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Saturday, January 15, 2011

90th Birthday Party

So my father-in-law came to me last Saturday and asked me to pull something out of my *ahem* hat for his father's 90th birthday celebration this Saturday. Ummm... one week's notice? No problem. I'd been farting around all week (read: filling orders, doing dishes, folding laundry, changing poopy diapers, attending playdates, etc.) before finally cracking down on Thursday to get a majority of the work done for this nonagenarian celebration.

I chose a pale blue and gold palette, not considering the repercussions this choice would have on a family full of die hard Trojan fans. (Oopsie. My bad.) Most of the decor was centered around the dessert table, where I finally had the opportunity to use these enormous three foot balloons I'd been coveting for awhile now (total show stoppers). Throw in a dozen or so balloons and a phenomenal photo table highlighting the last nine decades of the man of the hour's life and we called it a day. Check out a party planned on tight timeline:

Loving the pennant banner on this extra tall cake.

My new border from Etsy really dresses up my labels.

Cupcake wrappers and picks are my new go-tos.

Filled with chocolates and birthday wishes.

You know, it's really hard to find blue food.

Everyone was very pleased with the outcome and the birthday boy was very touched by all the efforts and attendees there to celebrate. Happy birthday Grandpa Bill!

1 comment:

  1. As an UCLA alum I have to say that I adore the color scheme you chose!!


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