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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Details from the Favorite 45 Birthday Party

Thank you so very much for all your kind comments and lovely wishes regarding the Favorite 45 Party. I spent the morning of my joyeux anniversaire in French class. Afterwards it was a truly lovely day with my two fantastic kids.

When I began planning the party I thought about the age I would be turning… 45 and of course I couldn’t help but think about the 45 records from my youth. I found this vintage image on Pinterest and a party theme was born.

record party

My first stop was the Fashionista’s apartment where I raided her fabulous record collection. I used large 33 records for the placemats and 45 and 78 records were used to create the centerpieces. If you don’t have a record collecting daughter you can find vintage records VERY cheaply at thrift stores and garage sales.

The sweet treats were simply licorice and life savers.

So many of my friends who attended the party did not know each other and I think name tags always help break the ice. In keeping with the Favorite 45 theme I made a corsage record of sorts. It was a cute touch that my friends loved and cost under $5 to make.

I used a 4 inch doilies, 3 inch black cardstock and thin cardboard circles. The cardboard was sandwiched and glued between the doily and black circle to help with stability.

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From the list of those who were attending I looked up songs on the internet that featured their names such as “Jenny” by Little Richard and “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers. I printed the names out on white cardstock and then used a paper punch to create a small hole in the center. This made up the “record label”.

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I attached a peel and stick pin to the back. They are found in the jewelry making supplies for $2.99 for 60~ use a coupon!

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For the party favors I took 5 inch black cardstock circles and stamped  “Thank You” in the center of each “record”. The stamp was found in the Target $1 bin and the white ink in the $1 Michaels bin.

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Two circles were then sewn together leaving a small opening at the top. This was where I filled each record with blue and white York peppermint pieces. I needed just one bag ($2.50) to fill 15 records.  Once filled they were then sewn shut.

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Again, this was a very inexpensive touch that spun the guests right round.

Did you have a records collection as a teen?



miss flibbertigibbet said...

What a clever idea!!! Hope you had the happiest day!

Jen said...

What great ideas and perfect for a grown-up party! I hope you had a very happy birthday and enjoy many more!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such great ideas!!!! Love them!

Liz Hockamier said...

Everything was perfect! Every detail was covered. :)

You ARE the hostess with the mostess.:)


Craftymoose Crafts said...

These were all great ideas. From the minute I could spin them, I collected them! Still have my favs, too!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You always amaze me with how creative you are. Every single detail of the party was well thought out and so cute. I had a ball. Hugs, marty

Vel Criste said...

The details Laura are truly adorable, personalizing each one is what truly made it special!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Laura, so sorry I missed wishing you a VERY Happy Birthday!!
Your record theme is too cute.
Hey, I still have all my 45's in the basement!

Lorrie said...

I'm catching up on posts, so I wish you a belated très joyeux anniversaire! What a fun theme for a party. No, I never had a record collection - had a few cassette tapes but that was it.

Kelley said...

We had children's records as kids-- all the Disney movie music, and many Bible stories as well. My own kids enjoyed them as kids, too. Of course later, the records became audio cassettes. We never owned the eight tracks.

What great ideas! The mint favors look like Make It and Love It's from a few years back. Those made adorable records for sure. And the adorable name tags were a must!

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!

openid said...

Yes, I had and still have my priceless record collection as well as my mother's and grandparents'!
Turning 45 -- what a clever and creative theme!
Your Friend,