My year of being a Michaels Maker has come to an end. As a farewell to the last post of the season, all of us Michaels Makers created gifts, baked treats, and threw parties for each of the six holidays this summer. I chose to do a birthday party celebration for my challenge. I used my two daughter’s love for all things farm to create this colorful and rustic farm birthday celebration. (Everything I used is from Michaels unless stated otherwise.)
I found this box full of letters that you can arrange and put together in whatever saying you want. I did a happy birthday phrase, but the possibilities are endless. The best part is it can be reused and rephrased as much as you like. I added an old hat that I had found at a flea market above it.
I put the yummy desserts on top of a faux fireplace that my husband had made me back in December. We don’t have a real fireplace, so I enjoy using this one to decorate. And since it’s faux, I can move it around to where ever I might need it.
I used these moss covered foam blocks to place the cupcakes and cake on. The cupcake flower pots are actually made from a silicone that you can bake in. I just added store bought cupcakes, but these are great to be another reusable item. I also added some paper yellow doilies underneath the cupcakes (I found them in the scrapbook section).
I added some color pops by taping large scrapbook paper behind the food. It helps the food stand out more too. The popcorn is in cute little boxes. They are the perfect size for little hands. Plastic animals grace the front of the cupcakes as another little gift for guests. These were the nicer ones but Michaels is great at having a lot of plastic animal options in the dollar section for a more budget friendly option.
The bottom of the faux fireplace is filled with old books that I have purchased from a local thrift store. I took apart a hay wreath to add the hay around this area. It was a last minute idea and I was glad I had that wreath sitting around. I also added hay into the bottom of these awesome berry baskets.
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