A few months ago I began planning efforts for the boss man's 50th birthday. As I've mentioned before, working in a design firm affords a party planner the best resources imaginable. The group, for this particular event, did not disappoint. This afternoon, 4:00-6:00, is the par-tay.
We have a professional photographer coming in to shoot everything. In the meantime, here are the gift boxes (fake) that greeted Tod when he came in this morning. They allude only partially to the theme of the party (which I won't reveal here).
We had the boxes on hand. I covered them in dollar store gift wrap paper. For the ribbon and bow, I didn't want to go to the expense of buying ribbon, so I got brightly colored duct tape (again, at the dollar store). For the bows, two strips of tape were stuck to each other with a thinner strip of poster board cut and sandwiched in between (a two-man operation) to give the finished bows some structure. The base of the bow (a big, taped mess) was inserted into a cut slit in the box top. By using duct tape for the bow, I was able to match the tape used to wrap around the box. One of our designers made gift tags. Quite festive!