Surprise 50th Birthday Party

50th Surprise Party This 5oth surprise bash wasn’t your typical backyard party! Susan went all out for her husband Jim’s 5oth by surprising him with a night that everyone will remember!

Guests gathered on the tent covered deck for cocktails and horderves while waiting for Jim’s arrival.

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Sarah Sofia Productions

50th Surprise Party

When Jim walked into his backyard he was overwhelmed with emotion to see 120 friends and family members gathered from all of the country underneath the tents!

Taylored Visions

Taylored Visions

The color scheme and décor was a subtle navy and burlap.  In lieu of flowers Susan, the hostess, wanted a more neutral look for her husband’s party and choose centerpieces with rocks and flameless candles with navy and straw craft ribbon.  In addition to the lights strung above the tents we added candles (flameless) around the event space and tiki torches around the pool.

50th Surprise Party

The dinner buffet was plentiful with beef tenderloin sandwiches and chicken lollipops being the favorites.

50th Surprise Party

For dessert, Susan served assorted cakes from Jim’s favorite bakery in Athens, GA.  However, the highlight was when the cigar and scotch bar opened, which are two of Jim’s favorites.

50th Surprise Party

Guests danced the night away while children played in the pool, and all enjoyed the pop up photo booth!

50th Surprise Party

The most important elements of the party for Susan were for guests to feel relaxed, enjoy themselves on the dance floor and come away loving the food.  The party did not disappoint!

Vendor Credits

Event Design & Styling – Sarah Sofia Productions http://www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Photography and pop up photo booth- Taylored Visions, Nicole Taylor http://www.tayloredvisions.com/

Additional photography – Sarah Sofia Productions

Tent, table, chair, & linen rentals – Party Reflections http://charlotte.partyreflections.com

Catering – Triple Crown Caterers http://triplecrowncaterers.com/

 

 

Festive Fall Decorations

 

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Happy fall y’all! I love this time of year, especially with the upcoming holiday fun with family and friends!

This year I decided to add a burlap wreath to my fall and Halloween décor outside.  I used this as a guide I wanted a whimsical wreath for my kids that I can use year round, changing the ornaments with the holidays and seasons.

Gather your supplies from Michael’s or your local crafts store.  You will need a 20″ wire wreath, 2 rolls of  4″ burlap ribbon,  a letter for your family’s initial, and floral wire, which totals $40.

To personalize the wreath, use items you already own or your children’s arts and crafts.  I used a bat my daughter had made, a scarecrow, and chevron burlap ribbon.  To create a little more pop of color I tied an orange ribbon to the pink chevron burlap bow.

The best thing about the wreath besides the price for supplies, is that it took me 30 minutes to make and another 10 minutes to style!

One of the best secrets about decorating is buying a few staple items and reusing them each year in a different arrangement, while adding a few new items.  In my arrangement I love the contrast of the lanterns next to the pumpkins. Add a little glitter to glam up your décor!

Don’t be afraid to mix and match. I have a few orange and white artificial pumpkins that I arrange next to green and multicolored pumpkins.  I also use pumpkins that come in different sizes and shapes to make the arrangement more interesting.

For more fall décor and entertaining inspiration check out our previous posts here and here.

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Fall Decor

Vendor Credits

Styling and photography – Sarah Sofia Productions www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Orange, white, and gold pumpkins – Michael’s

Welcome sign – Target

Burlap ribbon – Michael’s

Chevron burlap ribbon – Hobby Lobby

Wire wreath – Michael’s

Scarecrow – Target

K initial – Michael’s

Lanterns – Ikea