Sunday, August 12, 2012

GG's 98th Birthday - A Few of My Favorite Things

What will this day be like, I wonder?

It was fabulous!  No raindrops on roses in site, it was a beautiful day!  We celebrated my grandmother's 98th birthday this weekend with "A Few of My Favorite Things" theme.  My mom was my fact finder, helping me get all my grandmother's favorite things documented.  She has alot!  It was a treat finding out things we didn't know.  For instance, I didn't know she collected arrowheads when she was younger or that her favorite candy bar was a Baby Ruth.

When family and friends arrived, they wrote a favorite thing about the birthday girl on post-it notes, in the shape of an "H" - her initial.  These notes will go in her memory book.  My cousin, Gerlinda, played the guitar, and we all sang, "These are a Few of My Favorite Things" to her.  Most of the great-grandchildren didn't know this song, so they all learned something new! 

We did have a day full of the sound of music, fun and laughter...Great memories, and looking forward to many more!

I made all the printables, signs and tablescape, my inspiration was from "favorite things" I already had.  For instance the chevron fabric, was the inspiration for the design of the invite and used throughout the printables.

My first attempt at a ruffle cake.

Family and Friends wrote their favorite thing about the birthday girl.

My GG - being "Maria" - Yes, it was a wonderful day!
Linking to Birds Party
The Purple Pumpkin Blog Link Party


  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely! I did a small party for my grandpa's 80th recently and it was a favorite things theme too! Except manly! LOL. Such a beautiful party! And a beautiful birthday girl!

  2. Thank you Brittany, this was a fun theme, so sweet to do it for your grandpa too!

  3. Love, love, love!! What a beautiful party for a special lady. Stopped by via Bird's Party Link Party xx

  4. Oh, what a beautiful party! Love yellow and pretty! You have created such lovely details - what a memorable day!

    1. Thank you Susan, it was alot of fun, and everyone loved reading the favorites!

  5. Oh wow! I just love this! Your grandmother looks awesome for her 98th birthday, having the time of her life!

    I love the colours you chose, and the theme is darling.

    I would love to invite you to share this at my link party at The Purple Pumpkin Blog. Look forward to seeing you there! xoxo

    1. Hi Michelle,
      I hope I can be like my grandmother when I am 98! Thank you for your sweet comments, I just linked up on you blog, thanks for the invitation!

  6. This is such a fun and memorable theme, I LOVE it and all the printables are fabulous!! Thanks for letting me share :-)