This is my friend Penny as she walked into her surprise party for her 50TH birthday. Her sister (& my friend) Debbie is there beside her. Debbie and Danielle,Penny's daughter threw the party at Danielle'd house. Danielle said I could bring the centerpiece's for the tables. I think we pulled it off and Penny was totally surprised. I brought my trusting paper lanterns left over from the baby shower and hung them along with the swirly things that I had bought at the Dollar Tree. I only had an hour or so before the party so I didn't have time to get carried away with the decor. The flowers on the table were suppose to be in two different vases but I didn't have enough of the yellow to make the dome shape I was going for, so I added the roses to the top of it. I found a pink bottle in my party room that I had bought for about a dollar recently and stuck it in that and glued a 50 is Nifty button on it. The clear acrylic box I bought at the Flower Factory with the black liner in it for $1.00. I took three of the yellow flower heads and laid them in it and put the vase on top for added height. The yellow flowers (I'm not sure what they even are) I bought at Meijer for $5.99 and the roses I bought there for $9.99. The candle holders are from The Christmas Tree Shop and they've been sitting in the wedding/party room for quite awhile waiting to be used somewhere. The candles I got at Hobby Lobby on clearance for .69 cents each. Their bling was falling of so I took them off and added my bracelets in their place. I wish I had remembered to take photos of the food. Debbie made most of it and it was delicious. We used my tall glasses here for the chips and snack mix to make more room on the island for food. The other centerpices were potted tulips that I bought for $5.99 each at Meijer. I just added some polka dot paper to go with the runners (really just folded fabric) I brought from home.
Hi there! My name is Sandy and I live in Indianapolis. Thanks for visiting my little blog. I started this when my oldest daughter (I have two) got engaged because she was planning her wedding and it was driving me crazy that I didn't get to be the one deciding on the decor. At my own wedding 28 years ago I don't remember really caring anything about the decor. My mom planned most of it. Anyway this became an outlet for me and my creative juices. I have decorated a few weddings and 50TH anniversary parties, birthdays (most of which I never even got any copies of the pictures for because I didn't have a camera or a computer or a blog or even know what a blog was for that matter) and I have always decorated for the birthdays of the kids I take care of. I still don't have a working camera so it's been very frustrating having to rely on others to take pictures and actually send them to me. They rarely deliver. I would love to actually get to do a party where the budget was BIG. Seems I am always doing everything for free for friends and family so the party business so far is costing me money. If you'd like to pay someone to do yours, most likely I am available and would love to help. If you are an event designer and need help, look no further. I've collected a lot of vases and decor over time and would be happy to sell or rent any of it. If you see it on my blog and want to use it or need help with your party just leave me a comment and I will be happy to get back with you.
Angie & Erik
Angie's blog http://thehappenstancehousewife.blogspot.com/ Erik's blog http://9north.com/
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Mila as a Bumble Bee
The Gift of Salvation
Ephesians 2:8-9 (New International Version)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast.