I’ve been dying to make myself a Marie Antoinette costume since Christmas. Well, really since I saw the Kirsten Dunst movie, but particularly since Christmas. We were invited to an Antoinette/Louis themed party by friends with French ancestry. I had my costume all planned out, down to powdered hair and face, but we were unable to go.
The costume wouldn’t leave me alone, though, so I decided to have an Antoinette theme for my 30th birthday on May 30: “Let Them Eat Cake!” A dessert and drinks fancy dress party.
Of course, now I am 4 months pregnant, so I’ll have to somehow make a maternity dress.
The inspiration for the decor and desserts comes from the scene in the semi-recent movie where Antoinette and her friends are lounging and indulging in cake and champagne.
A friend is coming over tomorrow night to re-watch the movie with me, and we’ll assemble invitations while we watch, plan the party, and conspire about our costumes.