Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shabby Chic First Birthday Party

First off today - Storewide Sale to celebrate Christmas in July! Now is the time to get that new cell phone case or cake pop stand or take advantage and stock up on the new perfectly matched stationery and stamp sets, they make great gifts! Sale ends Friday so start shopping and saving now! 
Next I'd like to share a very sweet and shabby chic party I had the pleasure to work on with my party partner in crime, Amelia from the styling blog, Her Royal Heinous. This was the first party where I got to debut a new die cut invitation. This style will be coming to the shop soon, just in time for holiday cards! However, this new Vintage Shabby Chic collection is in the shop now!

When our client (and close friend) called us 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 a fabric banner Her Royal Heinous had done 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.

She also had pinned several styles of rose cakes, 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 complementing colors and gently placed on the cupcakes for a beautiful decorative touch. Cake plates and candlesticks displayed the cupcakes in a subtle manner. 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 used to drape the high-chair and create the perfect pictures of Avery eating her first cake. 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 plaster in a planter. The monogram was printed and then hand-sewn with thin teal satin ribbon to the pink quilted backing and the base was filled with bay’s breath.
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. 

Party Styling Let's Geaux Party
Photography: Let's Geaux Party
Invitations, cupcake wrappers and other party pieces: Magnolia Creative Co.
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


  1. This is a darling 1st birthday party!

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