- A Project For: Selah Grace
- Age: 1
- Location: San Diego, CA
Selah Grace's girly Onederland First Birthday Tea Party! It was a day of fun, celebrating the greatest gift we have ever received, our little girl!
I absolutely LOVE Alice in Wonderland. I've always loved the idea of throwing a little girl's tea party... I wanted it to be themed without being too literal so I went for a more whimsical and delicate side...
For this ONEderland tea party, I chose to go with vintage pieces... I wanted it to feel beautiful and romantic without being too girly, so I stuck with a more neutral color palette and added subtle lady like touches.
I had so much fun putting together the decor for this party! I spent a few months gathering tea cups, tea pots, lace table cloths, vintage floral fabrics, frames, etc from local thrift stores and just slowly put together a game plan to transform our backyard into a ONEderland for our little one's special day.
I found the tea cart and baby tea time chairs on craigslist and just painted and reupholstered them! Super easy pieces to upcycle and they were really sweet additions to the overall look. I made the poms (white and tan) out of paper lanters with coffee filters glued to them. This is a time consuming project but is super easy, affordable and they turn out really pretty! I use FabriTac gue because it sticks quickly and it is just the BEST. A little pricey, but totally worth it if you do a lot of craft projects. You can find it at Michael's, JoAnn's, and Wal-Mart.
The photo booth, gift table, dessert table and drink tables were each their own special little vignettes, that I had so much fun creating.
-For the dessert table I purchased silver dessert trays and glass candlesticks from the Dollar Tree, and glued them together to create little cake stands. I used vintage children's books to stagger the heights of the cake stands. I also used tea cups and tea pots as mini planters for the succulents throughout.
-The photo booth was a really fun addition to the party! My husband is a photographer (he took all of the beautiful photos - www.proofimagery.com) so this was a fun idea that he set up! We used the Grandfather clock that I upcycled from Selah's nursery as decor as well as other pieces from our home - http://projectnursery.com/projects/selahs-explorer-nursery/ My sister in law created the adorable vintage Alice in Wonderland props and the beautiful ONEderland banner above the drink table!
Selah's headband was made by yours truly from my baby & children's line The Infantry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheInfantry?ref=search_shop_redirect
Her amazing romper was from a fantastic designer on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RaeGun?ref=shop_sugg
We had sweet mint Moroccan tea, chai tea lattes, an endless choice of desserts and a crepe station, where they made sweet and savory crepes for our guests. It was an amazing celebration and we enjoyed every minute spent with our little 1 year old! :) Happy Birthday, Selah Grace!
My favorite item is the tea cart. It was such a great little $50 craigslist find, and with a coat of white paint it became a really special focal point!
Posted on January 6, 2013
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