The last three weeks has been very busy as my sister and I carefully planned for my Mom's 60th Birthday Soiree. With all of the ideas we had in our minds, it's awesome to finally see it all fall into place. The theme was all about travel and we added in a few well thought out vintage inspired props or party decor utilizing maps, suitcases, a globe, binoculars and many more. Pinterest was also a great resource for inspirational ideas!
A vintage inspired vanity table was set up to store all the birthday cards and gifts. Decorated with a globe, open vintage suitcase that stores the party favors, binoculars, my mother's picture and the invitation. We cut up a map and spelled out my mother's name to add a great personal touch.
Vivian had a great idea of making paper airplanes out of maps hanging from the ceiling above the table of gifts. With the paper airplanes hung at different heights and angles, I thought it also added a great touch to the party decor.
Our mother is a seasoned world traveler of all sorts. For as long as I've known my mother, she has always been a hardworking nurse, and traveling with her friends or "barcada" (in Tagalog) was her escape from it all. So to go along with the theme of the party, I gathered maps of Northern Europe, The Carribean, and Asia (places that she has traveled) and attached her travel pictures to those maps. It makes a great conversation piece for guests.
My plan for a birthday banner was to take a vintage map and cut out large triangular shapes. I then pasted one letter to each spelling out "Happy" and "Birthday". I ran the five yards of black ribbon through my sewing machine to create a vintage travel birthday banner as pictured below.
The homemade dessert bar consisted of berries, a three tier cake, chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes and whoopie pies. My vintage inspired cupcake toppers consisted of a 3 inch kraft circle cardstock background, 2 inch cut out circles of vintage maps, 60 numbered stickers, and glued on lollipop sticks.
Judy created a lovely three tiered cake! The flowers with crystals were added to the birthday cake from Flowers De Amor. Thank you Judy for all your help!
DJMB Entertainment provided great musical entertainment for the party. The photo booth was a hit with the guests!
Pictured are Owners: Mike and Nola Bowns
Family, close friends and the pups enjoyed the birthday soiree!