A Surprise 50th Birthday Party
My dad hosted a surprise 50th birthday party for my mom on Friday, and he gave me free-reign to design and plan the event. With my sister’s help, we transformed my parents’ living room into an intimate and garden-themed setting with an elegant color scheme of peach, lavender, eggplant and ivory.
I created the invites using our color scheme and a beautiful script font, and I personalized them with one of my mom’s childhood photos. The deep purple envelopes stamped with gold ink were wrapped with pink and white baker’s twine and a tag that read “shhh… it’s a surprise!”.
My mom loved the cake at my wedding, so we had Lorraine Arthur recreate the banana cake with chocolate fudge filling for her birthday. Lindsay used some of the flowers I picked out to decorate the cake. I think it turned out so cute!
We used Juliet peach roses, lavender stock, pink spray roses, silver sage, rosemary, hydrangeas, dahlias, Hypericum and wax flowers to create a large centerpiece. I purchased beautiful cream fabric with a hounds-tooth pattern and sewed it into a 24 foot table runner. We also made small arrangements in mini ceramic flower pots for each place setting.
My mom was completely surprised, and I loved looking down the long dinner table and seeing her smile as she was surrounded by so many loving friends.
I worked with the following vendors to create this event: