I do believe so!
So I did. Here is a picture of the invitation that Brittany, my boyfriend's sister,
Please pardon my picture quality--I could really use a new camera.
This is one of the inserts included in the invitation asking guests to write down one of their favorite things about my mom or one of their favorite memories that they have had with my mom.
These inserts were hung on ribbon from the center piece as guests arrived. This provided for laughter and tears as they were read aloud during the party and now my mother has them to cherish forever.
Here is a picture of the FABULOUS cake from It Takes The Cake Bakery
Didn't they do such a great job!
As a little girl, I remember my mom having a coffee cup that said "29ish" so this is a picture of the cups that I ordered for the party.
Here is a random picture taken from a table outside--notice Ray Taylor's cute little arrangement.
This picture is TERRIBLE but sadly it's the only picture that I could find of the two of us at the party.
I am very thankful for my family and friends that helped me throw this wonderful Surprise 50th Birthday Party for my well-deserving mother! I could not have done it without all of the help from my cousin Jill and Ray Taylor.
Happy 50th Birthday Mom! I love you!