The ol’ bf decided to throw his parents a surprise party for their 25th anniversary. I knew I had to be part of the festivities because I love throwing parties even more than I love eating and sleeping. First up, the invitations.
Then we sent them off in silver envelopes because it was their silver anniversary.
The design on the front and the info on the back (which I cannot show for privacy reasons, sorry!) were done by the famous Greg Shutters, who also designed my blog header.
Next I volunteered myself to make all the decorations. I set about getting inspiration from the always helpful internet and decided to make tissue paper poms, pennant banners, and paper flowers.
I used this tutorial for the flowers, which is SUPER easy. The hardest part was taping the roses to the branches. That floral tape is a pain in my…um, foot.
Pardon my stupid face
For the tissue paper poms, I used Martha Stewart’s tutorial and silver tissue paper. I made big ones and small ones and hung them by fishing line around their house and yard.
I didn’t use a tutorial for the banner, because they were pretty straightforward. I just cut triangles from the extra invitation paper. Then I used my crop-a-dile and some metallic eyelets to make the holes and strung them along some gift wrapping ribbon. Then I attached them to the wooden fence with thumb tacks.
There were lots of yummy desserts (none that I can take credit for).
And the party was a success!
*Most of the photos were taken by Chris
Do you like throwing parties too?