In Celebrations

My mama is a big ol’ fan of Elvis Presley so a birthday celebration inspired by The King of Rock-and-Roll was in order.

I am super proud of myself for pulling this celebration off. The party fell the week when my wrist was all jacked-up and Jax and daddy were sick. I had done zero shopping for the decor and we really had to improvise with what we had. I spent the entire day before cleaning and cooking up a storm. So at midnight the night before I was in a bit of panic-mode.

I had the idea to print off a few pictures of Elvis to tape on the walls and then my super resourceful musician husband started tearing apart his office to lend some flare to the celebratory cause.

Everything tied together perfectly and my mom loved was pleased as punch with her party. Take a look.

ImageWe swapped the usual artwork that hangs in our entryway for a painting of a guitar taken from my husband’s office. A custom, vintage-inspired amp and headphones from his music studio enhanced theme to a tee.

Image I made “vinyl records” out of disposable, black plastic serving plates (use your imagination).

ImageI have said it before and I will say it again – if you do any entertaining in your home a chalkboard is a MUST! This one was a few dollars at Hobby Lobby and it’s gotten a ton of mileage. See it used at other gatherings here and here.

ImageQuickie decor: photos of EP printed from the web and taped up on the cabinets.

ImageAnd the fridge.

ImageAnother “vintage-inspired” piece we had on hand that fit the theme perfectly. This is actually an iPad dock that looks like an old fashioned radio. It spruced up the buffet nicely.

ImageI chose black paper plates and bowls to mimic records.

ImageThis “Recording” sign lights up and cast a nice glow over the buffet. It was a gift from me to my husband years ago for his recording studio. I found it at (but I don’t think they carry it anymore).

ImageMy husband lent his guitar case for placement on the cake table. Another printed pic of The King rounded it out perfectly.

ImageA sweet ending. I ordered the cake from the bakery at Super Target. Seriously peeps, if you are on a budget and have a Super Target close by, order your cakes from them. They are very good and budget-friendly – under $20 for a custom-designed, moist, filled, delicious 1/4 sheet cake. I am a sucker for gourmet, beautifully decorated (and expensive) cupcakes that can be piled onto a centerpiece tower but when it comes to more bang for your sweet-tooth buck…Super Target’s bakery really takes the cake!

And on that cheesey note…

It’s “Now or Never”….

I’m signing off.

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