My Grandma Rose is so special to my family and me. Turning 90 years old is quite the milestone, and we wanted to make her birthday party very special and memorable—not only for her, but for the guests!
All of our birthday party ideas started with the invite. I was unsure which card I wanted to use and was tossing around several ideas, including Postal Delivery Invitation Postcard, or repurposing either our Lasting Introduction birth announcement or Love Letter photo save the date, a two-sided tri-fold save the date card which was perfect for a 90th birthday party invitation! I was able to share a timeline, showcasing the highlights of Grandma’s 90 years of happiness! To make these invites stick out in the mailbox, I used Tying the Knot Address Labels in hot pink to seal it shut.
I received a lot of compliments about the invite. One of Grandma’s friends was so excited that she said she had been showing everybody and was going to take it to coffee and show all of her friends! She said it was the most unique invite she had ever received.
Once the invite was ordered, I got to work on planning the party and making the decorations. I wanted the guests to leave with a remembrance of Grandma Rose, so I made little photo magnets using the same photos I used on the invite. Then I packaged them using clear bags and stapling Cupcake Love Kids Stationery and Looking Linear Confetti to the bags. It was a fun token for the guests to take home and put on their fridge in honor of Grandma Rose.
I bought basic pink paper cups and dressed them up with Pear Tree’s Round Gingham Favor Stickers, personalized with a big 90! Then I recycled some old greetings cards I’d saved by cutting out circles and sewing them together to add some more bright decorations around the house.
My favorite part was sprinkling the Looking Linear Confetti on the tables. My Aunts and Uncles collected the photo confetti and placed them in their wallets as a little keepsake from the party. We also created a book for friends and family to sign or to share a memory, which Grandma Rose got to take home as a keepsake. I made little chalkboards out of some old platters and chalkboard paint, and used one to prompt guests to sign the book.
Overall, I think the party was a huge success. Grandma enjoyed her day completely, visiting with family and friends. My next project is a 1st birthday party for our son, Alex. I’m sure the guest list will be a lot shorter for his party, but it should be just as much fun to plan!
I’m a graphic designer at Pear Tree Greetings. Honestly, I love what I do and have fun doing it! Here are a few other things that make me happy; My husband Ben. My son Alexander Archer. A cool fall day. A conversation with my Grandma. The simple things. Guacamole. Getting inspired on pinterest. Christmastime. Sewing. Plants that need no attention. Being creative. Making others Happy. Our Dog, Duchess. Paper. Sending notes. Memories of my childhood. My spare time is usually spent on taking photos and my passion for photography.