Melody’s Garden Inspired 1st Birthday Party

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Flower fabric inspired do-it-yourself birthday party

Design Inspiration

We wanted a backyard casual party for Melody's first.  I knew I needed a theme though.  I was inspired when I saw a blog post on Josephine Kimberlings new Glam Garden fabric.  I wanted something fun and bright, just like Melody's personality, then I just went with it.

Decorating Style

I really wanted to incorporate fabrics into the decorations.  I started Punkin Threads this year, and have been busy making dresses for others, and knew I wanted to make Meldoy's dress, and as much as I could for her party.


Project Details

I found the fabric on my favorite online fabric store, Hawthorne Threads, and the first thing I made was Melody's dress.  I love the way it looked on her!  I incorporated eight (I think) different fabrics for the Happy Birthday Melody banner and party hats.  I even made a penant banner for the highchair.

I made the M (also made ELODY, but they wouldn't fit:-) on top of the cupcakes, and topped the others with butterflies I found at Michaels.  The middle plate was wrapped in fabric using Modge Podge, tissue paper for the other plates, and planters and bowls were used to seperate them, forming a cupcake stand.  My friend made Melody the most beautiful 'smash' cake, topped with edible butterflies!

I saw the mini-cupcake flower topiary in a magazine, and just had to give it try.  Just used a foam ball, stick from the yard and a flower pot that I already had.

In the smaller vase are strawberry marshmellow's on a stick with pastel colored candy corn, made to look like flowers.  They were kind of random, but the kids loved them!

For favors, I found this idea from a Prudent Baby post.  The kids put together their own flower pots (with a little help).   It was really cute seeing them get so excited about it.

And finally the pom pom vines, which before I found the fabric, was what I was basing the 'flower' theme on.  I saw them on a Spearmint Baby blog post, and knew I had to make them!

Favorite Items

I really wanted make a lot of things for the party because I enjoy it, and I wanted it to be special for Melody.  It's not easy seeing your baby girl turn 1 so quickly, but it was fun creating a party with her sweet little whimsical light hearted loving personality, in mind:-)


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    Thank You!  Matching things was pretty easy, since there were so many colors!  So that was a plus :-)

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    Just take a cheapo paty hat, and lay it out.  Cut fabric the same shape, leaving about a half inch at the bottom.  Modge Podge, wrap around hat, and your done!  It was very easy!

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    I am in love with this party! The fabric is fabulous. I would love to feature it on my blog??

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