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!

Champagne Bar Cocktail Skewers

  Parties get polish from the little details. The kind of details that make you think that your hostess has thought of absolutely every last thing and put her own hand to making sure everything is perfect. It may not seem like much, but paying a little mind to something as simple as your cocktail picks will make your guests feel the love. And these fringed picks are stupendously easy to { Read More! }

DIY, Easter, Eggs, Decorating

This year, go beyond the traditional vinegar and water egg dying method and try something new with the family! There are so many unusual mediums to create designs and colors.  Here are some Egg-spirations to get you decorating! Nail Polish Marbled Eggs create unique and colorful eggs. Use leftover scrapbook paper and a glue pen to create Confetti Eggs. Bright and Marbled Eggs can be created { Read More! }

Peeps Cupcakes

There is a lot to do before the Easter Bunny arrives! Decorating, dyeing eggs and making super cute bunny shaped foods, just to name a few!  It is so fun to see how excited the children get just thinking about that special day.  Here are a few ideas to help you get "hopping"! Try an Easter Egg Lunch that's super fun and easy! Carrot Napkin Holders for the table. Peeps Cupcakes for { Read More! }

Puppy Love Valentine Mailbox

Valentine's Day always means giving or receiving valentines of some sort. Our young puppies made some super cute dog house shape letter boxes for their valentines at our puppy love party. As a valentine to you the templates to make doggie valentine boxes of your own are available here as free printables! Materials: Free printable valentines letter box templates Gable box (9 x 6 x { Read More! }