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Mum’s 60th Birthday


Last week my Mum turned 60 and we celebrated with a party at my parent’s house. With her Birthday being so close to Christmas, it was hard to find somewhere to hold the party  that would fit in everyone she wanted to invite, and we decided that parties at home really are what we do best!


Mum is the kindest most lovely person you could ever wish to meet, and always goes out of her way to help other people, and to make things special for them. We wanted to make sure that her own birthday was just as special, with lots of little touches and lovely details. She did still end up doing lots of the planning and preparation herself, we just couldn’t stop her!

I had the big responsibility of baking her cake! My Mum, Sister and Auntie all have coeliac disease (so can’t eat gluten) which can make buying a shop bought cake a little tricky. I love baking for family too, as it feels more personal and special, and the gluten-free element just adds a little extra challenge!


I decided to create a cake with a surprise centre, as mum didn’t really have any particular requests. I went for a 4 layer pink ombre cake with a piñata style centre stuffed with dolly mixtures (her favourites!). I wanted to outside to be quite simple and the photo edible cake topper from My Cupcakes Toppers was an extra personal touch, how cute was she?!? I also make some cupcakes with a different photo topper to ensure there was plenty of cake to go round! (You can get 10% off with my code OHJUST10)


We decided to keep food on the night pretty simple. We made huge batches of chilli, curry and casserole to serve with rice and baked potatoes, and had lots of cold nibbles too, with the whole family contributing something to the table.


With celebrating being at home it felt important to make sure we had lots of decorations to get everyone in the party spirit. We surprised mum with these large foil number balloons and lots of other 60 balloons too. We covered the tables with party table clothes and added these 60 sprinkles from Party Pieces.


Party pieces also provided a 3m 60th Birthday banner, hanging 60 swirls and my all time favourite item – a re-useable air-filled PARTY! balloon banner.


We spent a lovely evening eating, drinking, catching up with family and playing board games, and most importantly of all celebrating my wonderful mum!

Thanks for popping by,

Kimberley x

My Cupcake Toppers and Party Pieces both sent me items for a mention in this review. All words and opinions are my own and I would genuinely use both sites when arranging any kind of party in the future!

4 thoughts on “Mum’s 60th Birthday

  1. Sounds like a great party! You came up with loads of lovely ideas to make it an extra special occasion. I especially like the surprise centre of the cake. I’ve never heard of having sweets on the inside before. #kcacols

  2. We did something very similar for my mums 60th in October. Sometimes a party at home is just what you need! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  3. Fabulous party!!!! Love the cake. It looks yummy! Glad your mum had a wonderful party the pictures are great! xx

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

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