My mom retired last year in February so we threw here a party! I made the invite which I shared HERE with you all and I am sharing today the rest of the decorations that I created for my mom's party. I also have listed some of the decorations in my Etsy Shop. I do party invites along with decorations for any occasion all the time. If you need invites, decorations and etc lets talk email me I love making items for your special occasion!
I did a fiesta theme and I used the retired Bundle Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set & Fiesta Time Framelites. The stamp set is retired now however you can purchase the Fiesta Time Framelits from the clearance rack from Stampin' Up!.
These framelits work great for party decorations without the stamp set!
I made retirement advice cards for the guests to fill out. First I designed the wording to print out on Whisper White card stock. Then cut them down and at the top stamped the flower. I rotated the colors Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo. Then I adhered the Whisper White card stock to Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo card stock alternating them with the stamped color on the Whisper White card stock. The perfect fiesta colors!
I designed a Fiesta Retirement Advice sign in Photoshop for the retirement advice cards. Then printed it out onto Whisper White card stock and slid it into a sign holder. I have a digital version of this listed in my Etsy Shop too.
Here is how the set up looked like. I found the wood box at hobby lobby.
Next was the table decorations:
I went to the Party Store and Hobby Lobby and found table runner in the colors I needed; picked up silverware, cups, tulle, colored glass rocks and paper doilies to match the fiesta colors.
I found these signs a long time ago and finally used them for something. lol
I painted the wood on this one with pink. Using my Silhouette I cut out the wording and added it to the board. At the top I diecut out card stock that I had stamped on using the Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set & Fiesta Time Framelites and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. I used Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise for my colors.
These I created for the beverage table and we did Taco in a bag for the food. The Beverage sign I painted in orange. Using the Silhouette I cut out the words and cactus and adhered them to the board. With the Fiesta Time Framelites and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine I die cut out Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise card stock and adhered them to the boards. The Taco In Bag Sign I painted Turquoise. Using the Silhouette I cut out the words and cactus and adhered them to the board. These were so fun to create!
I made some Tassel Garland to go on the front of the tables. I love making these they are always so fun to look at when they are completed.
For the guest tables I made these succulent and cactus table decorations. I found some large paper doilies in the fiesta colors I picked and placed each one onto the doily and then put them on the tables with some colored glass rocks and tulle.
Then for my last decoration I made to vases of faux flowers. I love making flower arrangements and these sure were great for winter in MN. lol
Pinterest did get me into trouble because I found some frosting decorations that I wanted to do. lol I wanted to make cakes and cupcakes to look like cactus with frosting. Of course I have never done frosting on this level before I am the gal open the frosting container and smear it on with a knife. lol My Aunt thank goodness came and helped me she is amazing at decorating cakes and etc.
The cupcakes turned out so cute I thought.
My Aunt did a great job with the cake!
Here are some of pictures of the set up. Pictures didn't turn out my camera guy was in a hurry to get to the food ;) he didn't want to miss out on the cupcakes since I wouldn't let him have one the day before. lol
Retirement Advice Table
I made a punch I found too on pinterest.
Close up of the cakes and cupcakes.
Our Family Pictures, were missing a few people but thankful for who could join us!
Our immediate family
This one is of my mom's brother's family.
We had fun and thankful for all the people who came to celebrate my mom's retirement!
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