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    Party favors for Mom's 80th

    Risë
    Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:44 pm
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    Hi all.

    Hey my Mom will turn 80 in October. I am throwing her a party at a very nice restaurant in Denver (she lives in CO). We'll have a cocktail/app/happy hour get together the Friday night before and then the next night the musical dinner.

    Many a family member will be coming in from all over the US. I would like to get some things printed up, like coasters, candies, fun things to have on the tables as well as give a ways (party favors). I am having a hard time finding places to buy such "imprinted" items.

    Do you have any suggestions of what to use as well as perhaps where to buy? I am in Texas but as you all know,
    the internet is a plethara of goodies (just none that I have come across have delighted me as yet). So any ideas would be awesome!

    Thanks ahead of time!
    Antifreesz
    Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:31 pm
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    I through a huge party for my fathers 75th in '04. I used the local Minute Man Press printing shop for the invites that were a photo of my dad's high school graduation and on the back a faded photo of all us "kid" all done in a sepia tone. I used the internet for most of the decor and party favors-even with shipping it was a better deal. For favors I used a photo from his college graduation and had them made into stickers and put them on Home Interior candles, the ladies liked that:) I also had wine tags made for small Luna wine bottles, I used Luna because I like the wine icon_lol.gif and the bottles are different bright solid colors. For the table it was photo confetti-I used several different age ranges of my dad mixed in with the regular confetti and ones that said age to perfection...I got the photo confetti, tags and stickers online and I don't recall what sight but I recall doing a ton of searching to get what I liked-that was the hardest part!
    I asked everyone if they could scribble a little story or memory down or call me with one. I wrote those stories down (I found out a lot more than I wanted to know icon_eek.gif ) printed them on festive paper about index size and put them on the tables too and Happy Birthday lottery scratch offs. I hope I helped.
    Have a great time!!!!!
    Claire
    Risë
    Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:22 pm
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    Claire,

    Thank you so much for all the info. Those are some great ideas. You are correct, there is a plethara of web sites and trying to narrow down is difficult at best. The other hard part is they tend to be geared towards weddings and not birthdays.

    I love your idea about the stories. This will be great and everyone will have time. the party is in October but I have already sent a "save the date" and next week I'm sending more details, hotels and such so I will ask all to e-mail or snail mail me some stories they have.

    Thank you again and if you happen to think of that site, let me know.
    Ricky Tailor
    Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:51 am
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    Though this post is already old, I still want to give my own thought with regards to the matter. This is wonderfull and entertainment ideas for me.
    how to celebrate 80th birthday party. It represents a celebrant's lifetime achievement.Thanks for sharing nice information!

    Edited to remove link.
    KimmieCat
    Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:01 pm
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    Antifreesz wrote:
    For the table it was photo confetti-I used several different age ranges of my dad mixed in with the regular confetti and ones that said age to perfection...I got the photo confetti, tags and stickers online and I don't recall what sight


    I was going to suggest this myself, I saw the idea on Martha Stewart.

    Plus, I went to a milestone party once and the host passed around a Anne Geddes year-long date book and asked everyone to write a birthday message or share a funny story on their birthday. Since it was a book meant for making appointments it offered enough space for everyone to write a message to the birthday gal.

    Hope you have a wonderful time!

    KimmieCat
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