Tuesday, April 19, 2011

{older than dirt}

Tonight we went to a surprise party for one of our closest friends 40th birthday, and it was just SO fun. He was totally surprised, and his wife did a fabulous job planning and executing it. We laughed and laughed, ate a ton of yummy food, and did A LOT of teasing.




You can't have a milestone birthday without some ribbing!

We did use actual dirt, but you could also crush up Oreos instead, to make it edible!

You could also do several of these jars, and use them as centerpieces for a milestone party...

ITEMS NEEDED:
  • mason jar
  • dirt (or crushed Oreos)
  • ribbon
  • tag--scrapbook paper, card stock, distress ink
  • vinyl (I used the Wish I Was Taller font)

You can download tags for the 30th, 40th, 50th, and 60th birthdays.

Just insert them into a Word document (or similar), and re-size it as necessary. Print, cut, and mat it on cardstock, distressing all the edges. Mat it on scrapbook paper, punch a hole in the corner, and tie it on with ribbon.

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29 comments:

  1. LOL! What a great idea! Super cute too!:)

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  2. This is such a fun idea! I think I might use it for an upcoming birthday in June. Maybe I'll give the Oreos a try.

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  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Apr. 19, 2011. Thanks again.

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  4. SOOO cute!! I'm going to have to store this idea in my brain for my sister's 40th coming up in November! :)

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  5. This is awesome. I will have to remember this for next year. I am planning a big 40th for my husband next year.

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  6. Such a cute idea. Gonna have to keep this one in my back pocket for later.

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  7. I am featuring this absolutely hilarious birthday present on my blog today! {redberrybarn.blogspot.com}
    Thanks for sharing and have a great Spring day!
    Jenn

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  8. Adorable though I like the idea of oreos!!!

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  9. That is hysterical! My hubby turns 50 in January and this is a fab idea!

    Jeanine

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  10. I've had so much fun looking around your wonderful blog. I can't help but follow! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  11. You were featured over at Today's Top 20! Woot Woot!

    Amanda
    www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  12. This is the cutest idea!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Deanna @ www.shadytreediary.blogspot.com

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  13. Ugh, I hope you'll show more of the party. My husband turns forty in two weeks and I do not know WHAT to do. Help.

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  14. Love it!!! COuld you make a 60 one for me please? Love the chick oreos too by the way

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  15. I love this idea. Thanks for the idea.

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  16. Yes please share all the other ideas as well. My husband turns 40 this November.
    We gave one of our friends a bed pan full of his favorite brownies.

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  17. oooh my hubby will be 50 in June...this will be perfect!
    Kim

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  18. thanks for sharing your cute idea and the tags to go with it!

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  19. I featured this on my blog today
    (and made one)

    http://kimboscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/05/shout-outs.html

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  20. What a cute idea! I love it! I may have to use it for my mom's 60th this month!

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  21. Oh I LOVE this, now to just be patient and wait for someones birthday to come around!

    Kori
    momsofalltrades.blogspot.com

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  22. this is so fun-I am so borrowing your idea but I think I am going to use ground coffee instead!

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