Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Surprise 30th Birthday Party for Michael
"Life Begins at 30"

Personalized parties are the best, and this surprise 30th birthday party theme was inspired by the guest of honor's wise and older friend, who always says, "Life Begins at 30." 

Birthday Turning 30 Ideas

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.

30th Birthday Supplies

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.

30th Party Themes Birthday

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.

30th Party Decorations Ideas

Here are two shots of the "Happy 30th Birthday" pennant banner I created for Michael, as part of the 30th party decorations.

30th Birthday Decorations

30th Birthday Party Ideas

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.

30 Birthday Ideas

The bright and cheerful 30th birthday cake was designed by a local baker in Albany, GA, to match the party plates.

30th Birthday Cake

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." 

30th Party Ideas Birthday

Some of the goodies included Big League Chew, Pop Rocks, Ring Pops, and Pixy Sticks. 

Candy  Buffet Bar

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!

Candy Bar Ideas

Candy Buffet Jars Containers

Candy Buffet Ideas

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.

Candy Buffet Pictures 30th Birthday

Here are some close-up shots of the signs that I designed for the candy buffet.

Candy Buffet Labels

Candy Buffet Signs

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
Button Pin
"Life Begins at 30" Thank You Stickers for Candy Buffet Boxes

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