I designed this first birthday party for my one year old daughter, Emery. I knew I wanted the party to have a vintage antique feel with soft colors and vintage style patterns but also the modern Chevron pattern. I have been gathering ideas and "picking" pieces for a good 6 months.
My design inspiration was to keep it classy and carry he vintage feel throughout the party but yet friendly enough for a first birthday. As soon as I found out I was pregnant I knew that I would be doing a first birthday milk and cookies party, so this has been in the works for sometime now ;)
I thrive on DIY projects, I own and operate a design company so I have all the resources to do it myself which in the end saves me money and allows me to get things exactly how I want them. I am not afraid to mix color and patterns and I think thats the key to a good party.
All personalized decor was designed and printed by my company and printed by our vendor- www.eaepersonalizedcreations.com http://www.etsy.com/shop/thebakersconfections?ref=seller_info Cupcakes and smash cake were made by a girl I found on FB, I sent her a picture and they came out exactly how I wanted. Paper Straws, tissues paper garland, and fringe Crete paper was purchased at http://www.polka-dot-market.com/ Chalk board papers were purchased at etsy pink sticks used for brownie and oatmeal pops were purchased at http://www.etsy.com/shop/thebakersconfections?ref=seller_info Outfit by https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-Rack-Ruffles/241612572563917?ref=ts&fref=ts Bow by https://www.facebook.com/theicingonthecake.bows?ref=ts&fref=ts
I loved the hay bail center piece, I purchased it at Hobby Lobby then made the bunting with her name, attached it to paper straws and hot glued it into the hay. I also LOVED the cupcakes, they were exactly how I pictured them and I loved the cupcake toppers I did, using a new punch which also contributed to vintage feel I also loved how the high chair bunting turned out... I found the tuturial on Pinterest, they were harder to do than I expected, but I am pleased how they turned out, I also did ONE cupcake topper like them for the top of my tower For her smash cash I made a plate for her to eat her cake off of, another pinterest inspired project that involved a dollar glass plate from the dollar tree, a sharpie and then baking the plate for 25 mins on 150 degrees to sit the marker in, this will be a keepsake that she will always have I had my guests fill out WISH CARDS, that consisted of different fill in phrases for her to also keep to look back on and know how much she is loved. I did a photo booth with milk mustaches, the kids really liked these, I did pink, brown and white to represent the different milk flavors we had. :)
Be creative, dont be afraid to do things and make them yourself its only makes it more special and gives you a sense of accomplishment. Dont be afraid to mix colors patterns and textures, follow your heart and enjoy ;)