"Surprise" 75th Birthday Party "Part One" The set up
I realized early this year that our father was turning 75. We knew that this would be a big deal to him and us. A couple decades ago we lost him to a major heart attack, they worked and worked on him for hours before he passed. They made the choice to stop and fill out a death form. Well he was not done! at that point he started pulling off all the leads, cords and sat up... surprising everyone. While in the recovery room he told our mother that his father told him it was not his time and he had more work to do. His dear father had been gone for around ten years or so at that point. We feel blessed to have more time with our very loved father. So since February I have been planning this event for us... It really felt more like a planning a wedding event lol but I really enjoyed the process. I had help from all my siblings and I think in the end a wonderful time was had by all! Especially our father.
A banner in the 50's theme
I took one of the pictures of my father and made napkin rings for the silverware. This picture brought back memories for my father... well I guess the whole party did lol but it was a talking point... not that he needed one! He is so cute making laps around the room talking to everyone
We had a Sundae bar and below a banner of the prices of food in the 40's. (we had to use painters tape to hang it so it looks weird, they would not let us use clear tape as it peels paint off the walls)
And then around the room I had scene setters, that's the checkered wall paper. Then going all around the room are 75 facts from the year 1940. The top had then, and the bottom had facts from now