In the middle of September we threw a surprise 50th Birthday party for my mother and father-in-law. They both turned 50 within a month of each other and we decided to have the party after both of their birthdays so they would not know it was coming. We threw the party along with my sister and brother-in-law and we had it at their house. The theme of the party was "casino" and we decorated their house and garage with gambling decor. We served chicken & beef sandwiches along with various sides. For party entertainment we played bingo, Texas hold em', and split the pot.
My mother and father-in-law were completely surprised and blown away that we pulled the whole thing off without them having the slightest idea. They really enjoyed the evening hanging out with their friends and family. And we were so happy to get the opportunity to celebrate them!!
I made this banner out of playing cards which I hot glued to ribbon and it turned out really cute.
We had them dress the part with their 50th birthday buttons & green casino visors.
My sister-in-law put together a collage of some old family photos.
I made the favors-cookies that resembled a stack of poker chips.
Waiting for them to arrive...
My sister-in-law made a sugar-free cake for them (since they are both diabetic) along with cupcakes.