I went to one of my good friends 50th birthday parties the other night. We had so much fun! She said ‘no gifts’ on the invite but I wanted to make her a little something special anyway. I searched Pinterest for idea’s and then put my own spin on them. Here is what I came up with. NOTE* While I was going to a 50th birthday party you can easily change this to cater to ANY age.
Materials Used for this Project
Large Mason Jar
I bought this large mason jar from Target, some Hersey kisses, and some individually wrapped Lifesaver mints.
I searched online for quotes on aging. I copied and pasted 50 different ones and then printed them out. Some are inspirational, and some funny, but they are all entertaining quotes. Here is a sample…
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” — Mark Twain
It’s not your 50th birthday. It’s your 29th anniversary of your 21st birthday.
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
“Looking fifty is great – if you’re sixty.” -Joan Rivers
“Aging only happens to people who lose their lust for getting better and disconnect from their natural base of curiosity.” -Robin Sharma
You are younger today than you ever will be again. Make use of it for the sake of tomorrow.
I cut them and then stapled them onto the mints. This is where the ‘mint’spiration, encourage’mint’ and entertain’mint’ comes into play. Get it. 😉 For the quotes that were longer than this one shown below, I simply folded them in half.
To assemble it, I layered the Hersey kisses into the jar first (so she can ‘kiss’ her 40’s goodbye). I bought 3 different flavor kisses because it was buy 3 bags for $10, but you can use any flavor your like. Next, I added the mints (after I stapled the quotes on them). Lastly, I designed this card on canva.com with the silly puns, printed it out and taped it to the jar. Viola! Now she can read a little something everyday, or every time she feels like having a mint or a Hersey kiss, and hopefully they make her smile, laugh or make her think about life.
Hope you enjoyed this super easy and fun DIY project.
I also brought these funny photo booth signs to the party and they were a lot of fun. These come in all different ages too.