last month (excuse the lower case, apparently i'm in that kind of mood) i had a surprise anniversary party for my parents. their 50th will be Dec. 23, 2016 but 1. NO way NO how i'm trying to hold a party like that around Christmas and 2. mom's dementia is progressing quickly and in two years, i'm not sure she'd enjoy seeing friends and family anywhere near as much. so.
i LOVE LOVE LOVE sei's "field notes" line and have accumulated more of it than i care to admit. some of it i picked up for 25sheets/$5 so who can blame a girl?!
There were the invites and the jars I already posted about:
Then there were the favor boxes with butterfly attracting wildflower seeds in them:
And the banner (unfortunately the colors were lost in this photo.)
There's also an album I made for them that has pictures of them as children, wedding photos, and photos from the party. It also has a notes to them from the most of the invitees and pictures of those folks, most with mom and/or dad in the photos with them. When I sent the invites, I also sent cards for them to write the notes on and a request for photos of them, preferably with mom and/or dad in it also. It makes for a great after-party remembrance.