I threw a party for her - a surprise party with family and friends and co-workers. We had such a great time honoring her!
We went to a local restaurant called Hidalgo's, and used a back room they have. They were so helpful and let me decorate a little bit. The signs were red paper plates that I wrote messages on with a chalk marker. I glued two of them together with a dowel rod in between, then we stood them up and with a little scotch tape they stood up by the menu holder. I decided to make name place holders so that everyone would know at least one person they were sitting by, and that worked out well. I also got some fancy cookies from a local bakery with red polka dot napkins and put those out at each place setting instead of messing with a cake. It was a great option and looked really cute!