Hilarious 60th Birthday Gifts

With my mom’s 60th birthday being around, I have had so much fun putting together different decorations, games, and even gifts. I saw these gifts and I couldn’t pass them up, they are too funny!

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Throw The Perfect 60th Birthday Party

I have had such a fun time planning my mothers 60th birthday party. After all this only happens on in a lifetime. Planning parties is always so fun and great. I do love to plan parties whenever possible. Sometimes I over do the parties, so I had to make sure to not spend a lot of time and money on this party.

My dad was able to get the location and get a mega discount there, so we had the place chosen. I had to plan this party from a far (we live in Cleveland and she lives in Rochester, ny). I had to get some decorations, some prizes for the games, and send out the invitations, etc. I wish I could of did more (finalize the wedding, have more decorations, and get there earlier). But you know life happens.

I wanted this party to have some fun games to play.  So I thought of some fun and different ideas. We played 1958 the price is right (how much did things really cost), trivia in 1958 (what was really happening), and lastly Mary Ann’s favorite.

When you are planning a party, set a budget, we made sure to keep the decorations to a minimum. Part of the problem with this too, was that I couldn’t see what the actual place looked like so I needed to have some creativity happening.

Enjoy our favorite items that we used to plan this 60th awesome party.

For the prizes I chose: Prizes/gifts for games

60th birthday decorations

If I had to go back in time to make some changes I would allow a buffet rather than ordering from a menu. I also would of had a nice photo drop backdrop! But overall I am happy with the way it turned out!

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Turning the BIG 3-0 + Dirty 30 Birthday Gifts

I am turning 30 y’all. Like, this isn’t cool. I am still trying to understand what 30 even means.

My 20’s were good but, honestly, were trial and error. I married young (married for 10 years). During that time my husband has been in the army and I finished my degrees while in and out of jobs… I just wasn’t where I wanted to be. Overall everything was fine, though.

I don’t regret getting married early, but man these years FLEW by. Our 20’s were reserved for love. Honestly, it was all about us. We waited SEVEN years to have a baby because we wanted to be ‘prepared.’ If I could go back, I would totally have him a year earlier.

But, hey, I do not have any complaints. I am glad with the way things worked out. My son was born when I was 27. I had no idea how to be a mom when he was born. We struggled at this point over lots of situations (mono, autism, moves, ear infections, etc.). I had a MID-LIFE CRISIS at about 28. After I ran that course, I knew I had to get my feet back up on the ground.

As I started to see my son grow each year, I thought, “Holy crap, this is amazing, exciting, fun, and depressing all at the same time”. I imagine the years ahead and how he is going to continue developing, how I keep progressing; everything around us is changing. And now we are thinking about retirement and other fun things. LIKE, when did I become an adult!? Do you ever think back and wonder where the time went? I remember celebrating my 21st birthday like it was yesterday. And what a HUGE milestone it was; now we no longer want to celebrate birthdays!

So… I DOVE into being a business owner and going after my dreams. This is my year to shine and break through and put the b.s behind me! I couldn’t find the right job for me. I knew my strengths and weaknesses. I always had a plan but was scared to dive in. I always had the entrepreneurial mindset and always knew what I was capable of achieving. Maybe I waited because I didn’t think someone would take a twenty-something-year-old seriously?? I don’t know. Maybe I needed all these years to gain experience and prepare me. Everything happens for a reason.

Here’s to being 30 and fabulous. Your 30’s stand for career growth. Preach it, work it, get it!  

Take a moment to shop some of my fave festive 30th ITEMS!:

 

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How to Throw a Birthday Party On a Budget

Throwing any type of party can be overwhelming and expensive. It doesn’t have to be though… do you know why? I am a penny-pincher and have found some great frugal finds for you to have a great party for a LOW cost. Every year I throw a nice party for my son, and yet manage to keep the cost down. Plus, you can still invite everyone on your list to come…

  • Create your own food: This seems kinda like “duh”. Make sure to prep the week of the party. There are so many simple recipes such as hamburgers, hot dogs, crockpot (pulled pork, chili), or whatever! Enjoy it. If someone offers to bring a dish, let them. Or even just order pizza and wings. Keep it simple.
  • Host it somewhere for free: Like your house, a park, etc: It doesn’t have to be fancy, guys. Have it where you don’t have to pay an arm and leg. If you need to borrow table and chairs ask around!
  • Have a budget in mind: This is the most important one. Try to really plan around your budget and break down how much to spend on each item.
  • Bake your desserts: Or have a friend bake your goodies, if you know of someone! My sister-in-law works at a bakery, so I always get them for a discounted price. You can make some really great desserts, though, especially searching on Pinterest.
  • Keep gifts simple: Gifts are really overrated. Don’t try to buy it all and buy presents that can be used years later… You know your kid better than anyone else so make sure to get the gifts that he/she will appreciate and enjoy. I also like to make sure to give money whenever possible and put it in their savings account.
  • Cut back decorations to a minimum: Again, your kid isn’t going to get mad if you don’t have all the decorations. If they have a theme for their party, then pick the fun cool stuff and shop around! You can find them for super cheap. I also like to save and reuse items for the next year.

Here are some great decorations to consider for an AMAZING PRICE:

  1. 30-Count Swirl Decorations – Happy Birthday Party Supplies, Party Whirl Streamers, “Happy Bday” Hanging Decorations, Assorted Colors
  2. Over 100 PC Happy Birthday Party Supplies set and Party Decorations All-in-One Pack including Banner, Flags, Foil Party Balloons, Hats,Confetti, Tablecloth and Plates by Joyin Toy
  3. Happy Birthday party decoration pom pom balls felt banner for kids party decorations and adults party decorations 
  4. PartyPlanet Happy Birthday Party Decorations, Happy Birthday Banner, Pink and Gold Girl Birthday Party Supplies, Tissue Pom Poms, Balloons, Dot Paper Garland, Tassels

PS: Make sure you take into account a few people not making it because, well, life happens. You don’t need all that extra food!

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