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This party was for my husband’s sweet Grandmother, Roberta who turned 90 this Summer. My mother-in-law envisioned lots of bright floral garden-style decor mixed with a pool side feel, so I did just that. We rented the pool deck at the Historic Santa Maria Inn in Santa Maria, CA and I was assisted by their Event Coordinator, Stephanie Purple, with set up. This party was incredibly fun to shop for with all of the great colors and girly touches. I really wanted to create something with a “90″ in it to honor such a special age so I crafted (from muffin size cupcake tins) one to be the main table centerpiece. I ombred it pink with spray paint and the entire thing cost me $8 and took about an hour from start to finish. My friend Hannah Henry and I worked on the branches that surrounded it, they are made of of scrapbook paper, cut in to leaves with floral wire sandwiched in between them. This was tedious but costs next to nothing if you have even just small scraps of scrapbook paper lying around!
The graphics really made the table pop, from the pennants to the cupcake picks, Jodi Broglio of Jolio Design really helped me tie it all together with the perfect party package of graphics.
Other special details from the party included our Family Tree table which had photos of Roberta through the years- as well as her family. They were displayed in antique looking brightly spray painted frames and our version of a guest book (frame matting for a future party photo) was also on the table to be signed.
Hannah & I made flower and “90″ shaped sugar cookies for the party favors, I handmade the cake pops and Gina’s Piece of Cake in the Santa Maria Mall did the center cake and all of the cupcakes.

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Lemon and Chocolate cupcakes, White w Strawberry filled cake, cake pops, sugar cookies, Chocolate dipped Oreos

  • Party Favors

    Boxed chocolates from Central City Chocolates

  • Best Moment

    Everyone taking family pictures surrounding Gram

  • Funniest Moment

    Watching the kids "fish" toys out of the pool with Gram's cane!

  • Best Dressed

    The birthday girl, of course- she looked amazing!

  • What People Ate

    Fish Tacos, Salad and Fruit

  • What People Drank

    Lemonade, Ice Tea, Water with Lemon

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