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Emery’s First Birthday- Vintage Milk and Cookies


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.

Design Inspiration

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 ;)

Decorating Style

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.

Project Details

All personalized decor was designed and printed by my company and printed by our vendor- 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 Chalk board papers were purchased at etsy pink sticks used for brownie and oatmeal pops were purchased at Outfit by Bow by

Favorite Items

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 ;)

Tarryn Attard

Wednesday 5th of December 2012

This looks like a beautiful day!! I would love to see the whole party but it isn't letting me scroll through the pictures;(

Amber Hancock

Monday 10th of December 2012

Tarryn- not sure why it wont let you scroll but I have more pics here ;) Thank you for the compliments!


Sunday 7th of October 2012

This was a great party! Congrats on being one of our favorite projects of the week!


Sunday 7th of October 2012

Thank you so much!!! Im so excited to be featured this week!


Wednesday 3rd of October 2012

Hi there. This is one lovely party. Am sure Emery had a great time.


Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

That cart you used to hold the drinks, the "commemorative plate," the ruffle cupcake, the hay centerpiece, and those paper products are all so lovely!


Tuesday 2nd of October 2012


Tiffany Brown

Monday 1st of October 2012

I absolutely adore this! My daughter is 6 months old and I am already planning too. I will definitely be visiting your shop!


Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

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