Sunday, I shared with you that it was my mother’s birthday. I got to join the celebration via Face Time. Last year I actually got to celebrate with her in Saint Louis and boy did I have a ball planning her surprise party. My sister and I decided that since it was a milestone for her, and we had just unexpectedly loss our dad a few weeks before, we wanted to make this an extra special birthday for her. This was going to be a challenge though, my mother knows everything and it is very hard to pull the wool over her eyes. So we decided to host the party at my sister and brother-in-law’s house and invited her closest friends and family.
I immediately kicked into party planner mode, who wouldn’t with an opportunity like this, doing something you love to do AND for the girl of my heart? It was a win-win situation and an opportunity for me to design and create some cool stuff to add a special touch for her day.
It was excited to see my entire family kick into event planner mode with me and we got all the planning and decor done in a week AND she was so surprised!
I wanted the party to focus more on the celebration versus the décor, so I created just a few focal points and allowed the love in the air create the atmosphere.
Black, cream, and gold was the color scheme. I wanted classy colors to complement a classy woman.
I created this custom birthday sign with a diagonal pattern and used a pearl paper to give it an elegant touch.
I love to add contrast to things when I’m creating so I created this tissue paper pom-poms in a polka dot pattern. I added a little twist in how I cut the paper to give it a more contemporary feel. My mother was actually the one who taught me how to make these when I was a little girl. Tissue paper flowers are one of those old decorating ideas that will never go out of style. I placed these on the cupcake table and around the home.
The main focal point was the cupcake table. I must say I was very proud of this creation. I wanted to give the table a WOW factor so I created this awesome back drop by making paper rosette flowers to create this masterpiece. Well it may not be a real masterpiece, but my mother loved it so much she has it hanging in her home to this day.
My sister’s home had a wonderful furniture accent piece that paired well with the decor. I love the hutch the cupcakes sat on.
Another DIY idea I used was making the cupcake stands. This was done by attaching plates to candle stick holders and spray painting them in black and gold.
This is something you can definitely keep for serving items at any dinner party.
Lastly I asked several of my mother’s friends and family to describe her and what it meant to celebrate her birthday. I used those saying to created these custom cupcake tags: “It’s Your Party”, “Diva Lady”, “Happy Birthday”, “We Love You”, “#1 Mom”, and “You’re Special.” And I created these water bottle labels and gave guests bottle water as they left. I got so excited I didn’t take a picture of them but here is the label design.
I hope you enjoyed some of the Birthday Party Decorating Ideas I presented.
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Thanks for sharing more time with my family. I hope you have a great day!