3/7/12

An Extra Special Birthday

I have a friend with an extra special birthday this year. She doesn't want to admit it, but she's going to be 65 years old this week. In honor of her special day, I made a little treat to help her celebrate the day with a laugh. Erin at Making Memories One Fun Thing After Another had made one of these little bouquets for her friend who was turning 30 recently, and I decided it would be twice as nice at 65.


I used a small basket and hot glued a piece of foam inside. Then I stuck 65 suckers into the foam, and added a sprinkling of shiny basket shreds around the edges and in between the candies. I finished it off by tying a bow of netting around the basket and using a craft stick to hold the sign I had printed that announced "65 sucks".




At 65 Cathy is still working full time as a school librarian, and is enjoying her family, friends, and life.





Happy Birthday, Cathy!



15 comments:

  1. Happy B-Day to your friend! These are so cute, we made one for a guy at work that turned 50! Just a fun idea:@)

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  2. That's awesome!!! Thanks so much for linking back to me and I'm so glad you made it. What a fun gift for your friend! =o)

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  3. What a cute idea, Anita!! I need to remember that. That was so sweet of you to make for your friend.

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  4. Thank you, dear friend. You know what payback are, don't you. What goes around, comes back around. I love my "sack sisters". I guess now you will have to explain how we 4 got that name. Yes, it revolves around a girlie gift sack that we recycle with each birthday. We are very different in many ways, but we are loyal, steadfast, and great friends. I love my "sack sister and will always be there for ya'll. Thank you all for a great early birthday and look forward to many more.

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  5. Oh, by the way, I need to teach Judith how to take a more becoming picture of me....Lordy, I look like an ole' woman. lol

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  6. What a fun birthday idea, what a great friend you are.

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  7. You're so clever Anita. Wish someone would've given me 48 of those the other week! LOL

    Anne xx

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  8. Love that you took the time and made a lovely gift with love.

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  9. Anita,
    How cute! You are so creative. I love the idea and have a friend turning 60 in April that would get a real kick out of that.

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  10. This is such a cute idea! My hubby will be 55 this year....perhaps I should do this for him! mmmmm

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  11. That is absolutely darling! What a great idea and I'm sure you lightened her 65th birthday with that bit of humor! She should be proud of her age and her accomplishments and it sounds like she has some great friends!

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  12. I love this creative idea for birthday gifts....but 65 can't be that bad, since that means another year of having a great friend like you! Hope Cathy had a great birthday, regardless of the number. Thanks for sharing your crafts and recipes at my party each week!

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  13. Oh, that is sooooooo funny!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!

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