Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The {B}old and the Beautiful

For this event, I am going for a look that I call "classy and sassy". For a lady who was brought up in the time when manners and grace were all the rage, yet carries with her a bit of spunk. I wanted to get away from the pastels and go more toward the jewel tones. So that translated into the following: pink became wine, peach became dark apricot or rust, yellow to gold.

I think of this location, only during the afternoon, say a 2pm event.

The invites: simple and straight-forward. Tucked inside a peach envelope for a bit of unexpected.

Arrangements, above and below, that pull these colors together. I like the black urn, below, over the glass vase.

I really like the idea of a wishing tree. Where guests could write their sentiments and well-wishes and so forth.

The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.
- Robert Orben

Oh, to be seventy again.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., upon seeing an attractive woman on his 90th birthday

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
- Maurice Chevalier

For a fun twist on the program fan, why not print fun facts or trivia about the guest of honor? or
share stories about her life.
And then- time for cake. 80 candles not recommended.

Serve up the cake with delicious steaming hot cups of java. or tea. if you insist.

And, finally, a sweet little favor to end the afternoon. Adorable little baskets filled here with chocolate covered cherries. Could be fresh cherries as well. Or, chocolate covered chocolate. Just 'cuz I think she would be that kind of gal.

So. Tell me. Are you looking forward to turning 80?

P.S. As always, click on picture for link back to source.

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