Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Very Festive 70th Wedding Anniversary Party

On March 6th, I had the distinct pleasure of celebrating my granparents 70th wedding anniversary.  I made a banner for the cake table and decided to use the banner in the pages of a pocket album for my grandmother to store the photos of the day.  This is a picture HEAVY post.  I'd apologize, but these are dear treasures to me and I couldn't help but share.  Ack - that is becoming a refrain with me this week!

The daughter of a dear friend of mine designed the invitation (shown on the left page here) and also helped with the layout of the photo collage (shown on the right page here).  They turned out so perfectly, I am grateful to Emily for her assistance in making this day special.

I made ten of the silver glittered "70th" to set on the tables.  I cut out 20 of them and glued the top half together, bending the back version out to act as a "kickstand".  They worked lovely on the tables with some fresh cut flowers and now one of them is stored here as a keepsake.

I also used the image from the invitation to make some tailored napkins for our party.  I think it worked out perfectly with the color scheme.

The book is a pocket album book from Hobby Lobby.  I selected a set of pocket cards to embellish some of the pages, but the idea is that my grandma can simply slide photos in some of the pages and others are more traditional type scrapbook layout pages.

I've had these clear acetate embellishments for years and decided they fit the theme of this book.  Oh my, but they worked perfectly here.

My grandma is very old fashioned.  As such, I couldn't help but add some pearl swirls....

Plus, no party is complete without a party favor. However, I was in Denver, Colorado which is far away from my scrapbox.  I found this idea online and whipped these babies up the day before the party.  The tiny boxes of matches were purchased from the grocery store (10 for 89 cents! woo hoo!) and I printed the framed sentiment onto some kraft paper using my granparent's computer.  I had the presence of mind to bring my paper trimmer which I used to cut the kraft paper and fold around one side of the box of matches, leaving one strike side open.  Some white flowers from a pack out of Hobby Lobby and these favors practically made themselves.

I think they were perfect.  The price was right, the timing was right and the idea was a good match!

We made the paper - I was even featured with a comment.  If you'd like to see photos and read a short bit about it, click here.


  1. Aww... so happy you shared your beautiful work and happy occasion with us, happy 70th anniversary to your grandparents!

  2. Aww! I love it! 70 Years together wow! I love the album you made for them and the clever party favors! TFS

  3. You did a terrific job; I love the book you created; it will be comleted with photos of a wonderful day. A precious keepsake. You have been busy; I love the favros you creted; very stylish and perfect for this day. I can see why you were in the paper; and you totally deserved it!

  4. This is so beautiful! WOW congrats to your Grandparents 70 years! TFS


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?