“Sweet Sixty” Birthday Party!

The Birthday Girl!

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:

Dee's Favorite Treats

The theme pretty much chose itself….

                SWEET SIXTY (get it?! Instead of Sweet 16)

Invitation design by: Cutie Patootie Creations on Etsy

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!!!

All photos by Serena at Capture It All photography


She is loved by many!


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