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Tuscany-Themed Party Details – Mom’s Surprise 60th!

Back in August, my mama turned 60 years old! Her four children, hubby, and three son-in-laws threw her a 60th Birthday Bash. The theme of her party was “Under The Tuscan Sun,” after one of her favorite movies. We tried to incorporate as much of that amazing movie as we could. The guests arrived 30-45 minutes before my mom and dad arrived. My mom believed it was a joint birthday dinner for both my parents birthdays. My dad drove down the street between both my sisters’ homes so that my mom could see all of the guests waving and cheering at her. She got out of the car with tears in her eyes and then proceeded to have an amazing birthday party, where she saw many people she hadn’t seen in years. It was truly a beautiful day…party made possible by the wonderful Tuscany-Themed Party Details that my siblings and I created for her. Take a look below to see some of the amazing decor!

We hung branches from my sister’s swing set and then decorated the branches with photos from my mom’s life!

Ever seen the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun,”? This movie was the source of inspiration for a lot of the party details. We even ordered a beautiful hand-drawn canvas of our childhood home with the phrase, “Your Bramasole.” (A reference to UtTS)

We hung more branches over the “Antipasta” station and beneath them sat all sorts of delicious cheeses, crackers, meats, and various olive oils for guests to enjoy.

There were many places for people to sit. One popular spot was the small “campsite” complete with fire pit. (This was a fun place to hang after the sun went down.)

There was so much to drink at the party. In addition to water, iced tea, and fresh lemonade, we also had sangria, Limoncello (pictured left) and a wine bar (pictured right). This bar was handcrafted by my dad and was created using parts of an old wine barrel!

The men in my family like to brew their own beer. So in honor of my mother, they created a “Nandy Shandy” with hints of grapefruit.

In addition to the Antipasta station, we also had a bruschetta bar and meatball station.

Lemons and Sunflowers were the main attraction of the Tuscany-Themed Party Details

My mom was so surprised when my dad pulled the car around to see the entire party sitting waiting for her.

love this family of mine.

The delectable dessert bar was another popular one of the Tuscany-Themed Party Details

Sunflower Cake

The Novel Baker created the sweets for this delicious dessert bar.

After dinner was served, all of the guests sang Happy Birthday to my mom!

It was a beautiful party and we all had such an amazing time!

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