This is nothing spectacular by any means, but it was fun.
I threw an impromptu 60th birthday party for my mom. We are talking from a thought to the event in 24 hours! We had missed her birthday the week before because she was still very weak from the bad case of walking pneumonia she has had for what seems like the entire month of January. She was feeling better and my aunt let me know she was taking her out to dinner. I decided we would decorate my aunt's house while they were gone and have a dessert bar after their dinner. I only had 24 hours to pull this baby off and so the decoration are not stellar, but at least we surprised my mother and celebrated her momentous birthday. 60 is a big deal and I couldn't just let it slip by without telling her she was special. Most of my time was used up calling people and baking cupcakes. It was mostly just family and a few neighbor friends, very small and casual. I think if it had been planned longer, someone would have blown the surprise.
We had chocolate cupcakes with a simple buttercream frosting and silver sprinkles and also a salted caramel cupcakes (from Joy's Hope, you can find the recipe HERE), YUM. Mom has recently been through a lot and I didn't want to really focus on the "you're older than dirt" aspect and make everything black. We added a little bit of color and tried to put some silver in it to make it a little more festive.
We also gave her a portrait of the Salt Lake Temple that I made from Poppyseed Projects. I have to say thank you to my hubby for "helping". I had run out of time to do everything and asked him to take the ribbon and make a bow to put on the picture. Men just do things differently as you can see in the photo.