Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rach Makes Ombre Purple 60th Birthday

I am lucky to have a wonderful sister-in-law. She is extremely supportive of everything I do from crafting to baking to finding a new job. BTW I am back to work at a temp job that I hope turns into a full time job but have no excuse for not blogging. I have been doing tons of projects but have had no want to blog about them.

Anyway, back to my amazing sister-in-law. Over the summer she hosted a 60th birthday party for her mother-in-law and asked if I would help by making some decorations and cookies. She sent me a couple idea of things she was thinking and we went from there as well as the doing purples and gold. I had a blast making everything and may have gotten a little carried away. Below are some of the things at the party. She doesn't live locally so I shipped them to her and she put them up. I was really happy how everything turned out.

The view looking into her dining room. The Happy 60th banner is made of gold and shades of purple paper and is hung from a ribbon I braided made of two shades of purple ribbon and some gold ribbon.

The 60 above was notes from the birthday girl's family about what they have learned from her, what they love about her and what they hope for her in the future. My sister-in-law collected the notes and I formatted them, printed them and provided different accents such as borders. She put it together beautifully in a wall in her dining room. 

She set up a beautiful buffet for the desserts where the cookies I made were displayed along with some pretty flower cupcakes from another friend.

All the cookies with a purple ombre effect with 4 shades of purple and gold around the edges. Some said Laura (the birthday girl) and some said 60.

Near her front entry was a mirror where she hung another small birthday banner.

On the front door was a wreath with felt roses and gold swirls. The pendant banner was only tied on so that the birthday girl could enjoy the wreath all year round. The banner was used for a wedding only 2 weeks later!

I also made some food labels that ran along with the theme. Here they are set up in my house before I shipped them. I was really happy with the final look. It was elegant but still modern and the shades of purple added some neat texture to everything! All of these ideas could be used for a wedding or a birthday party.

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