A Burlap Party {for Teenagers}

This weekend we celebrated Kennedy’s 14th birthday with a chocolate fondue party … a fun party idea for teenagers, right?  Kennedy wanted everything decorated in burlap and natural tones which made it a very simple party to put together.

I hung the embroidery hoop banner on the wall …

burlap birthday party for teenagers

… and covered the table with my seamed burlap tablecloth.  We used square brown paper plates and napkins and set bowls of chopped nuts and individual containers of peanut butter at each place {because who can resist chocolate and peanut butter mixed together or marshmallows dipped into chocolate and then into chopped nuts?}.

burlap birthday party for teenagers

I set out mason jar sippers for Italian soda and tied the sippers and water bottles with burlap.  And of course we had striped paper straws … I love paper straws for a party!

burlap birthday party for teenagers

The centerpiece and the party entertainment was a chocolate fountain.

burlap birthday party for teenagers

I set the food out on the kitchen island.  Skewers wrapped with washi tape were used for dipping …

burlap birthday party for teenagers

… and brown washi tape was used to embellish a little garland on the cake as well.

burlap party for teenagers, birthday

 We had a rice krispie cake …

burlap party for teenagers

… and we served it right at the beginning of the party.  Before we cut into the cake, the guests wrote wishes on pieces of paper that we tied to the candles {inspiration found here}.

burlap party for teenagers

We stuck the candles into the cake, Kennedy blew them out, and we cut the cake and added it to the buffet of dippers.

burlap birthday party for teenagers

The buffet was full of Kennedy’s favorite foods to dip.

burlap birthday party for teenagers

Cookies and cake …

burlap party for teenagers

… and lots of fruit.  Is there anything that doesn’t taste better covered in chocolate?

burlap birthday party for teenagers

The girls helped themselves to plates full of food and then sat at the table and ate and laughed.  Just right for a group of teenage girls!

burlap birthday party for teenagers

We may have forgotten to give the girls their party favors at the end of the night {ahem} so we’ll be doing a few little deliveries this week.

burlap party for teenagers

Burlap is such a fun way to decorate … have you used burlap for party decor?

Comments

  1. says

    How fun! My girls had their first annual V-day party last year and we did the chocolate fountain too! We are planning this year’s shindig – I’m posting about it tomorrow!

    First our friendship with Martha, now this!!
    Kelly

  2. Moore Minutes says

    Oh! lol, I missed the link! :) Thank you so much for sharing it, much appreciated. <3 And, I’m so happy you like the candle wish idea.

  3. Madi Clark says

    Hi Mrs. Dukes, tell Kennedy late Happy Birthday for me please. The party looks so perfect! I wish I had been able to attend!

    • Randi Dukes says

      I actually borrowed it from someone but I have seen them at Bed, Bath and Beyond.