Cookies and Milk 1st Birthday Party for Twins

Posted on November 17th, 2012 by Kara
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Up next on KPI is this absolutely adorable COOKIES & MILK FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY for twins, submitted by Kimberly of Designs by Kimberly Francom. I just love the vintage colors and rustic feel to this darling celebration! What a fun party theme for twins! Such a great theme for a baby shower, too!

Kimberly said this about planning the party- “Having boy/girl twins, I wanted to create a party that had touches of masculine and feminine to represent them both. I did this by adding small touches of ruffles, lace, fresh florals and coral and balanced them with burlap, neutral tones, and distressed crates. I sent out postcard invitations to the guests with custom stamps featuring the birthday twins of course. The feel of the party was a vintage and rustic chic spin on a Cookies and Milk Party. Most of the details of the party were done DIY. For my back drop I used a queen size sheet which we then sewed muslin ruffles to. I used a stencil, paint, and burlap to create the Happy Birthday and “One” banner and rag banner adorned the front of the burlap table cloth. I used crates and old books to add height and texture to the dessert display and decor. I created printable coral chevron and chocolate stripe flags for my retro striped straws. My milk bottles were actually the Target brand frappuccino. I stamped the number “1″ on little wood tags that I attached to my milk bottles with bakers twine. The cookies I chose were: Home-made Oreo pies, Coconut Macaroons, Sugar Cookie Pops, Chocolate Dipped Shortbread, Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Kiss. Milk Bottles filled with Jelly Bellies served as vases for the sugar cookie pops. Guests filled cookies and candy in milk carton favor boxes with printable labels saying “So Sweet of You to Join Us”. Guests also decorated their own sugar cookies with frosting and assorted sprinkles at the Cookie Decorating Station. On the tables, soft and casual florals were displayed in milk bottles and mason jars over burlap and lace runners. Pictures of the twins were displayed in mason jars filled with taffy as well as on a vintage washboard. Colorful bunting and ombre tissue poms with tassels set the tone for the party in our back yard. On the outdoor food table I included a vintage crate lined with burlap with a chalk board sign “Place empties here for milk man” for the home of used milk bottles. A bouquet of taffy skewers was displayed in an old creamer can. I also made vases out of paint sticks glued to formula cans and then painted… So inexpensive! An old barrel becomes a table to hold my beverage container with coral and aqua water bottles. Two happy one year olds equals a very successful party!”

Vendors and Credits:
Event Planner/Floral Designer: Designs by Kimberly Francom
Photography: Smith Vision Photography

Milk Bottle Cookies: My Cookie Couture
Coconut Macaroons: Cakes by Deanna

Milk bottles for florals: Save On Crafts
Custom Stamps and printing of postcard invitations: Zazzle

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Striped Paper Straws

Milk Bottles

Baker’s Twine

Ribbon

Clear Cellophane Bags

Lollipop Sticks

Sprinkles

Taffy

Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks

Candy Sticks

Tissue Pom Poms

Eyelet Paper Lanterns

     Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Striped Paper Straws

Milk Bottles

Baker’s Twine

Ribbon

Clear Cellophane Bags

Lollipop Sticks

Sprinkles

Taffy

Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks

Candy Sticks

Tissue Pom Poms

Eyelet Paper Lanterns

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8 thoughts on “Cookies and Milk 1st Birthday Party for Twins

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  1. Jacqueline

    Beautiful little party I love the little labels on the milk bottles. And the tiny blackboards are so sweet – I have a chalkboard pen I can’t remove the writing once I write on my blackboard signs. Which pen did you use? Do you have problems like this? I love this website for all my party inspiration – I am new to blogging about my parties so thank you for inspiring! (http://myguidetohomemade.blogspot.co.uk/)

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  2. Lauren

    I LOVE this birthday party…perfection! Can you please let me know where you got the milk carton favor boxes at? I must have them :)
    Thanks!

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  3. Misti

    I love this idea! So cute! I have two questions… Where did you get the little chalk board good signs and how did you make the little flags that are on the straws?
    Thanks
    Misti

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  4. Leanne

    Hi,

    Beautiful pictures!

    Just wondering where the wooden number 1 tags are from that are around the little milk bottles?

    Thanks so much!

    Leanne

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