Last week we threw my oldest sister Jenny a surprise party for her 40th birthday! We wanted something different than the traditional "Over the Hill" stuff, so we went with "Prehistoric But Not Extinct" as the theme, and decorated with lots of fun animal prints. She was SO surprised and we had a great time!
My mom set the food area up and added a bunch of fun animal print decorations. We put the cupcakes in zebra & leopard print liners from Micheal's, and I made cupcake toppers that said "Happy Birthday Jen!", "Prehistoric but not Extinct", and "40".
personalized water bottle labels! Here are the ones I made for her party.
Like I mentioned, Jenny was SO surprised. Here she is right after coming in and seeing us all in the kitchen. It took her awhile to realize what was going on. Then she kept saying if she had known, she would've at least gotten ready. I thought you looked cute though Jen! :)
Of course she had to get lots of Manny time. He was her sidekick for most of the night. :)
We made her a memory book that I completely forgot to take pictures of at the party, so I had her send me a few. Here we are looking at it at the party after we gave it to her.
I bought an 8x8 zebra print album at Hobby Lobby, and cut out "Jen is 40" with my Cricut to put on the front of the album. I designed pages to insert that were framed with animal print also. I did a page for each family member - one side had a picture of us with Jenny, and the other side had a note from each of us about favorite memories, what we admire about her, etc.
I LOVE this picture of Jenny with my parents.And can you find yours truly here? Don't I just look like a little terror? :)
Here are a few pictures of Manny socializing...cheesing it up with one of Jen's best friends Janee', then hanging with my dad.