Throwing a Fabulous 70th Birthday Party at the Last Minute

 I threw a 70th birthday party for my mom at rather the last minute.  Mid- December or so my sister texted me that since it was my mom's 70th this year we should do something to celebrate.  My husband and I were leaving on our cruise the weekend of her actual birthday so I offered to host something New Year's Eve.

That gave me about 2 or so weeks to prepare (thankfully I was all set for Christmas!).  I immediately hopped on Amazon and found some cute and pretty rose gold 70th birthday themed decorations and sent out some e-vites.


 Between my sister, my step-father, and I we all agreed it was best to keep the guest list to just family.  So I settled to working on the menu.  We have lots of new food allergies in our family that I tried to work around while also keeping some of my mom's favorites in mind. 

We settled on:

  • smoked spiral ham and some plain smoked chicken (that my husband offered to cook on the smoker)
  • a baked potato bar with bacon, cheese, chives, sour cream, and butter.
  • steamed broccoli
  • tossed salad with dressings on the side
  • lemon tiramisu
  • cookie tray
We had a few boxes of premade cookie dough I picked up from Alec' school fundraiser that same week we were party planning so I figured I cook up a couple of trays for those that couldn't or didn't want to eat the tiramisu.





The day of the party we decorated a bit. 


Everyone arrived on time and settled right in to play cards until the food was ready; they were having so much fun they pretty much played while they ate! 





She opened her gifts and then we had her dessert; after singing happy birthday, of course!






Comments

  1. Aww Happy Birthday to your Sweet Mama- you did an awesome job- love the decorations and the menu!

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  2. Everything looks great and most importantly, your provided the chance for your family to come together to celebrate your mom!

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    1. Thank you! I did keep that in mind; knowing my mom would care a lot more about family time than any of the details.

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  3. What a fun birthday party for your mom! The decorations are really pretty.

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  4. That's wonderful! Happy birthday to your mother! 70 is definitely a milestone worth celebrating.

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  5. Wishing a joyful birthday to your mother!
    You did a fantastic job with the decorations and the menu – everything looks wonderful!

    Hugs and blessings, Joanne!

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  6. Looks great! Happy birthday to your mom!

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  7. That is so fun, great job! Happy belated to your mom! I am sure she really appreciated having everyone together.

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    1. Aw, thanks! She was thrilled and has been telling anyone who will listen how lucky she was to have us all here to celebrate with her.

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  8. Love it when pulling off something like this in a time crunch. Sometimes its better that way.

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  9. What a fun celebration! Love the rose gold/pink!

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    1. Thanks! As soon as I saw those I just knew she'd love the rose gold.

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  10. Beautiful party! Happy 70th to your mom!

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  11. A lovely celebration! A baked potato bar is a great idea.

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  12. Wow, that's impressive for so little planning time,
    XOOX
    Jodie

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  13. What a sweet celebration! You did a great job with little notice! My Dad turns 70 in April, and we are trying to think of a plan. Super cute ideas, happy birthday to your mom. Love the rose gold!

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    1. Thank you! I had a whole 70's board going on Pinterest but didn't have enough time to do a lot of the stuff I had planned.

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  14. Happy belated 70th to your mom! The decorations and food all look wonderful. I'm betting she enjoyed every minute of it!

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  15. Oh that is so lovely! And what a lovley decorations!

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  16. Happy birthday to your mom and what a great celebration. You did a great job with the planning. The baked potato bar is such a great idea and the decorations are so pretty. x

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  17. Happy Birthday to your mom! She is beautiful!

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  18. Awwww, I love this so much! Happy belated birthday to your Mom!

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  19. What a fun party! I love the rose and gold colour theme.

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