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Here at the Awesome Mitten, we never turn down the chance to throw a good party. We’ve been planning and prepping for months to bring you these suggestions for your own Michigan Birthday Party! Follow along to see what food, drink, and fun we had at our mock party in December and then schedule your own to celebrate Michigan’s 177th birthday on January 26th!
Invitations: Download the paper invitation we designed here! We also created a Facebook invitation and sent out emails closer to the date.
Social Media: We had our guests us the hashtag #177yearsofawesome on Instagram and Twitter–you should, too! Remember to tag us (@awesomemitten on both Twitter and Instagram) and to use our hashtags (#mittenlove, #177yearsofawesome) and you could see your photos and tweets on our feeds!
Attire: We encouraged our guests to wear as much Michigan-made apparel as possible. Lance and Byron from High Five Threads showed up representing their brands, and Joanna wore a shirt from Michigan Awesome.
Dessert: One of our favorite pies, the Lakeshore Berry Pie from Grand Traverse Pie Company, was a hit with everyone at the party.
Decorate Your Mitten Cookie: We wanted a chance to use our Michigan Cookie Cutter from High Five Threads, and what better way than by letting our guests decorate their own cookies! We created homemade frosting and then gave our guests full rein on tons of sprinkles. Everyone’s was unique AND tasty.
Michigan Bingo Drinking Game: Team Awesome spent months planning this Bingo game and we had a lot of fun playing it, too. In the game, the caller picks a card with a photo on it, and those who have that photo on their card have to do the corresponding activity.
What other food, drink, or games would you include at your party? How do you plan to celebrate Michigan’s 177th?