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A Surprise 50th Birthday Party

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.

decor

Photo by Rich Kalasky

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!”.

stationary

Photo by Rich Kalasky

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!

cake

Photo by Rich Kalasky

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.

flowers

Photo by Rich Kalasky

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.

people

Photo by Rich Kalasky

I worked with the following vendors to create this event:

 

 

4 Comments
  • princess lasertron

    October 25, 2011 at 2:47 am

    This party is BLOWING MY MIND! You girls really pulled it off–everything looks so beautiful and special. And that picture of your mom is so cute. 🙂

    • Candace

      October 25, 2011 at 2:49 am

      Thanks Meg! It was a lot of fun to put together!

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