Michael is the husband of my best friend, Jessica, so of course, I was thrilled to design party supplies for his surprise 30th birthday party that tied in with the "Life Begins at 30" theme and with the Party City design below.
Tip: I always think it's a good idea to have some extra decor items on hand like these mini "Life Begins at 30" signs or table confetti to fill in any areas that need a little extra oomph at an event.
I had fun designing this over-the-top button pin for Michael. Nothing says, "I'm the guest of honor!" like a giant crazy button pin, right?! I got ideas for how to create it from this post on the Paper and Cake blog.
Here are two shots of the "Happy 30th Birthday" pennant banner I created for Michael, as part of the 30th party decorations.
I love the little detail of including the year 1980, the year Michael was born, in the 30th birthday decorations. Jessica and her friend Angela found these at Joann Fabrics after much searching. Apparently, wooden numbers aren't as easy to find as letters.
The bright and cheerful 30th birthday cake was designed by a local baker in Albany, GA, to match the party plates.
The real focal point of the party was this candy buffet. I created another banner to hang above the candy bar that said, "Treats from Michael's Childhood."
Some of the goodies included Big League Chew, Pop Rocks, Ring Pops, and Pixy Sticks.
What I like most about this candy buffet is that the majority of the containers and candy were found at Dollar Tree. You've got to love that!
Angela, who hosted the surprise party at her house, is crafty and created this "80's Treats" sign to look like a lollipop, which was great for adding height to the display.
Here are some close-up shots of the signs that I designed for the candy buffet.
Jessica, thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photos from Michael's surprise 30th birthday party! I wish we could have been there to celebrate with you guys.
Featured Handmade Items by Belly Feathers
Pennant Party Banners
"Life Begins at 30" Mini Freestanding Signs
Candy Buffet Stick Signs
Candy Buffet Tie-on Signs
Candy Buffet Mini Freestanding Signs
"Life Begins at 30" Thank You Stickers for Candy Buffet Boxes