Yesterday was such a fun day for our family…we surprised my mom with a 60th birthday party!
I can’t remember when my mom has had a birthday party, let alone a surprise one, so it was pretty cool. Stephanie came up with the idea about two months ago and we put our plans in action. My two sisters stole mom’s planner and found addresses through that and facebook. Sarah, from A Milestone Paper Company, designed gorgeous invites for us that incorporated my mom’s love of thistles as well as a 30’s look because the party was at the W Foshay.
We took over a corner of The Living Room Bar, and decorated the tables with gorgeous arrangements from La Petite Fleur…which had thistles as well as a French Provincial look, which is my mom’s favorite part of France. Most of the guests had not been to the Foshay for years, so it was fun for them to rediscover the venue. My mom arrived, thinking she was meeting my family for dinner at Manny’s, and walked right up to us. Then she recognized a friend, and then another friend, and thought, “funny, we’re having dinner at the same place”! Then we all yelled “SURPRISE!” and she saw how many people were there for her. It was awesome. She couldn’t stop smiling and we had such a fun time. I got a text the next day saying she couldn’t sleep all night, she kept reliving the party.
Here are a few images!