It’s never too late to get the royal treatment!
Stephanie Perkins knew she had to throw the best party possible for her grandmother’s 90th birthday, especially after the novel coronavirus pandemic kept their family apart for so long.
“My grandma is very special to me and during the pandemic and quarantine, we did not get to see much of her,” Stephanie said. “I knew her 90th birthday was coming and we wanted to do something special just for her. My family had been vaccinated, so we felt like it would be safe to celebrate together.”
Inspired by the priceless photo shoots that are typically done for first birthdays or engagements, Stephanie contacted Melissa Denny, a gifted photographer she went to high school with.
Melissa, of course, couldn’t resist participating in such an uplifting event to make “G-Ma” feel as special as everyone knows she is!
“When they asked if I would be interested in doing the photos, I was MORE than willing to do it,” the photographer said. “What an amazing opportunity to spend time with a sweet, 90-year-old, wonderful lady, making memories and having fun celebrating her milestone birthday.”
In order to make G-Ma’s special day fit for royalty, they went all out! The decor included a throne and balloons. Meanwhile, G-Ma was adorned with a plastic crown, a pink tutu, and a shirt that read, “It took me 90 years to look this good.”
Even the food was unique! Along with a delicious cake, G-Ma had biscuits in the shape of her face.
“She knew it was happening, but I don’t think she truly knew what was going to happen when we got there,” her daughter Debra said.
She may not have fully understood what her family had in store for her, but one thing quickly became certain: G-Ma, her daughter, her son-in-law, and two of her granddaughters had an unforgettable day!
“She was very happy to pose and do all the things we asked her. She was smiling and laughing the whole time,” Stephanie said. “We all had a lot of fun celebrating G-Ma.”
Amazingly enough, the photo shoot was just one part of her birthday celebration! The next day, she had a drive-thru party so she could safely see her friends and other loved ones.
“She is so important and special to each of us, and we all wanted to be there to see her shine on her special day,” Stephanie said.
What a sweet reminder that you’re never too young to have fun! Happy birthday, G-Ma!
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