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I'm looking for ideas for my mom's 95th birthday party in August 2008. The party will be in the fellowship hall at her church. There will be approx. 80 people.
Jean from Virginia
Have everyone bring (or send ahead of time) memories and photos about your mother. Assemble a scrapbook at the party.
Other than that, have elegant yet simple, vintage tablecloths and vases with fresh flowers (preferably from someone's garden). Maybe also use fresh produce from friend's gardens.
Have a potluck with favorite old recipes which they should bring and include in scrapbook.
You could also ask each family member or guest for a quilt square (could be as simple as permanent marker on white cotton square).
Don't forget to have her favorite music. The theme could be "Memories and Blessings"
For my Mother`s 95th birthday party we took digital pictures of her and made 50 copies on the computer. We gave her stamps and she sent them out to her 50 descendents in her Christmas cards.
She loved the idea. She was the star of the show and did not do any Christmas shopping.
You could ask each guest to bring one beautiful flower. She would have a nice bouquet.
Not sure if you're familiar with Shutterfly, but I thought it might be nice to gather photos of your mother throughout the years and print poster sized photos to be displayed in the hall. Shutterfly will ship the poster sized photos to you at a fairly reasonable price (www.shutterfly.com)
Also, you could use a "Fruit of the Spirit" theme and make fruit basket centerpieces labeled with "joy" "peace" "longsuffering" etc.