In honor of my mother’s upcoming birthday, I decided to throw a surprise party in her honor! Since she’s just the best, I needed to come up with a list of Adult Birthday Party Themes. After narrowing down the list, I came up with the perfect one – baking! As you may remember, my mom makes the most amazing cakes! She has made them (and sold many) during my life and the “sweetness” of the theme made it a perfect fit.
I started with a Party411 staple, a custom caricature invitation. I incorporated my red, pink, teal and white theme into the invitation and I think it turned out great!
Then it was time to plan the details. I had far too much fun looking for delicious baking theme ideas for the party. I couldn’t have been happier with the final result. Take a look!
Seating cards were mini rolling pins that I found online, attached to a card with the seating information. I added a fun sign and a framed copy of the invitation. (Don’t forget to show off the invitation if you’re having a surprise party – it’s the first time the guest of honor gets to see it!)
One afternoon I told my Mom I wanted to borrow her photo album of her cakes to show someone here at work. Totally oblivious…she handed it over and I scanned tons and tons of her cakes and created a photo book as a sign in book. It was filled with the cake photos and guests signed all the pages. She LOVED it.
I loved how the tables turned out. I borrowed these GORGEOUS cupcake stands. I created cupcake wrappers in my event colors using my scrapbooking Cricut cutting machine. They took forever, but turned out great on the stands and really dressed up the cupcakes. (The cupcakes I ordered from my local grocery store – as easy as can be.)
Notice the tiny baking cups on the table? Those were filled with toppings (in the event colors, of course) for the cupcakes. M&Ms, sprinkles, white chocolate chips and more. The kids at the party especially liked this touch.
So, that’s all the décor. On to the big question, was she surprised? Take a look – you tell me…
The party was fantastic. My mom was shocked and thrilled and everyone loved all the small details. I didn’t stop smiling for days after! When planning your next party, make sure to check out our other Milestone Birthday Party Ideas for more inspiration.