Shabby Chic 1st Birthday Party

Posted on January 29th, 2013 by Kara
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This precious SHABBY CHIC FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Ashley of God Bless Our Nest! I just love all the vintage touches!

There are so many sweet party ideas here. Some of my favorite party elements-

The chalk board first birthday print

The invitation with a sewn on fabric bunting

The fabric fringe garland with burlap

The vintage mason jars

The vintage scales

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

Pom Poms

Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks

Kraft Paper Bags

Candy Sticks

Striped Paper Straws

Jute Twine

Burlap

Balloons

Clear Cellophane Bags

    

Ashley said this about planning the party- ”My daughter’s first birthday was my very first party to plan — and I have a new respect for party planners! Wow, they’re a lot of work! I have known since my daughter was born that I wanted her to have a vintage, ‘shabby chic’ themed first birthday party. I know this may be the only birthday where I have free reign (I’m sure it will be Minnie or Rapunzel in years to come) so I wanted something sweet, girly and simple.

I started out with a light pink, peach and mint green color scheme. I couldn’t get ANY of the green things to match that I ordered online, so I just did away with the green and replaced it with ivory. I made everything myself except for the cake and the catered BBQ. I made the fabric banner out of prints that I’ve been collecting here and there for the past few months. I made the ‘LILY KATE’ and ‘ONE’ banners from burlap, white craft paint and stencils made on my home printer. The antique scale, blue Mason jars, crocheted things and produce boxes were either borrowed from family or things I already owned.

My husband made the mason jar ‘sippy cups’. The guests loved these! I used ivory paper straws and attached pretty tags made from kraft cardstock and paper roses. Turns out, the guests wrote their names on the back of the tags, so I may just include a blank ‘name tag’ next time instead of something decorative. Also, many guests asked to take these home, so this would be a GREAT party favor!

We set tables up on our back porch with catered BBQ for lunch. (Sorry, I didn’t catch any decent pics.) We had the “dessert” table inside as well as the drink bar. The cake was made by a local bakery and my mom and I dipped strawberries, pretzel sticks, and marshmallows in pink and peach tinted chocolate. We used pretty pearl sprinkles as garnish. I also served fun pink candies and included a few things for the babies to snack on.

I loved making the favors for the guests. For the kids, I used small kraft paper bags and filled them with little goodies and candy. My husband has a friend in the carnival business and he provided us with 50 bags of pretty pink cotton candy. (How cool?!) We had enough for each guest and I attached a tag that said, “It was so SWEET of you to come!”

The custom invitations, wrap around mailing labels, birthday “chalkboard” poster, favor tags and framed birthday print were also designed and assembled myself. The digital files will be available soon for purchase in my Etsy shop.”

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

Pom Poms

Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks

Kraft Paper Bags

Candy Sticks

Striped Paper Straws

Jute Twine

Burlap

Balloons

Clear Cellophane Bags

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15 thoughts on “Shabby Chic 1st Birthday Party

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  1. lisa-sweet pop studio

    You did AMAZING! This party is so sweet and the colors are perfect! I love the chalkboard that tells all about Lilly, the mason jars and especially the tissue poms. :)

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  2. Ashley P.

    Hi Sylvia, I made the chalkboard myself digitally in Photoshop. I had it printed as an “engineer print” at Office Depot (for around $2.50) and then I mounted it on a sheet of foam core from Wal-mart. Very simple to make!

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  3. Ashley P.

    Hi Sylvia, I made the chalkboard myself digitally in Photoshop. I had it printed as an “engineer print” at Office Depot (for around $2.50) and then I mounted it on a sheet of foam core from Wal-mart. Very simple to make!

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  4. Sylvia

    Thank you!! I am absolutely going to do this for my daughter’s 1st birthday!! Congrats on the beautiful party!! I loved every detail!

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