Here’s what I’ve been up to lately…
My mom turned 60 yesterday and we threw a little surprise party for her on Sunday afternoon! We pulled it off without a hitch…yay! My brother and sister-in-law were kind enough to host the party at their newly renovated house which they’ve barely moved into. But it looked great and was a great space for a big crowd!
As you can see from the photo, I decided to go with a yellow, gray and black theme. We wanted to use lots of old pictures, so I wanted to do something that would coordinate with all the black and white photos.
I wanted to preserve all of the old photos, so I just hung them with clothespins on ribbons
My sister-in-law had this beautiful cake made…and it tasted delicious. It was a white cake with light whipped frosting and fresh fruit in between the layers…yummy. Why would I ever make a cake myself again when I know I can buy one like this??
I came up with these little potted plants for party favors. I made little “60” flags to stick in there
I also collected “60 memories for 60 years”. This was not an easy task…it involved hacking into my mom’s facebook account and sending messages to her “friends”…then frantically deleting messages so she wouldn’t see them. But, I received well over 60 memories. I decided to type them all up in fun fonts on gray, yellow and white paper and put them in this clear jar that I found at Target
I had so much fun reading through all of them and this way, others can randomly pull out a card and read it!
And, best of all…she was truly surprised!
It was a super fun party to pull off…but now I need a nap. 🙂 Happy Birthday, Mom!