First thing was secretively handing out invites to all the church members then calling all her children. I used the cricut and cut out small envelopes and glued a print out of when and where etc. I decided to do a movie/theater theme since there were men attending I didn't think a pink lady party would do! We decided to use the church to hold the party, the pastor was very nice in letting us do this. And allowing me to transform things atleast for a few hours!
Here was her welcome sign..
I did a concession stand with nachos, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, chips, fruit and assorted candies..
Here is the cake table. I used the cricut to cut out the shapes and letters for the happy birthday sign.. dressed up the cake and cupcakes with some themed tooth picks. Basically spiffed the table up with some decorations and gave it some height using a glass plate and my glass cake stand to hold the cupcakes..
I snuck some old photos from her albums and scanned them with my printer. Then transfer to a SD card took it up to Wal-mart and had them blown up to 8x10.. Glammed up the pictures and placed them around the party room to showcase her as the "Star" (this was her in high school)
She was very surprised!
Such a good sport she sang along with us "Happy Birthday to MEEEE!"
Now for the photo booth which was alot of fun for everyone and a huge hit! I bought the back drop from the party store, simple and easy. Got the dress up items from the party store, dollar tree and dollar general.
Her great niece, niece and sister
Two grandsons.. one on right is my son :)
Two church members and close friends. She is pretending to be the rock groupie!
One of her sons and his family
Look at her smile!
She absolutely loved it! She cried, then laughed and cried some more! Happy Birthday Jody!