I threw my mom a surprise birthday party this year and it was a lot of fun! The theme I was going for was Vintage Farmhouse, girly style. I felt this was perfect for my mom 🙂 The backdrop board I created for the dessert table was very easily put together, but it really added to the table.
I bought a white foam board from Hobby Lobby and scrapbook paper that looked like old barn wood. I attached the paper onto the board so that it lined up pretty well. I ended up cutting a little of my board off so that it ended after a full sheet of paper. I didn’t want to have to cut up sheets of paper and piece it together. Then, I added burlap lace ribbon to the top and bottom of the board. I used my Cricut Machine to cut out the banner flags and letters. I looped them through some pink checkered ribbon and hung the banners across with cowgirl cut-outs (also the Cricut) on each side.
- 1 white foam board
- Barn wood scrapbook paper (enough to cover your board)
- Burlap lace ribbon
- Banner flags and letters
- Cowgirls or any other objects to decorate your board
- Hot glue gun
- Picture tape (2-sided)
- Lay out the barn wood scrapbook paper on your foam board so you can line it up. Then using your picture tape attach all your paper to the board.
- Hot glue the burlap lace ribbon to the top and bottom of the board.
- Glue your letters to the banner and loop the ribbon through the top of the banner flags. The banner flags my Cricut cuts out also cuts out a loop at the top.
- Attach the ends of the ribbon to the board. My first banner (happy) is attached underneath the burlap lace ribbon and my second banner (birthday) is attached around the back of the board.
- Place and glue your cowgirls or other objects where you’d like. Symmetry usually works out best when placing things for decoration.
I provided a Baked Potato Bar for dinner with BBQ pulled pork that could go on top of your potato (yum!) or on the side.
The chalkboard was made from a framed picture I bought at the thrift store. I took the picture out and painted the glass with chalkboard paint. Cheap and easy. My husband and brother quickly made me a stand for my chalkboard while guests were arriving because I couldn’t get it to stand up against anything else. Love those guys 🙂 It worked perfectly!
And what’s a party without games?! I had an “All About The Birthday Girl” quiz for guests to fill out. The winner received a Starbucks gift card. Then we did this game:
Inspired by “The Game of Things” that we like to play, I made up a question and the guests wrote down an answer. The question:
“What should you never do while riding a horse?” They did not include their names and my mom had to guess who’s answer belonged to whom. Some of them were very funny! My mom picked her favorite answer (before knowing who wrote it) and that person also received a Starbucks gift card prize.
Some other little details I added to the party were signs:
Mason Jar drinking glasses:
Pink chocolate flower lollipops:
And a barn window with pictures of my mom as a little girl hung with clothes pins:
It says “Country Girl” in vinyl letters with little cowgirl boots at the top.
Side note: These wonderfully done photos were taken by Kami Johannes. Thanks Kami!!!!