When our client (and one of my VERY best friends - KK) called (emailed, texted, and IM'd) about doing her daughter’s first birthday, she had some specific ideas, she was looking for a girly “Shabby Chic” party.The color scheme was based off the fabric banner I did for an Easter Tablescape featuring pinks, yellows, light browns and pops of teal.The invitations were die-cut and designed to be sweet and girly, just like the birthday girl. The client wanted her monogram to be a prominent feature – which we carried into several other components, including the oversized quilted monogram centerpiece that matched the shape of the die cut invitation.
Other details include: frozen water balloons used in the drink bucket, a “1” candle that was bedazzled with stick on pearls and crown candleholders that were spray-painted white and used to hold flower arrangements. Fabric tulips form the Michael's dollar section were used liberally throughout the yard to continue the color scheme in a very fun way. The day was beautiful, the party was a huge success and that made for one happy, happy family.KK knew what she wanted and had constant input. She wanted a rose cake, so we ordered a 10” cake from Aly B’s, along with cupcakes and cookies in shape of “1” for favors. The wafer flowers were purchased in three complimenting colors and gently placed on the cupcakes for a beautiful decorative touch. Cake plates and candlesticks displayed the cupcakes. Then teal blue tins of baby’s breath, tulips and daisies created the perfect pop of color.Wooden spoons and forks were purchased and hand stamped with the birthday girl’s name and an additional fabric banner was created and then used to drape the high-chair and create the perfect pictures of Avery eating her first cake. Left over fabric scraps from the banner were used to wrap mason jars for flower arrangements. Finally the main table was draped in an eyelet lace fabric with a soft pink underlay and the fabric banner, then framed by giant pink and teal lanterns.The centerpiece was created with an open back frame set into a planter with dowels and plaster. The monogram was printed and then hand-sewn with thin teal ribbon. The base was filled with baby's breath.
Party Styling, Photography and party printables: Let's Geaux Party
Cake, Cookies and Cupcakes: Aly B’s Bakery
Wafer Flowers: Modern Luxe Events
Fabric Tulips: Michael's
Wooden Spoons: The Webstaurant Store
Adorable Birthday Girl: The Aldrich Family