DIY Burlap and Linen Birthday Party with a Dessert Bar

Recently my family and I were invited to a 40th Birthday Burlap and Linen-Themed Party.  It was a summer outdoor party outfitted with perfect weather.

Burlap & Linen Party DIY Time

It’s DIY Time again, where I post something you can do yourself rather than buy, which is a money saver, and can be just plain fun!  Some of these posts are crafts, sewing projects, re-purposed ideas, homemade cleaners, homemade health aids, tutorials, and the like.

Burlap & Linen Party Collage I knew my friend, Ginger (who gave me permission to post this), the hostess, had mad creative skills.  She’s a wonder in the kitchen and with all things creative.  I have attended her amazing antique sales before, but this party gave her the opportunity to illustrate her eye for detail and demonstrate her artistry.  With the help of her sister-in-law, Jessica, the two ladies put together amazing displays.

Ginger featured a dessert bar with all kinds of fun treats.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies @ the Burlap & Linen Party Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies @ the Burlap Party

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles and Almonds @ the Burlap Party Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Apple Pie in Mason Jars. Quick thinking, last minute Ginger thought to use natural coffee filters with string to cover the sticky jars: practical, creative, and inventive I say.

Apple Pie @ the Burlap Party They also had chocolate covered pretzel sticks, candied nuts, and fresh cherries.

And to cool off…vanilla ice cream.

To calm the sugary taste buds, here is an array of veggies.

Veggie and dessert bar @ the Burlap Party And to balance the sugar and veggies, here is a little salt: potato chips.

Potato Chips @ the Burlap Party

There was plenty for us to do.  For entertainment, croquet anyone? Croquet @ the Burlap Party Or how about Pictionary on the hay by the chicken coop?

Pictionary @ the Burlap Party The kids loved playing Pictionary.

Fun with Pictionary @ the Burlap Party

Can you guess how many bottle caps are in the bucket?

Bottle caps @ the Burlap Party Leave a message for the birthday girl.

Message for the Birthday Girl @ the Burlap Party Ideas And if you just want to kick back…

Seating at the Burlap and Linen Party

Ginger used a ballpoint pen to make all of their signs (except on the chalkboard, of course).  She used a special colored masking tape she ordered online to make the food flags.

Did she not think of everything?  It was great for all, young and old alike, with food, fun, and fellowship!  Thank you for letting us share, Ginger (and for permission to use pictures #1, #8 and #16)!

What fun party ideas do you have?

Looking for some chalkboard font ideas? Check out Ginger’s Party and Wedding Reception Ideas with Chalkboard Font.



  1. says

    How beautiful! I love all the thoughtful little details, everything looks just lovely and so beautifully put together!

  2. says

    This a great theme for a party. Everything looks wonderful. I’m all about the DIY too. Thanks for sharing! Looks like everyone had a great time.


  3. says

    I envy people who can put together a perfectly coordinated party like this. :) It all looked so lovely, right down to the last detail!

    Found your blog at the “Making the World Cuter Monday” link party. :)

  4. says

    Love this! We are planning a family reunion and you’ve given me some wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing. (Stopping by from Titus Tuesdays)

  5. says

    I really adore burlap and lace together and this party is PERFECT! Love the labels and printables. The food assortment is fabulous and the games are just too cute! First time visitor to your blog and I’m following! <3

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