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 PartyDIY 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 CollageI 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 PartyPeanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies @ the Burlap Party

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles and Almonds @ the Burlap PartyChocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip CupcakesApple 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 PartyThey 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 PartyAnd 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 PartyOr how about Pictionary on the hay by the chicken coop?

Pictionary @ the Burlap PartyThe 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 PartyLeave a message for the birthday girl.

Message for the Birthday Girl @ the Burlap Party IdeasAnd 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?

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About Sonja

Sonja is a lover of the Lord, family, and friends. She digs DIY (especially re-purposing), fancies fitness, foods (whole), & fellowship. She is a thrifty thinker and jives with jazz. “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2 ESV). Thanks for visiting!
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19 Responses to DIY Burlap and Linen Birthday Party with a Dessert Bar

  1. What a beautiful party! It looks like everyone had a great time. I popped over from A Bowl Full of Lemons–thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  2. What an awesome party! It’s amazing how little details, like coffee filters and string, can add so much!!!

  3. Wow! She is incredibly creative! I could only dream of being so crafty! It looks like a wonderful party!

  4. What a beautiful party! The food, games and decor looked amazing! How fun!

  5. wow…very creative! Lots of inspiration here :)

  6. Maria says:

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

  7. Katie 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.


  8. What an awesome party!! I’m tweeting and pinning. Have a lovely day!

  9. Amanda 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. :)

  10. Linda 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)

  11. Jenna says:

    What a great party idea, I love the buffet set up to look like an old country store…so many cute touches!

  12. This is really lovely. All of your re-purposed things look so welcoming and interesting.

  13. Rita says:

    everything looks fabulous and the party must have been a great success. rita

  14. 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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