The inspiration for the decor was this gorgeous fuschia dress that Mimi wore as a bridesmaid's dress sometime in the 50s.
I also used a lot of vintage photos of Mimi; on the cupcakes, the embellished posters, and around the room.
And a TON of tissue paper flowers. These are very retro to me - like prom decor from the 50s.
Did you know you could order large photo prints from Staples for only $4.99? You have to choose "engineering prints", ignore the many warnings that this is NOT a photo grade option, place your order, and pick them up in store! Files that were originally professional-grade, high-quality prints work the best.
Mom made the amazing desserts; including Almond Joy Cheesecakes and Hawaiian Pineapple cupcakes.
For the cupcake picks (originally seen on Empress Stationery), I used some of the hundreds of photos I've scanned onto our computer over the years. I cropped all of the photos to be about 2.5"x2.5", then I arranged them in rows in a Word document, and printed them on cardstock. Then I used my 2" circle punch to cut them all out, mounted them on pink circle cut-outs, attached toothpicks, and that was it. All for the cost of a pack of pink cardstock. ; )
Love that beehive!
Here's more engineering prints. After picking them up from Staples, I put them in lightweight poster frames and had some fun embellishing each with tissue paper flowers and tassels.
Mimi and Pappap on a trip in Ocean City, NJ.
The birthday girl!
Mimi with Cheryl, the woman to whose wedding Mimi wore the fuschia dress.
I found out at the party that it was actually a "rainbow wedding" where all the bridesmaids wore different colors.
They said that was all the rage then.
Happy Birthday, Mimi! So glad I could spend it with you!
Party Styling: Kara Hallead
Photography: Faith Scheuerman
Desserts: Carol Scheuerman
Photo prints: Staples
Vintage Items: Charlotte Sprenkle
Cupcake Stand: Pier 1 Imports