Happy Daisy 40th Birthday Surprise Party


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Good people deserve great parties. LeeAnn is one of the best people I know, so naturally her surprise 40th birthday party was tres fabulous. It was a reflection of the wonderful person she is.

This DIY fabric wreath is a nice decor touch to the front door.

These white daisies pop with the blue vases. Any guesses as to her favorite flower?

These cute candles make a great party gift.

These sugar cookies decorated to look like daises are adorable.

The DIY paper party garland above the dessert table is colorful.

The dessert table: cannoli cake & a variety of fresh-baked cookies (LA’s favorites!)

This birthday cake frosted and shaped like a daisy flower is unique.

This floral birthday banner is festive for the celebration.

These daisy centerpieces are so cute.

These napkins wrapped with turquoise ribbon add to the party's theme.

The outside decor for this birthday party is flower themed and so cute.

The appetizer table looks delicious with crackers and dip and shrimp. These pictures add a personalized element to the birthday party. This homemade sangria is a refreshing beverage at the party.

The birthday girl and guest of honor is surprised at her party.

Shock and awe.

The hosts of the party and the birthday girl pose for a picture.

The party co-hosts and the birthday girl.

The spread at this appetizer table looks delicious.

The birthday girl poses with a close friend.

 The birthday girl poses with friends at her party.

This daisy centerpiece with a candle is elegant.The blue vases compliment the white daises. All the guests pose for a picture at the surprise daisy themed birthday party.

Candles add elegance to the party's ambiance. Votive candle floating in water add a classic look to the part's decor.

The various candles add light and whimsy to the party.

Guests at the surprise birthday party pose for a picture.

The birthday girl and her mom watch a homemade video montage.

A look back at the past 40 years.

A guest lights the candles on the daisy birthday cake. This video montage of the birthday girl is a fun, personalized element.

This birthday cake is chocolate and vanilla layered.

Happy Birthday, LeeAnn!

In order to stay within budget, we did a lot of DiY projects for the decorations, many of which I will be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks.

Here are a few other ways in which we kept the party budget under control:

  • Rather than have the party catered, we did our own cooking and baking, and enlisted the help of some mutual friends. The menu was Italian, a tribute to LeeAnn’s heritage, which worked out well with the fact that it just happens to be Italian Days at Publix right now. Let me tell you, the thought of preparing Italian food for a bunch of Italians was a little nerve-wracking, but Dawn, Jimmy, & Melissa, who prepared all of the main dishes, did an awesome job and came through with flying colors. (Thanks again!)
  • For all those amazing daisies we shopped around and found the best price at–where else–Publix. The in-store florist found us a great deal, and I even used a coupon, making them an even better deal.
  • We “shopped” our own homes for vases, candleholders, & tablecloths that would work with our theme. I also “shopped” my stockpile for much of the food, liquor, & mixers.

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  1. March 1 at 07:37PM

    Lovvve the colors of this party!! Very fun and festive. Great job!!

  2. Tina
    March 2 at 12:15AM

    Ruth, The party looked really pretty! looks like you and your friend did a great job ! i have a party to give this summer now im inspired to do it my self !!!

  3. Patricia
    March 2 at 10:47PM

    the party looked so nice, you guys did a wonderful job!!!

  4. March 4 at 01:20PM

    ohmygosh, ruth…. everything was beautiful! i especially love the daisies in the double vase with the candle… beautiful.

    ok. you only have 4 years to plan my surprise 50th.

    just sayin’.

    and italian is fine by me-especially the cannoli (my fav) cake. mwah!

  5. Um. FABULOUS.
    Need I say more? 🙂
    Okay, I will…this is amazing, Ruth. You ARE so uber-talented, no matter what you say. And what a fabulous friend you are to set something like this up for your friend. Yes, I realize you had help, but girl…for me, even HOSTING an event is overwhelming – you have a knack for this. Bless you, and thank you for sharing with us! Can’t wait to see things more in-depth! 🙂

  6. Tanya
    March 11 at 04:25PM

    This is delightful. I love your DIY ideas. It turned out beautifully!

    • leeann hinds
      March 13 at 12:08PM

      It was FAB! Thank you bunches!

  7. February 9 at 03:14PM

    That looks like a really great party.

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  9. May 29 at 03:10AM

    You’ve done a fab job! Very well written! Thank You so much!

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