Ava Grace's Closet: Celebrating 80
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Monday, April 2, 2012

Celebrating 80

We celebrated our mama's 80th birthday at the house on Saturday night.
Good szechuan and good company made the evening a memorable one.
I've been semi-obsessed with making tissue paper poms for our events recently.
Festive, inexpensive and fun.
I used this tutorial
The amazing cake was made by Marilena at Dazzle Me Cakes. If you are in the Toronto area, I highly recommend giving her a try. 
And deciding what to give the lady who has everything was tough but a necklace from Pendants by Steph with all her grandchildren's names on it made the perfect keepsake. She just loved it :: thanks so much Steph for making it so special!

I think she looks pretty amazing for 80. 
Love that lady right there.
Happy Birthday mama!

The winner of our group giveaway was lucky #7 (we had 105 entries!) :: Congrats to LeAnn from Join The Gossip! I will email you today.


  1. Happy 80th birthday to your sweet mama. I've got to learn how to make your tissue pompoms. They make such a bright focal point.

  2. Aww, Happy 80th to your mom! It looks like it was an amazing party and she is gorgeous!

  3. What a beautiful party! Your mom looks so happy :)

    Everything looks amazing!

    And thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!! So excited to have won.

  4. It all looks perfect! I love the yellow decorations! Happy birthday to your mom! xo

  5. WOW....what a gorgeous party!! awesome job! Happy Bday to your mom:)

  6. you did such a great job!!! Yellow is my favorite favorite color! I have paper poms inn Elisabeth's room ... she loves them :)

  7. She is adorable.
    Good job.
    Love. Love. LOVE the yellow.

  8. You did a great job with the pom poms and decorations, Susan! And yellow - wow, such an amazingly cheerful color, no? Your mom is beautiful and she looks so happy! Thank you for letting me be part of her celebration! :) (and that cake... um, can you send me a piece?! it looks delicious and yet, so dainty!) I love that Ava Grace is in there too.. gotta enjoy Nana's cake now that hers is gone! ;) Happy birthday to your lovely mom. Here's to many more memories!!!

  9. She looks like she's in her element. I love the decor, the cake, and the necklace. I'm sure she will treasure it!

  10. your mom is just adorable!!
    and you did a wonderful job with the decor.. pom poms (especially yellow ones) are just so much fun!:)
    p.s. just love that cute little necklace!

  11. I didn't get a chance to comment yesterday but wanted to say how much I looooove those pom poms, I can't believe you made them! You mom looks gorgeous, hope it was a wonderful day!
    xo K

  12. what a wonderful tribute! 80 years to celebrate and prayers for many more happy years ahead for you all together!

  13. What a special time together! Love the yellow decor, and the precious photos of your mom!

  14. Happy Bday to Momma.. I'm sure you had an amazing time together. Lovely pics and cake..:)

  15. What a wonderful celebration. Love the decorations, the cake looks amazing. That pendent is a beautiful reminder of her grandkids. Happy Birthday to your mom!

  16. Happy 80th to your Momma!! What a beautiful spread!! You did a lovely job with the poms! I will have to learn how to do this... it adds such festivity to your already festive gathering. Great job. Blessings.

  17. What a fabulous party!!!! Everything looks stunning and bright. I love those pompoms - thanks for sharing your secret! Happy 80th birthday to your grandmother.
    Leigh @oneandoneequalstwinfun.com

  18. What a cute setup! I love those necklace/charms with the kids names on it. We bought one for my sister and it is her favorite piece to wear.

  19. How special!! Your decorations are beautiful and so is she. I really like the necklace idea! I know it will be treasured! :)

  20. Hi Susan,

    Happy Birthday to your 'mama' and what a beautiful celebration and table scape you created.

    Thank you so much for your comment on my Monthly Color Challenge. April's color is yellow and we would love it if you linked up on April 20.
    Subscribe to my feed and/or follow me for the updates on the Challenge link. http://kidswonderart.blogspot.com/2012/03/monthly-color-challenge.html for all the details.

    I look forward to seeing you in April.


  21. Happy 80th birthday to your mom!

  22. Happy 80th to Mom! Looked like a lot of fun, and SO beautiful!

  23. Happy Birthday Susan's mama!!

    Your mama is beautiful and certainly does not look 80... the decorations, the CAKE and gift perfect!! You can she the joy in your mama's face. Little Ava looks darling !! xo Blessings ... C. (HHL)

  24. Love the cake....so pretty. And I am bookmarking Pendants by Steph now! I want one so bad and have seen them all over Etsy but really like hers:)) Looks like a wonderful party.

  25. looks like a wonderful celebrations. the decorations are so pretty...and that CAKE! so nice!

    and, btw, i am SO going to take you up on that h&m offer...you might be sorry you offered, hehe.


  26. this looks lovely and LOVE the color scheme! good inspiration for me as I have been wanting to make those poms for awhile now too and my grandmother's 95th birthday brunch is coming up - a perfect time to try! xo


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