Everyone knows that the big 3-OH is a BIG deal, and an epic party (or party weekend) is basically a requirement. After booking the Amado in Palm Springs for the weekend, Ashley Torres was set for her 30th birthday celebration. She chose to theme her party around her favorite things, which included champagne + cocktails, fun in the sun and, of course, amazing food. If you’re getting ready to celebrate the end of your 20s and can relate to one of these things, you’ll love what Ashley’s birthday weekend had in store. Keep scrolling for some seriously #winning birthday ideas.


When it came to the party’s decor, Ashley chose to stick to a bright palette of oranges, pinks and turquoises with a pop of gold here and there. She absolutely nailed it with her colorful #pursuing30 printout (and fun activities). Clueless movie night? Yes, please.


Aside from hanging by the pool and enjoying each other’s company, the itinerary was packed with awesome activities and pool party essentials — including the obligatory flash tats and pool floaties. Whether they were dancing the night away at Zelda’s or making pizza from scratch, everyone was having a blast the *entire* time.


There was so much thought put into the weekend, including the BoxFox favors filled with golden pineapple shakers, notepads, mini-succulents and a game of dominoes. It even whittled down to the coolest of details like the “champs” (AKA champagne) bar to the “Young AF” balloons.


Needless to say, after such an epic birthday party, Torres had post-birthday blues. She even told us she was considering celebrating the one year anniversary of #pursuing30 next year. Happy birthday, Ashley!


Punch cocktail: Whaling Club 

Pool Floats: Fun Boy 

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(Photos via Valorie Darling)