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a surprise variety show

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So here’s a little insight into my family: we go big. Whatever we do, we do it loudly and to the max. That’s probably best seen in celebrations (i.e. this bridal shower brunch, a holiday soiree, or our very own Chopped Championship). When my Dad had his sixtieth birthday, our Mom dug deep into the archives and rounded up over one hundred people from all stages of life to join us. She threw a ginormous surprise complete with personalized M&M’s and letters from each guest. I think he was speechless for the next week.

Naturally, with the bar set that high, we had to master the art of milestone birthdays for my Mom’s sixtieth. And that’s just what we did. She’s a total rockstar. She acts, sings, plays extras on numerous movie sets, all while building tremendous relationships. So we threw a variety show in her honor. This shindig was complete with her favorite musical numbers, a sisterly tribute of childhood memories, and the fifteen parenting skills we learned from Mom (none of which are actually advisable). Finally, to end the afternoon, my Dad sang a tear-jerking rendition of Al Jolson’s Anniversary Song. Here’s a look inside that perfect celebration. A big whopping thank you to Ebersole Photography for capturing the day so beautifully.

musical notes and theater curtain fondant cakepopcorn party decor dish
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popcorn party favors
salem old town hall event
happy birthday crystal tiara
anthropologie ruffled party dress

venue: Salem Old Town Hall | cake: Topsfield Bake Shop | photography: Ebersole Photography | event styling: one brass fox

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