Please excuse my lack of posting here at Homebased Parties. A combination of technical problems due to a mean old blog hacker and a case of tennis elbow have slowed me up a bit! I’m getting back into the swing of things here though and have lots of fun party ideas to share with you. If you have a fun party idea to share I’d love to hear about – send me pictures! You could be a Party Guest here on the blog!!
As you may remember I celebrated a pretty big birthday earlier this month!! In fact I turned 5 decades old.
My friend Sherra who lives in Atlanta wasn’t able to be at the party but she sent me the most amazing gift. I wanted to share it with you because it is the perfect gift idea for someone celebrating one of those milestone birthdays – the ones that end in zero!
She helped me take a trip down memory lane, through the 5 decades of my life.
Of course, who doesn’t love to receive packages in the mail?! Especially when they are filled with lots of other packages!
Sherra found this amazing vintage – yes I guess I am old enough for something from my childhood to be called vintage – party book. It was perfect and I absolutely love it. It reminds me of a Betty Crocker Children’s cookbook I had as a child!
And then the 70’s, not such a great look with my long straggly hair.
But I actually squealed when I opened the 70’s gift – it was a coaster made from an old 45 of Donny Osmond singing “Go Away Little Girl” and an entire CD of Donny! I love it!! Yes, I was one of those teenage girls with posters of Donny all over my bedroom!
And then the 80’s complete with my nice permed hair and my first baby.
What a better gift for the 80’s than a collection of great 80’s hits! Remember Wake Me Up Before You Go – Go by Wham and Change of Heart by Cyndi Lauper?!
I love the Southern Living magazine so was excited to get their collection of their best recipes from the 1990’s!
One of my dreams was to travel to Italy with some girlfriends to celebrate our 50th birthdays together and take cooking classes. Unfortunately that dream isn’t going to come true this year (I’m going to England instead!!) but Sherra sent me another cookbook with lots of yummy Italian recipes so I can teach myself!
And then there was the Here & Now.
Wasn’t that an amazing gift! Sherra did all of her shopping on Etsy.
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