One lovely thing about my office is that we celebrate birthdays in a big way. Each employee takes a turn celebrating the next person's birthday and if you know me, you will know that I LOVE a good party and I'm ultra organized and have to have things just so.
Well, the wonderful lady I was to prepare a fun party for is an avid RV'er. She loves to travel across this great nation with her family. So, when I considered a party theme, I decided "Road Trip" it should be. The most important part of any party is FOOD, right? And decor. However, one lemon was that I could not find travel partyware ANYWHERE. Another lemon, She is on Weight Watchers. How could I possibly have a decadent birthday feast with no thematic partyware?
I am resourceful. I MADE the decorations and baked up a mess of weight watchers breakfast pastries for the entire office. Add a couple of trays full of grapes and sliced strawberries, and the party was a HUGE success. The photos will tell it all. I scored the paper plates and napkins for mere pennies at Target.
I absolutely LOVE the table runner, a huge score on Route 66 fabric.
Tin buckets from Target in the $1 bins with printed interstate signs on a bamboo skewer, serve as centerpieces.
I took Vintage state postcards and stamp art, printed and cut out, stuck in a clean paperclip and slipped into muffins, buns, and rolls.I even made a fun "World's Largest" road trip quiz for each employee to take a gander at guessing how well they know the U.S.
Where there are birthdays there will be cards. Since I tend to go against the grain, I found this very adorable cookbook perfect for the frequent traveler. We all signed this instead of a traditional card. Thank you Amazon.