This is what it looks like when a surprise 40th birthday vomits on your kitchen table.
My sweet friend Susan turned forty at the end of June. A group of us conveniently decided to be busy, sick or otherwise engaged on her actually birthday so we could shower her with love a few days later with a party. She was very surprised. I love it when a good surprise actually gets pulled off without a hitch.
I was asked to decorate and decided to go girly, girly since Susan loves pink. I didn’t get any pictures of the actual party, but instead snapped this one photo of my table about a half hour before I left to go set it all up.
I sat in my basement the week before crafting all sorts of paper flowers while watching North & South.
Susan and I both LOVE cupcakes. Of course cupcakes were offered at the party, so I made a sign as part of the décor and for Susan to take home afterwards.
Along with the cupcake sign and flowers, I had a few funny forty-year old quotes for everyone to enjoy:
We all decided that instead of buying individual gifts for Susan, we would go in on a reading chair for her room. Everybody put their cards in this antique bird cage which I frouffed up with the millions of hair flowers Hannie B has stashed in her room. It was lovely!
I’m so glad I was asked to be a part of planning Susan’s party. She’s an amazing friend and I hope she knows how much I love her!