This past weekend my mother-in-law Grace celebrated her 70th birthday! As you can imagine, this was a pretty big deal in the Roybal house. We began planning Grace’s birthday festivities a few months ago and thankfully everything turned out great! We mauled over possible themes and ended up going with a hot pink, black and Zebra print motif. Anyone who knows Grace can attest to the fact that she is super girly, a little sassy and loves animal print which she often wears. Little did I know that this color scheme is quite popular right now so finding decorations was a lot easier than we thought it would be.
Our cousin Harold was nice enough to reserve the banquet room at his bar & grill for the shin dig and with the help of Dean and Chris, we were able to make the table arrangements and other décor we couldn’t find in the store. Everything from the people who drove and flew in, to the cake, to the slideshow, was absolutely perfect! Georgia spent about a week scanning in photos and collecting pictures from Grace’s sisters to put in the slideshow. It turned out so good it actually made Dean cry (which is something I’ve never seen him do in 5 years)! The guests really seemed to love the pictures we chose for the table arrangements many of which were of Grace, George and their closest friends and family 50+ years ago :)
Grace spent the evening laughing and enjoying delicious food! She worked the room from the moment the party began until the last guest said goodbye. She thanked us all night, gave about a million hugs and shed a tear or two. None of this surprised me because when it comes to things my mother-in-law loves, visiting with friends and family is at the top of the list! She really couldn’t have looked any happier!
Happy 70th Birthday Grace! Cheers to the next 70!