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Olivia’s Pinwheel Party


A playful pinwheel party to celebrate our daughter's 2nd birthday!

Design Inspiration

Since Livi's birthday is in March, I wanted to do something Spring-like and cheerful! I've always had a thing for pinwheels. And I also have a thing for fabric. The pink and yellow color palette was inspired by two fabrics: Amy Butler Midwest Modern Garden Maze in Red and Michael Miller Ta Dot Sunny Yellow (the credit for this combo goes to my friend, Brittany, who appliqued Livi's birthday shirt). 

Project Details

     All of the pinwheels are from Hobby Lobby. I used small ones as part of the place settings; I used large ones to make the centerpieces and to decorate the outside walkway and mailbox. Outside, I also decorated the door with a wreath made from fabric scraps. All of the scraps were from dresses I have made Livi over the past two years, so I that was special for me!

     For the dessert table, I used an old window pane as a backdrop and draped it with a felt garland from Hobby Lobby. For the candy buffet, I collected glass jars from various stores (TJMaxx, Target, Ross) in order to get the best deals and in order to have a variety of sizes/shapes. The candy buffet tags are from Etsy (SoSweetPartyShop); I just added the ribbon and the outer yellow circle of cardstock for a pop. The pink and yellow candy is from (Lemonheads, Gumballs, Candy Buttons, Laffy Taffy), Party City (Sixlets), and Target (Gummi Peaches). The custom "2" cookies are from Etsy (CookieCoterie). I made the cake bunting from scrapbook paper, pink bakers twine, and yellow striped paper straws.

     For the place settings, I used scrapbook paper for the placemats and to make paper cones to hold chips. For the adults' drinks, I used mason jars; for an alternative for the kids' table I used plastic milk bottles (Etsy shop, ThePartyFairy). The striped paper straws are from Etsy shop, ShabbyGirl2. The custom water bottle labels and napkin ring wraps are from Etsy shop, 5Mcreations.  

I also got the following paper products from Etsy:

Invitations, thank you notes, address labels--LittleSugarBean

Name banner --WBurley74

Party favor tags--SoSweetPartyShop



I hope you enjoyed our party!

Favorite Items

Livi's birthday flutter skirt with a big bow on the back! I got the pattern here:


Find a few key decorations that will help you define your color scheme (I found it easiest to stick with two colors). Then you can have most everything else customized to those few colors! The decorations that jump-started my plans were the circle garland, and then the pink and yellow pinwheels.


Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Hi this so cute where did you find the Pinwheels??

Florence Amber

Tuesday 19th of June 2012

Awww. Olivia's so adorable! I'm sure she enjoyed her colorful party. I love that wreath with scrap fabrics!