It’s A Wonderful Life 70th Birthday – Magical Monday

“I know what I’m gonna do tomorrow, and the next day, and the next year, and the year after that.”                                                                                                                           -George Bailey

 When Joanne began planning her husband’s 70th birthday party, she knew one thing for certain- that his favorite movie was “It’s a Wonderful Life!”


Joanne had planned and hosted many parties in the past, but this year she wanted something a little more relaxing on her end. With wanting to enjoy the party, Joanne inquired with Fairy Godmother and Fairy Godmother Reagan was more than excited to meet with and plan for Jim’s party!


The movie made it’s original debut in 1946, a time of glory and class! Conveniently, the same year that our guest of honor, Jim, was born! With a little Fairy Godmother magic, a movie night was in the works!


While keeping a steady focus on Jim’s favorite movie, there were a few other details that Joanne really desired to incorporate. Joanne wanted to use a color theme with black and gold, giving the vintage feel and a timeless appeal! Fairy Godmother Reagan knew just who to call for this perfect table backdrop, Nanette with Custom Creations!

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With an intimate crowd of about thirty people, Jim wanted to be sure that his guests were able to share in more than just a few of his favorite things. Dinner without dessert is just torture! As always, NV Catering was sure to dish up their finest dishes, to be followed by delicious snacks!


These indulgences included root beer floats, a fully stocked candy bar, and a popcorn station complete with sweet and salty popcorn toppings!

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No birthday party is complete without cake! And to make it even better, there were cupcakes, too! When it came to choosing a bakery, as luck would have it, Joanne and Jim both love the confections that Sweet Surrender has to offer. In case you hadn’t guessed yet, Jim has quite the sweet tooth!

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FunFlicks Bakersfield brought in the finishing touch! Under the cool, Summer moon Jim and his guests were able to enjoy their sweet treats while watching “It’s a Wonderful Life.”


Varner family, from the bottom of our “fairy” big hearts, we thank you for trusting us and letting us plan and coordinate such a special day for you! Oh, what a wonderful life it is!