Saturday, July 27, 2013

Dad and Mom's 50th Anniversary

We had a nice family reunion this month in Arco.  It was Atomic Days weekend (the celebration of the anniversary of the first city to be lit by atomic power).  We thought that it would be a great opportunity to also celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary.


The planning of the party somehow fell to me, and I had a great time preparing decorations.  My siblings helped me execute the plan and it turned out beautifully.


I painted the mason jars with chalkboard paint and then wrote on them with a chalk marker.  I put wedding pictures into another mason jar and filled it with vegetable oil to give it it the golden look.


The guests signed into a Project Life book and could write some fun sentiments. I also created this "I have loved you for 50 years" and then printed it at kinkos and adhered it to foam board.

This digital print is now for sale in my Etsy Shop for only 99 cents!  It is an instant download that you can print at your local photo printer.  There are digital prints available for all milestone anniversaries, including 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, and 75.

Click to buy print
Note: I updated the numbers to reflect leap years for a more accurate print.

New to my Etsy shoppe is this matching 50 Anniversary banner!  Print on cardstock and embellish as you wish to create a beautiful sentiment.  Finished banner is approximately 5 feet (60 inches) long.
50th Anniversary Banner

Also new to the store are super easy print and cut Hershey Nugget party favor candy wrappers.  A fun addition to your party.  Print as many as you need for only 99 cents!

50th Anniversary Nugget Party Favor Candy Wrappers


 I created a doilie banner with pictures of them and their names.


The cake was made by Amy Bogart, a family friend.  It was delicious.  I also glittered some paper mache numbers I got from Hobby Lobby.


Happy 50th Anniversary mom and dad!  We love you so much!  Congratulations!


111 comments:

Tammy said...

Love your ideas! Going to use some of them for my inlaws 50th anniversary next month!

smo Trevor said...

Wow!What a color Combination i like it.
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Sher said...

Cute ideas....wish I would have seen some of them sooner.

doraking01 said...

I just spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to recreate your chalkboard design and then realized you had put it out there for free. Thank you SOOO much! This is awesome!

Gina Limmer said...

How did you print the 50 years poster on Foamboard? Love that idea & it goes with our invitations.

Shirlee said...

Gina, Kinkos printed it on foam board for about $20.

Casey said...

I was wondering if you had the file of the sign you made to go with this?
Would love to have that as well! I am recreating this for my grandparent 50th anniversary party!

Shirlee said...

Casey, I looked through my files and it looks like I didn't save the Welcome sign. The font I used is Gill Sans and it is on most computers.

Kim said...

Hi there! I came across your post and I really love that chalkboard sign. I uploaded it to Staples to get it printed, but it says that it has low resolution and won't be good for printing. Is it me or the file?

Momofkings said...

Yes, I would love a hi res copy of the file for the chalkboard sign as well. I am willing to pay for it!

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Leslie Lim said...


Thanks to the writer of this article. I appreciate your effort in making this informational blogs. I know it's not easy to do this but you have done a really great job. Congrats. I'm pretty sure your readers enjoying it a lots.


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Kathy said...

I would love the poster. If you could email it to me that would be great. I am organizing a 50th for my parents.

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Lynn said...

Awesome ideas! My parents are celebrating 50 this fall. I would love a hi res 16 x20 of the chalkboard if you still have it! Thank you!

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Bec C said...

I have misplaced the download of the 50th anniversary chalkboard poster with 16x20 resolution. Would you please send it to me again? The anniversary we are celebrating is a week away. Thank you so much. Beckaly@msn.com

bubblebritt0328 said...

I LOVE the guest book idea. how did you order it? Thank you. Bgossett93@outlook.com