From Lori Baskin of LB Boutique & LB Photography: My husband and I love to throw a good party, but we haven’t had the time since moving from Alaska. I thought this would be a perfect excuse to throw a party for Jonah’s birthday. The idea for a Beer Bash was because first my husband loves a good beer and we now live in Milwaukee, WI which has lots of breweries, a bar on every corner, and lots of CHEESE. I already had my colors in mind to be mustard, brown, cream, and blue. Emma at Yellow Door Creative designed the perfect invite for the bash. Taylour of Swoon Soiree made my decor dreams come alive!
Swoon Soiree made all the fan circles and seriously took them to another level. Jonah helped me with the beer bottles (aka he emptied them)! My sister-in-law Anissa wrapped them in twine and I added wheat sticks to the bottles (No flowers for this party, even though I love them I wanted to keep this as clean, rustic and manly as possible. The birthday sign by Yellow Door Creative brought the tablescape together. I flipped the invite over to use the beer bottle on the back as a pointing arrow. Alessia even helped with chalk board sign.
It wouldn’t be a Baskin party without Beer Pong. I found a table on craigslist for $19 and it was the perfect look of rustic white (a little beat up from the college students, but what a great price). The winners of the Beer Pong received the BP Cup Trophies (I spray painted 2 candle stick holders white and hot glued 2 solo cups on top). For the party, I incorporated beers from where we have been stationed with the Coast Guard.
A photo booth is so simple to make at any party and you don’t have to have a fancy backdrop. Just add a cute banner and some props and you are set! Swoon Soiree made the adorable photo props and pennant banner. Yellow Door Creative added the photo booth sign. I used Martha Stewart Blue & Black Chalk Board Paint on the wooden plaques.
Thinking about all the beer that was going to be consumed, I wanted everyone to experience a little bit of Milwaukee and the local places in our neighborhood. A few of the items we had were Pulled Pork Sandwiches from Milwaukee Smoked BBQ; Sweet Corn from the local South Shore Farmers Market and Apple Coleslaw from Sendicks a local super market. One item that wasn’t photographed was the mini pretzel rolls from Mader’s German Restaurant. The amazing beer cupcakes were made by Jonah’s boss Joe L.
Doug’s Cowboy Kettle Corn Popcorn was served as party favors. I used simple white bags wrapped them with teal twine and used the popcorn label from Yellow Door Creative. Simple but sweet thank you’s to everyone for coming to the bash.
Credits & Resources
Photography: LB Photography| Invite, Table Sign, Popcorn labels, Water Labels, Tooth Pick Flags, Cupcake Labels, Photo Booth Sign: Yellow Door Creative | Folded Circles Decorations, Baskin Beer Pong Sign, Keep Calm Drink a Beer Sign, Beer Me Sign, Pennant Banner, Photo Booth Props: Swoon Soiree| Mason Jars for Root Beer Floats & Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint: Michaels| White Frames: Ikea | Twine: GroopDealz | Popcorn Bags: The Joyful Cup | White Buckets, Candle Sticks, Candy Jars: Target | Popcorn Holder: Pier 1 Imports