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Saturday, January 14, 2012

90 Years Young

Yesterday was my mom's 90th. birthday and today is her birthday party!  I've been working on the party on and off for the past couple of weeks.  It will be held at the senior apartment building she lives in, there will be a mix of family and her friends from the apartments in attendance today.  I hope she loves what we've put together to help her celebrate.  My mom is not a fussy sentimental person so there was no room for a lot of "foo foo"  at this party.

I decided to use the weather as my theme, thinking there will be tons of snow so why not work with it.  We are very limited as to what we can do in the community room at the apartments where the party is to be held so I decided that everything would be done in white.  I'll post some pictures of the tables sometime next week but today I'm showing you the take away gift for those who attend the party.  Its just a little something suited for the weather today.

I found this idea on where else... Pinterest and knew it was just what I had been looking for. Hot Chocolate on a stick I had already put the little gift boxes together and knew that eventually I'd find just the right little something to put inside.

I purchased little white boxes at the Dollar store in the wedding stuff.  I think they were a dollar a dozen,  can't beat that price.  Since I was using snow and white as my theme I cut out several different styles of snowflakes on my Cricut to decorate the front of the gift boxes.

On the back I again used the Cricut to cut out the words THANK YOU.

Next came the Hot Chocolate on a stick.  The directions to make these cute little gems is on the link above so I won't repeat it but here is what they looked like before going into the little gift box.

Since half of those in attendance today will be in their 80's and 90's I had to print the directions in a larger font that I would have liked so when I attached them to the stick they kind of overwhelmed them.  When I put them in the actual box I put the directions facing the back so at least from the front you don't see much of this.

There will be one of these little boxes at each of the place settings today for everyone to take with them.  Its snowing outside and this I think will be the perfect gift for everyone to enjoy in remembrance of mom's big day.

Happy 90th. birthday Mom!


Paula said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

These treat boxes are the perfect favor and I can imagine that everyone coming is going to love them.

Tricia said...

What a great idea for a party favor! Your little boxes are darling, and I know your mom's guests will be charmed! I know it will be a special day for you AND your mom. My father-in-law turns 90 in September, so we're also starting to think about how to celebrate.

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! What a blessing to have had her in your life for so long.

Love the snowflake theme, and now I need to see how to make that cocoa on a stick. That looks so cool!

NanaDiana said...

Miss Char- What a lovely treat for your Mom and her friends. I hope she is just delighted with the whole ado. Wish her a Happy Birthday....what a good daughter you are to do this. xo Diana

Designs on 47th Street said...

Char, I know your mother enjoyed her birthday. How kind of you to have this celebration for her and her friens and family. Hot chocolate on a stick sounds like great fun! I have pinned it now too. You are so creative with your little machine!

Nancy's Notes said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! Great party favors, so clever! I love your header, it's just beautiful. I'm so happy I found your blog!