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Historic Landmark 1st Birthday Party


We went with a vintage/historic picnic them.  For some reason all the other photos are not loading so visit  MY BLOG to view more photos.

Design Inspiration

I wanted to have the location at a historical site that had a fun vintage picnic feel to it. I was fortunate enough to find the perfect location called George Key Ranch Historical Park. The family of the 2.2 acre property donated the land which includes orange groves, a barn, and lush gardens to the city becoming a historical landmark. The venue's picnic area was exactly what I was looking for. I also wanted to incorporate pie pops which went hand in hand with the picnic idea. Once the theme was picked out I decided on my color scheme which was a bright yellow, celery green, and lavender purple. Pinterest was a huge resource for me and after doing extensive research there were a few things I definitely wanted to incorporate into the party. 1. A tall Swiss dot cake with castle flags on top 2. Lavender lemonade 3. White choc dipped marshmallows with mini dragee sprinkles and gingham flags 4. Granny smith pie pops 5. DIY flower piñata. Inspiration links:  Lavender Lemonade . Marshmallows . Pie pops . Flower piñata: 1, 2 . Cake idea 1 . Cake idea 2

Decorating Style

This party was definitely more traditional with hints of an updated modern style here and there.

Project Details

Vendors: Location: George Key Ranch Historical Park Cake: Amazing Cakes Felt for cake flags: Giant Dwarf Striped paper straws: For the piñata, I saved time by purchasing a soccer ball piñata and peeling off the black dots instead of doing paper mache. Then I made mini and medium pom poms as well as paper flowers out of tissue paper and hot glue gunned it to the piñata until it had the fullness I desired.

Favorite Items

First and foremost the piñata! I also loved the pie pops and the cake with the flags.


Get as much help as possible and delegate!!! I had 2 friends helping me solely with decor. I had family do all the food for lunch so I wouldn't have to focus on that. With only 2 hours to set up, I barely got everything done in time to take enough pictures. There's no way I would have done this without the help. It made the experience so much more enjoyable. In regards to inspiration... I'm all about pinterest. Really utilize thas amazing resource!

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  1. avatar chrismchicoine says:

    I love it! All the food looks super yummy. :)

  2. avatar Ron says:

    I have seem many birthday party decorations in my life and this truly is something I will share with all my friends. Good job.

  3. avatar xterra says:

    Your presentation is very detailed and uniquely inspired. The manner in which you fuse the colors with the dessert entrees is brillant…

  4. avatar Mombu says:

    The pictures are beautiful! Something about the pompom flowers, lemonade, and the historic George Key home as the backdrop reminds me of a party fit for a gorgeous southern belle. Everything is just so picture perfect. Great work.

  5. avatar shadowfax16 says:

    So many creative ideas! Cake pops, jars with lemonheads, lemonade with striped straws, I could go on for a while. Nice job!

  6. avatar valhal2 says:

    Love all the colors!! Beautiful!! Well done!!

  7. KelleJoya,

    Thank you! I totally know what you mean. The green and yellow go and the green and purple go, but if you hold purple and yellow it’s not as pretty. But the trio came together nicely and fortunately the environment of the venue fit in nicely. Thanks so much for the comment!

    – Sarah

  8. avatar KelleJoya says:

    Your color scheme is rather unique. I have seen a combination of any two of these colors, but not all three of them. And I think celery green, bright yellow and lavender really were perfect for your party at the park.