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A Sparkling 60th or 70th Birthday!

Hosting a 60th or 70th Birthday Party?  I've got a 'stunning' theme for you... SPARKLING!  Think silver, sparkles, shiny, shimmery, etc.  This could work for any birthday number, but in my opinion, it really works well for 60th or 70th birthdays.

Both my parents and my mother-in-law turn 70 in 2015.  That's a lot of celebrating!

For mom's birthday, it was all about the bling!

Everything silver and sparkly decorated the tables.  I used many of my New Year's Eve decorations plus silver ribbon, placemats, mirrored ornaments and mini mirrored squares.  Silver striped wrapping paper lined the table as well.

I printed out a few 70 tags to express the theme. (just in case someone couldn't figure it out.)
...and of course I had to bling them up a bit.
I used my sparkly name tags at each place setting along with silver chargers and silver tinsel threads scattered about.
A HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY banner was assembled using sparkly letter stickers, card stock and sparkly polka dot washi tape.  The pennants were hot glued onto silver ribbon.

Sparkly star shaped sugar cookies matched the theme perfectly. 
I used my favorite cookie recipe.  Click here.

A multi-layer dark chocolate cake with buttercream filling and frosting was served.
I frosted the cake very easily using a wide frosting tip moving back and forth.  The cake was then sprayed with silver tinted mist.
For gifts, I gave my mom 7 little gifts to help her turn 70.
Most of these were little things that she had mentioned to me she wanted or needed.  Each gift was placed in a silver gift bag with a tag.

1.  Silver Salad Tongs
To Encourage Healthy Eating (and because your pair disappeared at the church potluck).
2.  Semi-Handmade Notecards
To Continue Encouraging Others (because you're the best at it).
3.  Floral Garden Trowel
To Surround Yourself with Beauty (even when you're weeding).
4.  Goodwill Gift Card
To Keep Finding Treasures (but don't forget to throw some old ones out now and then).
5.  Mom's Favorite Mascara- Younique
To Add To Your Beauty (since you're already beautiful).
6.  Collapsible Colander
To Simply Your Life (and streamline your cupboard storage situation).
7.  Lighted Smart Phone Cable
To Stay Media Charged (even when your eyes fail you).

Happy 70th Birthday, Mom!

Want to see some more of mom's birthdays?

Last year- Hawaii Birthday

Pink Cupcake Birthday

Turquoise Birthday

Pink Birthday

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30 Handmade Days

1 comment :

  1. Looks great! Did you send invitations?