poppy birthday-15In the summertime, when the evenings cool off, I love taking things outdoors. When a friend wants a small celebration of their birthday, it’s a perfect time to pull a couple of tables and chairs out onto the lawn to celebrate. Twinkling lights, bright and cheery summer colors and good companionship make for a fantastic adult birthday celebrations, just like in this Summer Poppy Birthday party I created for Celebrations.com!poppy birthday-18I just love the bright colors and contrast of the reds, teal and yellow on the table in a mish-mash of patterns. I made the runner with the help of some hem tape I bought at the fabric store. A couple passes of the iron, and it was finished! I layered the runner on top of a length of fabric also purchased at the fabric store. It’s so easy to create a custom look this way.

poppy birthday-5The paper poppies were my favorite part. You can find the tutorial here on the Celebrations.com site. Floral tape, wire, and a bit of crepe paper are all you need to make these beauties for a poppy birthday party!

poppy birthday-1I used a sharpie to hand-decorate the plates. They turned out so cute! And it all washed off in the dishwasher, so my plates were once again blank canvases after the party was over.

poppy birthday-19The paper poppies are completely scalable–i used them to top the favor boxes.

poppy birthday-10To go along with our dinner, we had some Whoa Momma! Pinapple cocktails

poppy birthday-12…and pineapple strawberry salsa as an appetizer.

Head over to Celebrations.com to see all the summer poppy party pictures and pick up some tutorials and recipes while you’re there!

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a sponsored for Collective Bias and its client for easy holiday appetizer ideas with Rich's SeaPak Shrimp Spring Rolls. I have a present for you this Christmas. It's a tip and a bit of advice. You don't have to kill yourself making everything from scratch for your holiday (or any) { Read More! }

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Hallloween parties and specifically, Halloween party foods are so much fun because they tend to bring out our creative if note devious sides. From eyeballs floating in the punch bowl to brain or spider shaped cakes, Halloween treats are my favorite to make all year! Of course, if the idea of fake severed fingers in the dip aren't your style, take a classy clue from our Twilight inspired { Read More! }


Are you a fan of sparkly vampires, or do you run with the werewolves? Hanging out with either is sure to be a frightfully good time!! In this teen-oriented Halloween party originally published in Yum! Food and Fun for Kids Magazine, we took a few clues from the so-en-vougue vampire book series, Twilight.  Highlights of our vampire vs. werewolf party: Sparkly brownie pops Forks fried mushroom { Read More! }