Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Eat, Love and Be Golden!

Monday, October 3 was my mom's 50th birthday. My mom is a golden girl! For the past month I have been super busy planning a surprise intimate dinner party for my mom's birthday. I never realized how stressful it can be to plan a surprise party, but the stress was well worth it just to see my mom happy. My original theme for the party was Sex and the City, I wanted to play with the colors black, hot pink, and gold and I wanted feathers and pearls too. A day before the party, I realized, I wanted to throw a party that reflected my mom's personality. Goodbye fancy Sex and the City theme... My mom always tells me that there is beauty in simple things and each day I realize she is right, she also used to always tell me that less is more.

So, here's a couple pictures from my mom's surprise party:

Look at these candle holders. Pretty right? My brother's girlfriend made these.
My cousin prepared these golden headpieces that all spelled out HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Good thing Mom's friends were good sport about wearing these silly head pieces. The lights were turned off and everyone was holding out a piece of cake with a lighted candle and they sang the birthday song.

with my inspiration, my strength, and my angel, my dear mom.
Giveaways for the guests. Handmade table napkin holders. My bro's girlfriend made these giveaways too. She is so crafty!
With Wonna, my brother's girlfriend, the lady behind the handmade giveaways and with my dear sweet mom.
Gossip Girls... No, they are not really Gossiping. The name of the wine that they were drinking is called GOSSIP. Who knew gossip could taste so sweet. I, myself am addicted to Gossip Sweet Lips Moscato. By the way, would you believe these are all mom's friends from High School. Friendship and life really is like wine, it just gets better as it ages.

A few more bottles of Gossips and this is what happened:
Lots of laughing

exhausted but still smiling
the show must go on...doing a little song number for the birthday girl.

I am so sleepy, I swear I am about to pass out. I will catch up on your blogs later. Have a lovely day sweeties!

35 comments:

Emma Frances said...

What a fun weekend! That's such a sweet, fun way to celebrate your mom!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

how awesome. what a lovely way to surprise your mother. everything looks great! you're mother is one lucky lady. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM :D

RicAdeMus said...

Hi Mel! You are a great daughter. It wonderful to see how much you care about your mom and respect her. But she's agreta mom too, so she certainly deserves it. Belated happy b-day to her.

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

What a wonderful party! That was so nice of you and it looks like your mum had a great time :) And that is so cool that she is still friends with people from high school!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

The party looks like it was amazing! I love that dress! Where did you get it?

Katie said...

You guys looked like you had such a good time! I love the flowers.

Nina said...

wow, that looks like a great surprise party!!! and your mom is 50, she looks like she's in her mid30s! how awesome!!! i want to plan a party like this for my moms 50th in a few yrs :)xoxo

Lindsey said...

Thanks so much for following my blog! Happy birthday to your mom! Those decorations are so pretty.

Ioana Liliana said...

Looks like you had such a great time!


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Bonnie said...

Happy birthday to your mom!!! 50 is such a big age. :)

You look gorgeous. I love the picture of all of the lovely ladies. :)

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Samantha said...

Your mom does not look 50 at all! Looks like it was a fun party :)

The Ponycats said...

Wow! Your mom's so lucky this looks like a great party, my mom also turned 50 and this was so inspiring :D
Thank you for your lovely comment in my photography post, I loved reading it and I hope you liked the videos!!
Have a great day ^^
-Sandra

MonsteRawr said...

Looks like so much fun! Your mom is lucky she has such a wonderful daughter. (And you're lucky your brother has such a crafty girlfriend. Her centerpieces and napkin rings are adorable!)

Marie said...

Happy birthday to your mom :)
xx Marie

Xochiltyay said...

your mom is so pretty!!

thank you for following I'm now following back <3

xoxo

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Ruthy said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog and for following me. :D Happy belated birthday to your mom and her birthday is a day before mine!

It is so nice to see how your moms surprise birthday party turned out and all the decorations are lovely. It is also nice having crafty individuals around. I love seeing how people use their imagination to do crafts. It always amazes me to see crafty people and I truly admire creative and crafty people because those are talents I really don't have.

Much thanks,
Ruthy
http://superfluousambitions.blogspot.com/

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Aw! It looks like your Mum had so much fun! Happy Birthday to her!

x Jasmine

StephieB said...

Hello!

What a supersweet thing to organise for your mum! She looks amazing - hard to believe she is fifty. How nice that she still has so many friends from school too.

Everything looks great and the night looks like it was a huge success. Lots and lots of happy smiles are proof of that!

No wonder you are tired - parties are a lot of work.

Thanks for visiting me. It's nice to talk to you, Stephie x

sarah nicole said...

Happy birthday to your mom! What a pretty party.

xo,

Sarah

Joelle said...

You did such a fantastic job on your mom's party! It looks like everyone had such a good time. And your brother's girlfriend is so talented! My mom turns fifty next month, so I'm planning her party now!

Hope you have a fabulous week my dear!

xoxo,
Joelle

Little Ms. Fun said...

Glad it was such a success and a lot of fun. You ladies look great!!

chestnutmocha said...

wow! awesome! good job, girl!

Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

Wow this is great! Everyone looks beautiful! Happy 50th :)

Courtney said...

That is adorable. You are such a sweetie to put all of that together. I bet your mother absolutely loved it!

Holly said...

your mom is so cute!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

What a sweet present for your mom - now I want to plan a surprise party!

Joyce said...

Aw!! That's so sweet of you to plan something so big for your mom ^_^ looks like the party went really well xx

Kyla said...

Aww, happy birthday to you Mom! The party looks so sophisticated and fun...what a great way to celebrate!

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday to your Mama! She's so lucky to have you, what a beautiful party.

Melissa:: Strong Sense of Style said...

You are so thoughtful! The party set up looks amazing and you can tell from the pics that a great time was had by all. You must be so proud. Happy birthday to your Mom!

trishie said...

Wow, what a fun celebration! Happy Birthday to your mom.

Natasha said...

I love the napkin holders! Very cute :)

Paige Andy said...

I'm loving the dress, girl!!

ANNIE said...

this is so sweet and inspiring,I can almost FEEL the love between you all :'-)

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Talia said...

Your dress is so cute! I love the purple. And Happy Very-Belated Birthday to your mom. :)