Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Enjoying the Ride" 60th Birthday Party



I've always been a daddy's girl.  There is no doubt about that.  So, when my step-mom asked me to help out with my dad's 60th birthday party...of course, I was thrilled.  She came up with the wonderful BBQ menu and I was in charge of cupcakes and decor.  We wanted to do a theme that wasn't the usual "over the hill", something fun.  My dad's newest hobby his riding his motorcycle.  Perfect!!  I came up with "Enjoying the Ride".  I used speed limit signs, motorcycles, and other road signs to signify is wonderful ride to 60.  The party went off without a hitch and it was a night full of family, laughter, and great food!!
Me and my handsome dad before the party



The cupcakes - ready to be devoured
  

Oreo Stuffed Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream Frosting (printable recipe) & Neapolitan Cupcakes with brownie bottom, strawberry cake, and vanilla buttercream (printable recipe)



My dad and my hostess step-mom
Greeting poster - I covered posterboard with wrapping paper and decorated it
The cupcake picks I made.  I created my own printables from clipart.   
Click HERE for the FREE printables. 
The utensils all wrapped up and awaiting the guests

This party was featured on:
 The REAL Housewives of Riverton
One Creative Mommy
This party is linked up to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!

22 comments:

  1. It was a blast. Thanks for teaming up with me!

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  2. Your cupcakes are so cute! What a great way to celebrate your dad's birthday. :)

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  3. What a clever idea for a 60th birthday party! Love it. :-)

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  4. What a wonderful party and I love the cupcakes. You are lucky to have a great relationship with your dad.

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    1. Thanks, Christin. Yes, I am a lucky girl!! Nichi

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  5. I love it, what a great idea for a 60th birthday theme! Looks so much fun.

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    1. Thanks, Angela. It was really fun to plan for my dad. Nichi

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  6. Fantastic ideas! I'll be saving this idea for later. . . although my hubby is turning 40 this year! I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

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    1. Thanks, Heidi. I appreciate the wonderful comments. Nichi

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  7. I love your decorations and the cupcakes look delicious.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Joanne

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  8. Those cupcakes are fantastic!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  9. How unique! I have never seen anything like it.

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  10. Great party! Love the picks and the cupcakes. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Michelle

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing at Heavenly Treats Sunday!Great decorations on those cupcakes! Wonderful!

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  12. This is such a wonderful idea for a party! Thank you for sharing at mommy's sweet confessions, I am featuring it on my sweet links spotlight today. See you in a bit for todays link party!

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  13. That's an awesome idea and the cupcakes look delicious! Thanks for linking up at my party :)

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  14. What a great party! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you be back this week with more great stuff!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  15. Cute party! Thanks for linking up to our Kitchen Fun & Crafty Friday link party!

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