This last weekend we celebrated my mother-in-laws 70th birthday by throwing her an open house. I experienced a lot of stress last week, but it all paid off when over 150 people came through our house to wish her a happy birthday.
My sister and I did all the food. We did a variety of simple yet elegant finger foods.
I searched for a fun but classy way to decorate for a 70th birthday. I didn't have much luck. In the end I came up with these banners which I hung in a few places. I think they have the vintage party feel I wanted without being childish. I'll show you how I did them later this week.
Of course we had to have lots of pictures up. I took down all of our own pictures and covered the walls with hers. Some were framed and others just matted with black poster board. I used cloth picture hangers upside down to hang pictures on our window shades and adhesive putty for everything I hung on the walls.
I'm lucky enough to have a mother who can do flowers when I need them. She did this great arrangement for the food table.
It was a great day. I hope I have as great friends and family to celebrate with when I'm 70.
Sorry for the low quality pictures, the lighting wasn't great and I was busy being hostess.