When my Dad turned 60 in December, he specifically said that he did NOT want a birthday party. With his birthday being so close to the holidays (Dec.29), it's always hard to get people together anyways. Little did he know that we had been planning him a surprise 60.5 birthday party for months. He is a HUGE University of Illinois fan, so that was the basis for the whole party. Orange and blue everywhere- and it turned out pretty cute! It was a great day, exactly six months after his real birthday, for a huge surprise!
Here is a little video with a few other decorations that we displayed: