There is nothing more magical than a summer birthday party when you’re turning 12…
Ok, well maybe 16 and 18… Oh well, you get the idea. Birthdays are pretty special. We’re big fans at our house.
I’m not one of those Mom’s that throws over the top parties every year for each child. We like to alternate years. Some years we do something special with the just family and other years we like to create a simple yet fun party for friends.
This months Michael’s Makers Challenge was timed absolutely perfect! The challenge is…
…And my sweet Emily just happened to turn 12!
We are a family of summer birthdays so it seems like summer is always the time that we party the most. The cool thing is, with Michaels… Parties are a snap!
My first stop was at the Michael’s Party section where we found the perfect little accessories for our event. Some canvas flags to make a banner. Some gold letters that would go with Emily’s color choice; black, white & gold. They had the cute berry baskets that are perfect for party favors and black and white straws that were perfect to add to the color of the night.
The center piece was our favorite Heidi Swapp Light Box that is perfect to add a little pizzaz to you summer party.
Another little Heidi Swapp gem… Her fun Light Star Lanterns that you can find at Michaels.
We bought a few of these guys and placed them throughout the tree to add a little dreamy air to the night.
We scoured the store and found all kinds of fun goodies in gold and black to add to our favor baskets. They turned out so cute. We have some notebooks, some Heidi Swapp stickers, cute pencils, some washi tape, little clipboards. They were perfect!
The girls had a ball playing with another Michaels gem, our Fujifilm Instax™ Mini 8 Camera
I grabbed some film and let the girls go nuts taking photos…
Duck Lips anyone? A must at a 12 year old’s birthday!
It was so fun to place the photos on the buffet to add to the memories of the night.
I even found these great Happy Birthday balloons at Michaels along with the ever popular tassels AND the helium tank to blow them up! SCORE!!
So many fun ways to dress up your backyard and turn it into a dreamy scene, perfect for a fabulous party! I have a few more details that I’ll share tomorrow.
For now… Here are even more amazing ideas from the rest of the Michael’s Makers.
Disclosure // I am a member of the Michaels Makers Crew and receive product in order to complete my challenge assignment.