Party Recap

This was a surprise party for my mother. It was my first hosted event. She definitely does not look like she's going to be 40, so black was not an option. I wanted to emphasize her elegance and femininity using her favorite color, Tiffany blue. This party was enough for 40 guests, and I did it for under $180! All graphics and paper products were designed by myself.


Party Highlights

  • Desserts


  • Activities / Games

    Hot potatoe, signature bingo game (bingo squares say things like "find someone who has never eaten sushi/been out of USA/etc..." The first one to get all of their squares signed wins., musical chairs

  • Budget

    I did it for under $180!

  • Party Favors

    packagesd sugar cookies (I used the same blue sprinkles on the sugar cookies, pretzels, and cupcakes to carry out the theme.)

  • Best Moment

    It was a surprise party, so the surprise!

  • What People Ate

    cucumber-dill tea sandwiches, PB&J tea sandwiches, fresh fruit, chocolate covered pretzels

  • What People Drank

    peach tea, water bottles

  • Most Touching Moment

    I had everyone stand up and introduce themselves, and tell how and how long they've known the guest of honor.



  • Vanesia H

    Vanesia H wrote:

    I love the ideas you had. Can you please send me the templates, but I need it for a 60 birthday party!! Vs_toybox@yahoo.com Thanks

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    Yolanda M wrote:

    I would love the pdf file.

  • Behar Party Designs *

    Behar Party Designs * wrote:

    Very lovely!

  • Tann T

    Tann T wrote:

    Great Job Alexis!! Can you please send me the templates. I will be 40 next year. tandrieka@yahoo.com "THANK YOU"!!!

  • Vanesia H

    Vanesia H wrote:

    Yes please send it to me in pdf. Thanks

  • Fernanda Y

    Fernanda Y wrote:

    Hi I like you to send me the pdf file please!!

  • Laura B

    Laura B wrote:

    Excellent design ideas!. Can you please send me the pdf. Gracias!!! adventuresatgreenare@hotmail.com

  • Eve B

    Eve B wrote:

    Great party, I am planning a Tiffany themed 40th B-day and would love to use your pdf file. Its just what ive been looking for.

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S wrote:

    I would love to have a copy of the PDF files only I need it to be "30". My sister's 30th birthday is coming up and she would love this. Would that be possible? Email at Nsmith2305@aol.com. Thank you!

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    Xime L wrote:

    Love it!!! What link or page did you use to get the printable? I'm planning a forty bday party and need info regarding that. Thank you :)

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    Mokgadi M wrote:

    pls send the printables, love it

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    Lynne M wrote:

    You did a wonderful job and I'm sure your mother was beaming. What a thoughtful idea. Do you still share the pdf/printables? I'm doing something similar for my daughter. If you do, please email to lynne.mota@yahoo.com Thanks

  • Susan C

    Susan C wrote:

    Great job! Thanks so much for offering to share the pdf files. They would really help me with my mother's birthday party. justariver@aol.com

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    Millie B wrote:

    Love all of your ideas. Can you share the pdf @milliebatista01@gmail.com thank you god bless