matchstick candle

I will be sharing a few of the details from our 30th birthday over the next week. We had a super small gathering of just a few close friends, it was relaxed and perfect. Carly captured the details while it was still light out.

We sat and chatted the evening away around our backyard bonfire. A very big 30th birthday candle served as our fire starter, which I made by gluing matches onto a scrap piece of wood.

The match candle was a fun way to give credence to the milestone birthdays being celebrated and it was incredibly exciting to see the matches all light up together!

Photography by Carly Taylor.


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Posted April 21, 2011
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12 Responses to “matchstick candle”

  1. Katie says:

    Such a cool idea! Love it!!

  2. Rach says:

    That’s amazing! Such a brilliant idea. I want to do this for my next birthday. :)

  3. Lena says:

    Oh my goodness, I love this! Perfect for those of us who love a little fire!

  4. Liz Stanley says:

    I love fun that’s a little dangerous :)

  5. I absolutely adore this Idea! I am definitely going to borrow this idea from you for our next birthday celebration.
    BTW I just love your site – I am wannabe party planner – so it is fun seeing all your cool creations and ideas. My poor kids have had to have a themed party almost every year so that I can get my fix :) I hope they don’t want to plan their own weddings!!! :)

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  7. Paula says:

    Wow !!! It’s awesome …i like this ,so creative !!! :)

  8. Katie Bright says:

    What a clever idea! I don’t live near any ideal places to start a bonfire, but this is just the thing if I ever do live near one! Xo, Katie

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  10. This is sooo cool! It would be really fun to do for a 100th birthday too I bet :)

  11. Alia says:

    Such a clever idea! Probably not safe for an indoor party…too bad!

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