying your blanket. I 100% understand why Coop has been stealing it. My dad was all about it while visiting this weekend. We obviously know what to the guys in our lives for Christmas haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.2.19 Reply
  3. Amanda wrote:

    Aw what a great party idea! I absolutely need to do a party like this

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  4. Lizzie wrote:

    That is such a cute idea for a party! Love those cozy blankets too 🙂 Hope you had the best day celebrating your birthday!!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
    • Thanks girl friend! Oh they are the coziest ever – currently wrapped up in one 🙂 we had such a great time, thank you!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  5. Brooke wrote:

    What a fun way to celebrate turning 30! I turn 30 next October and have a little anxiety about it too. I may have to throw a 30 going on 13 party like you did! I love the movie!

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
    • Thank you gal! It really was so much fun! And I glad I’m not alone in the anxiety but will say I am loving it thus far 🙂 and totally recommend throwing a 30 Going on 13 party for yourself. Think it makes the transition easier and WAY more fun!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  6. These photos are adorable! Happy belated birthday! I turn 30 in 4 months and I’m actually looking forward to it! P.S. aren’t Chappy wrap blankets awesome?! I say this as I’m bundled under one now! 🙂

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
    • Thank you so much Emily! It has honestly been way better than I expected already – didn’t age terribly over night haha. And yes they are the absolute best!!! Currently wrapped in mine as well 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  7. Stephanie wrote:

    I love how you took cues from 13 Going on 30 for your 30 Going on 13 party. What a great idea! And so much fun too! I gotta say, that sounds like an awesome way to celebrate your birthday. And cheers to 30, girlfriend. I bet it’ll be your best year yet!

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
    • Thank you gal – thought it was such a fun way to celebrate turning 30! 🙂 looking forward to the year!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.6.19 Reply
  8. Kileen wrote:

    These blankets look so comfy and I love all of the designs!!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
  9. Rachel wrote:

    Happy Birthday!! These blankets are SO cute – I need to order one to stay cozy this winter.

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 12.6.19 Reply
    • Thank you Rachel! Aren’t they the cutest? They’re also the coziest – would highly recommend ordering one for the winter season!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.6.19 Reply
  10. These are the cutest photos ever and I’m having major fomo!! Love chappy wrap!

    Posted 12.8.19 Reply
    • You need to come to Charlotte more often 🙂 and Chappy Wrap blankets are legit the best. Only one we use while cuddling up on the couch now.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.9.19 Reply
  11. Omg the cutest! & that wrap blanket looks extra cozy!

    Posted 12.8.19 Reply
  12. This looks so comfy! I think this would make a great Christmas gift for a few people in my life, love it! Xx.

    Posted 12.9.19 Reply
    • Thank you gal! Yes for sure – I know I would be super happy opening up one of these cozy blankets on Christmas morning. Perfect for spending the day all cuddled in!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.9.19 Reply
  13. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    I have loved all of your birthday posts so much!! May this year be the best year yet!

    Posted 12.9.19 Reply