Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mom and Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary Party

On June 11, 2010 my parent's celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  My brother's and I, along with our spouses and children, planned a party to recognize their special day.  We invited about 120 friends and family and almost all of them were able to attend! 

We decided to keep the decorations simple and elegant, so we used gold, silver and white for our color scheme.  My girlfriends and I had so much fun making 50 of these tissue paper flowers to hang from the ceiling.  Here is a close up of the flowers, I think they turned out really pretty.  I found a great tutorial here.

This is the table we had set up at the entry way.  My friend Karen spray painted branches from her yard with gold spray paint and then we hot-glued silver and white doves to the branches.  We had guests sign this great Happy Anniversary plate I found one day at TJ Maxx.  By the end of the night it was full of signatures!

This is me at the Dessert Buffet.  I made Vanilla Oreo Truffles, Cookie Dough Truffles, Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting, Strawberry Cupcakes, Vanilla Cupcakes and Lemon Cupcakes.  Recipes to come soon!
My sister-in-law, Michelle, made the delicious mini cheesecake squares. 

We used some of the tissue paper flowers to hang from more gold branches at the food table to make it more festive.
We served shrimp platters, mini country ham biscuits, meatballs, boneless chicken strips, cheese & crackers, fruit trays with dip, veggie trays with dip, spinach dip served in a bread bowl and texas caviar with tortilla chips.  My two sister-in-laws and I did all of the food ourselves.  My fantastic friends, Karen, Kristy and Bekka helped us serve drinks, replenished the empty serving plates and helped us clean up.  Aren't friends wonderful!

This is my nephew Peyton, after he was accused of eating five cookie dough truffles.
Who me?

The night was so fun and my parents had a great time dancing and visiting with friends and family.
They are wonderful parents and we love them so much! 
Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad.


  1. Awesome! You guys did a terrific job! Everything looks great!

  2. What a beautiful party! looked beautiful...that dessert buffet looks amazing :)

  3. A stunning display! I love your blog, and I'm not ashamed to admit I copy many, many of your ideas! :)

  4. wow now that is a party i would love to be at! you did a fabulous job with the decor! yahoo...

  5. Oh I adore this party.

    Happy 4th of July!

  6. Such a wonderful party! I know your parents were so appreciative of all the behind the scenes preparations as well as precious family to do this for them. I'm waiting for recipes! :-)

    Have a blessed week ~


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