50Th B-Day Idea

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haileysmommy Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 9:57pm
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hello everyone. in a couple of months i will be hosting a 50th surprise b-day party for my mom. and i have no idea on a cake. i don't want the over the hill. i want something nice. i'm going to have it in a local vfw hall.in the past i never had this much trouble coming up with ideas.
thanks tiffany

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sugarandslice Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 10:16pm
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Perhaps the year she was born. Or half of a 100 cake (depends how sensitive she is about her age I guess!)
Or there was a photo album cake on here in the last few days which I thought was great.
Or just something really pretty

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Margieluvstobake Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 10:20pm
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My sister's 50th is coming up next month. I am skipping the whole over the hill idea too. She loves the beach, so I am going to make her a beach cake - beach chair, umbrella, beach ball etc..
I have another friend who is a Star Trek fan and his 50th is coming up soon too. He is getting a Star Trek cake.
Just try to think of something she really likes and do some searches of the gallery here. You are sure to come up with something great. Good Luck.

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cownsj Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 10:25pm
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I'd think that anything that is an interest of hers would work. I just did my brothers' 50th birthday cake. I did a golf cake for him and he loved it.

Also, not too long ago someone else was looking for ideas. There were some cakes based on the over the hill concept, but done in a bit of a reverse. They showed the climb up the hill, posting the numbers 10 - 20 - 30 - 40 along the way, then on the "other side of the hill" was paradise. A waterfall, beautiful grass and flowers, showing that the "best is yet to come" idea.

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kakeladi Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 12:59am
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Is she a frilly gal? Love flowers? How many guests are expected?
Brows the galleries on here. There are soooooooo many ideas and ways to go w/o using the over the hill theme!

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haileysmommy Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 6:40pm
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thanks everyone. we are thinking about 150 people. she works at a school so they have about 60 people coming from there. she is not into anything . so i know i want to make it big . thanks for the ideas i will post what i come up with .
thanks again

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tinygoose Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 6:58pm
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I did a Hat Box cake for my MIL's 60th, she loved it. Maybe a Hat box and some gift boxes stacked with flowers. I'd use her favorite color.

I also did a cake for a ladies 70th, she wasn't into anything either, but her house was decorated in Asian modern, and she had been to China so I did a red cake with a white waterlily and bamboo. It was a big hit.

You can tell a lot about what a person likes by the way they decorate their homes. Country, sleek modern, floral....it's a good starting place.

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