My husband (Shannon) turned 40 on 3/23 and I wanted to do something special for him. He’s not much into big crowds or large parties, so we kept it simple and invited family over for a tradition of corned beef & cabbage dinner. I sought the help of Laura, over at Eye Candy Event Details for many of the party elements including the cake toppers, candy wrappers and custom poster. Since Shannon works as the Creative Director of our design & photography studio, I thought it would be fun to have some graphics designed just for him. Laura understood what I was asking for and delivered in a very timely manner. She was a joy to work with and really helped me set the scene for this St. Patty’s day theme 40th birthday dinner. I made the pinwheels for the centerpieces (of course!). I found those cute little pots at Target and the Shamrock felt stickers in the dollar bin at Joann’s. I filled the pots with wrapped candy and they made the best centerpieces. 3 small pinwheels per pot & I used 2 pots on my table. The banner was simple & fun to make. I used Heat N’ Bond to adhere it to the cording along with embroidering around the 4 & 0 to give it a finished look. All week long before the party I would reveal a new birthday decor element to Shannon (such as the hanging of the banner or the placement of the framed poster). All in all it was a very special & relaxed birthday celebration. Which basically sums up my dear Shannon’s character as well. Sweet. Uncomplicated. Loved.
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