My mom recently celebrated her 70th birthday. My sister and I chose the Chinese New Year theme because San Francisco was in the midst of Chinese New Year celebrations. This event is celebrated big in San Francisco and that's how we wanted to celebrate our mom's 70th birthday, in a BIG way! Here is a picture of her birthday invitations. We made over 100 invites and over 200 attended. Needless to say, it was a lot of work but very heartwarming to have so many of our family and friends come celebrate with us! We purchased fans and handmade cards & envelopes from the Oriental Trading Company. You know, once you order from the Oriental Trading Company, they send you all their catalogs. Their scrapbook catalog is packed with really good deals. I stamped the floral branch, "Oh Spring!" by Penny Black, on transparency paper, and stamped "You're Invited" by Stampin' Up, on white cardstock. We gave fans and custom made fortune cookies to all our guests. The fans contain Chinese characters representing wealth, long life and happiness. Enjoy your weekend!