1st Birthday :: Vintage Sweetness

I am literally obsessed with my creative friends. Our friends Michelle & Bryan threw their sweet little girl Eloise the most darling 1st birthday party last weekend. I am kicking myself for not bringing my camera but thank goodness Michelle takes pretty pictures! I’m totally blown away by this darlingly (is that a word?) elegant party. Makes me pray for a girl! But also the fact that she did all of this on a tiny budget makes everything even more amazing. Please note, I had absolutely NOTHING to do with this adorable party. But I begged her to share the details and she gladly obliged! I’m totally amazed by the amount of DIY they did… They turned that 29 cent wood fan from Michael’s (on the left up there) into chalkboards… AND she MADE the paint herself using a recipe she found on pinterest. Seriously!? That’s true elbow grease! Just turn upside down, add ribbon, and look how cute they turned out!
The tents were my (and my boys’) favorite part of the party. They set up a toddler-friendly activity in each one and my boys were in total heaven! She got the idea for them on pinterest and they MADE them themselves. (See? DIY King and Queen right here!) They looked like they were professional – they should sell these suckers in my humble opinion! They got the sheets from Macy’s ($10 for a set, a fitted sheet, flat sheet and one pillow case) and her sister used the extra fabric to make pillows placed all around the party. In case you’re going to knock this party off, (and why wouldn’t you?) the activites they set up were a book station, a bubble station (check out the mason jar bubble holder Eloise’s grandpa made!), a water bead station (bought from the floral section at Micheal’s and SO fun for kids!) and a chalkboard station.
Not sure how well this shows it off, but they hung doilies from twine and hung them all over the house and outside. It was so dear and vintage chic! The doilies were $2 a pack at Walmart and the twine $1 at the Dollar Tree. What an impact for such pennies! And they looked so cute outside as well!The favors were another pinterest idea. She used scrapbook paper from Micheal’s, then sewed them together. They were so cool and were twisted which made them even more darling. I love how she used burlap as tablecloths, tin cans as vases, and vintage looking baskets as display cases. The above photo obviously does not do it justice, but they crafted Eloise’s name out of leafed branches. This was hanging right over the favor table and was such a sweet detail – I wish you could have seen how great it looked in person!
The napkin holders yet again another pinterest idea. She “got” the paint sample cards at Lowes and then sewed those together. Not pictured was all the cute food outside too. This always blows my mind as I am so not good at that stuff, but they made sandwiches for the kids in the shape of a heart and the edges were pinched together. Too cute to eat, I swear!
And if your mouth is drooling at the sight at that table above, you’re glad you weren’t there to taste this stuff or you would have gained about 400 pounds. I think I ate a whole plate of cupcakes… they had edible glitter on them and I kid you not, they were THE BEST things I have ever had in my mouth. EVER! Michelle, her mom and sister whipped up these treats and it truly looks like they went to the best cake shop west of the Mississippi. Even the inside of this adorable cake was beautiful!Look at the detail! I am in such awe on the food end of things. This truly blows my noodle!
So that does it. I really need this new baby of ours to be a girl… I’ve got to have a party like this in my life! Thanks so much Michelle, Bryan and Eloise for sharing such a charming little birthday party. I adored every single detail.

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Girl’s Birthday Party :: Pajama-O-Rama Theme

Um… before I even start this post, can we talk about how ridiculously adorable those girls are? O.M.G! Just too much! Maybe it’s because I don’t get to see enough pink with these two boys, but I about died when my friend Lindsey sent me these photos of her daughter Kate’s 3rd Pajama-O-Rama Birthday Party!When Lindsey contacted me to make some printables for Kate’s birthday party, she knew she wanted to incorporate some fabulous yellow & white chevron fabric she had picked up. After tossing around some ideas, she landed on the idea of a morning pajama party. Love it!This is the invite we came up with (now available in my Etsy shop!) It seemed fresh like a Saturday Breakfast! Perfect for the party!The “Donut Chomp” was quite possibly the cutest idea I’ve ever heard of! Look at these mini-chompers! What a GREAT activity especially for three year olds! I might just try this tomorrow to kill some time.She set up quite the spread…
…and all before 9am! I don’t think I could have had my act together by then… Way to go Mama!I absolutely LOVE how she packaged the favors! Just like the donut store! So darling!It was so much fun working with this cute family and I am so thankful that you guys sent me photos of the fun morning! Happy birthday cutie pie Kate! Hope your pajama-jam was the best!

Throw This :: Enchanted Fairy Party

I have to admit, birthday parties for little girls are not generally on my radar. This past week a friend of mine asked me if I had any ideas for her little fairy’s upcoming 3rd birthday. Well… I don’t but all of these lovely people do! There are so many ways to make a pixie party cute. But honestly I think that even if all you did was have the girls show up with wings on, it would be darling enough! Can’t get much cuter than wings on a 3-year-old now can it? Above is a fab butterfly fairy party from Kara’s Party Ideas.
I love this table and out of control fairy tree found hereAnd all of these other ideas were found on Catch My Party. I especially love the hanging fairy outfits. Oh to have a girl! I’m no expert in this arena with these two boys of mine, so if you’re jonesing for more info, please click the links!