Today I’m sharing Creative Card Ideas for a 30th Birthday because my husband is turning 30 (old man, even though I’m not too far behind lol) and we’re having an 80s themed party, and because I’m part of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #CollectiveBias
This summer I have so many celebrations going on: Graduations (yay to my little sister), Weddings (yay to my best friend and all other brides), Anniversaries (yay 2 year wedding anniversary), and next weekend I’m celebrating my husbands’ 30th birthday (yay 80s themed partaaay)!
With all the celebrations going on, I was at Walmart picking up cards and party supplies and found Hallmark Value Cards….whaaaaat? #ValueCards for $.47 and $.97 cents that don’t suck? I’m all about celebrating in a big way without spending a ton of money.
We’re having an 80s themed party that lots of friends and family will be attending (at least I ‘think’ it’s ‘lots’ because we sent out invites and apparently no one read the ‘please rsvp by’ … yet everyone we’ve spoken to is like ‘oh yeah, we’re coming over on Saturday’, so it could be 5 or 50 people lol, we’ll see) so I want everyone to feel involved, and one of the ideas I had is to have everyone sign cards and see pictures of my husband through his many, many, years.
I bought 3 cards and an obnoxiously neon poster board (hey, it’s an 80s party, right?) to create this card, each card representing a decade, and will surround the card by photos from that decade.
Going through the photos, I should have named it ‘funny haircuts throughout the decades’ because look at some of them (these aren’t even the worst ones…I am still laughing…love you babe!!) they go from awesome to awesomer to perfection!
Ok back to the creative card ideas for a 30th birthday party. Start by setting out all your materials, you’ll need:
- 3 Value Cards
- 1 Neon poster board
- 3 Folders (the folders were on sale for .15 cents, and I thought they’d be great to keep the cards in afterwards)
- Printed pictures (or photos themselves, about 30, 1-2 for each year)
- Different color Washi tape
Just look at how fun and colorful the cards are!
Pick a color washi tape and then tape the folders to the poster board (after making this I found that I really didn’t need the folders, but they’ll be nice to keep the cards and pictures in after the party).
Then place the cards in the middle of the folders and tape just the insides to the folder (you want the cards to be able to open so that guests can write messages in them at the party – I imagine some of the messages will read ‘nice hair dude’ lol…ok I am clearly cracking myself up here!)
Then cut the photos (I printed photos on pieces of paper so I could cut them up, but you can use photos themselves)
Then layout the photos so you know where you’ll want to tape them
Then start taping the photos onto the poster board with the washi tape
Then write ‘Happy Birthday’ in washi tape at the top (or you could write it on with a Sharpie)
And since we were prepping for the party and I wouldn’t be able to hide it, I ‘wrapped’ it right after finishing it
Then had him come and ‘open’ it
And he loved it! I’ll paraphrase his response: ‘Honey, where did you get these photos! This is SO COOL!’
YAY! He liked it, I can’t wait to see what people write!
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