I am not exaggerating when I say that my mother-in-law, Diane, has more energy than 97% of the people I know. This statistic includes myself. This lady runs like the energizer bunny and flawlessly keeps up with her six grandchildren like she is a teenager. That is why, when it came time for her 60th birthday, I knew it simply could not be a typical “over the hill” celebration. This party needed to be just like her- YOUTHFUL, LIVELY and FUN!
She already knew we were going to throw her a party, but I wanted her to be surprised when she walked in and saw everything. Weeks before the party, I simply asked her what her favorite color was and to list her favorite foods and drinks.
Oh my. This lady not only has the energy of a teenager- she eats like one too! It’s ironic she is my MIL because her favorite treats go against everything I believe in (no partially hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners, HFCS, etc.). See for yourself:
The theme pretty much chose itself….
SWEET SIXTY (get it?! Instead of Sweet 16)
I had the invitation printed on 130lb. Recycled card stock through Snapfish. I made even MORE use of the recycling process by putting a picture of Diane at age 16 on the back with a request: Guests were to bring the invitation with them to the party & write a favorite story or memory with Diane. The returned invites were all displayed hanging from a ribbon with mini clothespins & have now been bound into a memory flip-book. I double-cycled (that’s a new word I am working on). I tried to post several more photos within this post, but it wouldn’t let me. I think I’ll do a Facebook album with the rest of the pics. Happy Birthday Dee!!!