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Summer Poppy Birthday Party

Summer Poppy Birthday Party


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

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.