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You’ve come to the right spot if you are looking for a little inspiration for your 60th birthday event. You can see even more behind the scenes from this event saved to my Instagram Highlights, go check it out! (and give me a follow while you’re there for more fun ideas and freebies!)
My Mother-in-Law is seriously the best. So it was SO fun to scheme with my sisters in law to throw her this surprise 60th! It was the most fun surprise birthday I have ever been a part of. I mean, my brother and sister in law came in from Idaho to be there! You should have seen her face when she walked in and saw them there!
60th Birthday Party Decorations
The main focal point for the decor was the HUGE 60 photo collage that I made out of cardboard. I sorted through thousands of photos (luckily my hubby has this intense photo organizing system) and converted them all to B&W (I thought it would help make it look more cohesive). Then I rounded up a refrigerator box from our local appliance store and cut the 60 out of it. I used old fashioned duct tape to put all the photos on. Then to hang it on the wall I used 3M hooks and some sticky tack.
It looks good if you let the photos hang over the edges a little bit. When I had it all up I felt like it still needed a little something. So then I had the thought to wind christmas lights through it. I was worried about it adding to the weight but the 3M hooks held just fine.
For the color scheme I went with gold, mint & peach. It’s a fun feminine color scheme that is great for baby showers or a girls party. I got the these poms and banner from amazon. And this is the arrow one. The mints do not match, as a warning, but I think it all came together fine.
I tried to get the sugar cookies to match the color scheme. By the way, these are copy cat swig cookies from Jamie Cooks it Up. You might have to try them. Um. Now I kinda feel like I have to go make some (so.good.). They are not your average sugar cookie. Oh no. These are something extra. (and are so good if you serve them chilled). But I digress!
I’ve seen the idea to attach photos to balloons as part of the party decor and had to try it!
All you do is punch a hole in the photo and tie it to the balloon. BUT, I learned a very valuable lesson- make them double sided! The balloons are going to move constantly with all the air currents in the room and if you have the photos double sided than it won’t be a problem. Just use a little glue stick to attach another photo on the back. I was constant running around trying to turn the photos back facing forward.
And last but not least! I couldn’t leave you without a free printable. I love this saying, “It took 60 years to look this good”. My aunt sent it to my Dad on his 60th as a t-shirt and I thought it was hilarious.
To download this printable just follow me on social media (facebook/instagram/pinterest) and then click the button below 🙂 And by the way if you want to see more details from the party and some of my prep work I have it saved to my Instagram Highlights under “60th Birthday”.
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- Metal Wire Alligator clips– Another super cute way to display photos of the birthday guy or gal!