Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Birthday Party Part I

Grace, elegance, and pure kindness dwell within my mother. She celebrated her 80th birthday in my home with  75 friends and relatives. 

I luuuuv these tissue paper puffs. You can find them at Prost to the Host on etsy. The come flat and folded, and it's a party in itself pulling out the tissue paper pieces and foofing them up!  They are the perfect decor for a birthday celebration.

I hung turquoise and peacock blue puffs in the sunroom above the guestbook table. The peacock blue is my FAV color, but they are all flouncy, foofy and fun. 

The puffs in the dining room are white, light blue, and pale turquoise. These babies will stay up for awhile. I can't bear to take them down.

Here's a little sneak peek (above) of the food and favors. You will have to wait for Part Two!

Happy Birthday Mom!  

Blessings to all of you,


Floss said...

Blue, blue, blue! That would be my dream party decor! Many happy returns to your mother.

Little Lovables said...

it looks so cute!

Connie said...

Beautiful, Ele! I love the blues and hope your mom is doing well with all that frivolity, sugar!

Monica said...

Oh I love it and I am sure your mom did too! Poms are so fun and versatile! WE are in the stages of making a garland for my neighbors little girls bedroom.
Cant wait to see the rest ..oh love the blues you chose :)

Katrina said...

Oh wow! They look great and the colours are funky!!

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, how pretty these puffy party decor are! The colors are beautiful! I would leave them up too. Your table looks delish! Happy Birthday to you Mom!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lori said...

those tissue paper puffs are fantastic!!! Happy Birthday to your Mom:)

debi said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!!

Your home, and decorations look wonderful. Love the gorgeous blues!

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Birthday to your Mother, Ele.
I love the pretty blue paper puffs and the table looks great.


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Unknown said...

Ele, everything looks so beautiful.
I know your Mom had to be feeling so happy. Can't wait to see the rest of the pics. What a wonderful day for you all.

June said...

Ele, I love what you said about your mother. That in itself is a gift to her I'm sure. Your decorations really make me want to see more.

Farmchick said...

Love it! I hope your Mom had a great day. How are you??? I am running like mad......

Hope you are doing well.

Alison Gibbs said...

Happy Birthday to your Mother.
Love the party decorations.

Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

Oh, wow! I love, love, love the blue poofs! I don't think I'd ever take them down.

Kai said...

OOOOOOOH! The poof & puffs are GREAT! I'd leave them up, too! And I can't wait to see more bd photos! You DID get lots of your mommy, right?

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! Those tissue paper balls look like fun!

~TattingChic ♥

Jennifer said...

Ele the blues are all so pretty!Happy birthday to your Mom.Can't wait to see more pics.The foods look yummy!Hugs,Jen

Dapoppins said...

Wonderful! I am sure your Mom was so delighted.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Ele, everything looks BEAUTIFUL! Love the color combinations. Love the beadboard, too! Can't wait to see more! BTW, is that a pic of your mother on the accent table?

Love you,
Angelic Accents

The Urban Chic said...

Big Happy Birthday Wishes to your mom, Ele. I finally have dial-up and it is slow but better than nothing.
Oh those puffs bring back happy memories of high school when we made thousands to adorn our floats for Homecoming, only half puffs to resemble flowers.
I adore the little scrubs and the kiddies are so cute in them. Can't wait to see the rest of the decorations. I am sure your mom will enjoy her birthday. My 60th went by in August with no affair of any kind. Have a wonderful day. Love and hugs, Pat

Anonymous said...

Oh Happy Birthday to your mom!! Everything is gorgeous......I'm going back to check out more :) Tell that babydoll mom of yours to have the happiest some chocolate for me....and have her eat some for me too :) lol

Happy Fall!