Last week, I posted about my husband’s upcomingbirthday. Now that the day has passed, I am going to seize my opportunity to brag about his party!
My husband is a social studies teacher at the same school as me. In fact, his classroom is directly below mine. I sometimes hear him through the vents. At the beginning of the year, when his new students ask if he is married, he answers, “My wife is up there,” and points to the ceiling. He waits just long enough for the room to get silent and sympathetic, then bursts out with, “No, I mean the classroom right above ours. She’s an 8th grade language arts teacher. Jeez, you guys are so serious!”
Although he is the most incredible teacher I know (he connects with students like nobody else I know), his dream is become a YA writer. He has been working on a book since I met him over 12 years ago. It wasn’t until recently, however, that we finally rearranged our schedules to intentionally make time for him to write on a regular basis.
So, it was only natural that his 50th birthday party have a retro typewriter theme. To top it all off, his party was held at a local 50s style diner owned by a friendof ours.
I made him a banner using my typewriter key font from Creating Keepsakes.
Our guest book involved use of this fabulous vintage Underwood typewriter I was able to get last minute from Blurred Visionary on Etsy.
I typed 50 of the thousands of reasons why I love my husband as my page(s) for him.
This note from a beloved colleague made us both tear up when we finally had time to sit and read the messages.
Another friend of ours created this beautiful cupcakes display in the form of a vintage typewriter keyboard- even down to the missing number “1” key!
The party favors were silver button pins containing the message “write your story” with an image of a retro typewriter.
I made table centerpieces by placing quotes and jabs about turning 50 in these clothespin holders that I stamped with a vintage typewriter.
Best of all, we got to spend time with old friends.
My husband, Mark (on the left) with his old friend Dave (on the right).
Me (on the right) with my dearest friend since 2nd grade, Beth (on the left).
I liked being in charge of this celebration!