Sorry I’ve been a little laggin’ on the bloggin’! I’ve been on the East Coast visiting with family and planning a 60th birthday party for my father-in-law! We had delicious food catered and plenty of wine and vintage sodas to go around! I made some personal details, printed old photos of the birthday man and embossed napkins. My mother-in-law and I baked all the desserts from scratch, which made it extra special!
I bought vases from the dollar store, printed out black and white photos of Dennis and taped them on the outside of the vase. I also added black photo corners to each picture to give it a vintage look. Then I put a white, non-scented candle inside each vase and lit them in a row on the mantle.I love sparkler candles! You can buy these at Tops Malibu and they are guaranteed to bring an awe factor to the event.
I got the birthday hat idea from Martha Stewart and everyone at the party loved wearing them around! I’ll do a DIY on this later. For a splash of color and to add some extra flavor, cut up fresh fruit to put in the water you’re serving. I also whipped up some homemade lemon bars and cut a few of them into 60′s! You can get the recipe from here! Giant balloons are a great way to cover an empty space or blank wall in a room. I bought them at Party City and had them hanging above the couch.