This stunning EASTER THEMED VINTAGE BAKE SALE PARTY was submitted by Mandy McCready of Koko Blush & Company.
Looking at this party is making me wonder what country or planet I can move to where they celebrate Easter sooner than next March because I am absolutely dying over every detail and thinking I’m going to have to throw an Easter party. Now. Such a beautiful celebration!
Some of the stellar details to look out for in this vintage Easter party are:
The assorted vintage milk glass stands used to display the candy, favors and cakes
The children playing croquet as a party activity
The idea of the dessert display being a “bake sale”
This is what Erin said about planning the party- “I usually throw dessert parties, and they’re awesome and beautiful…but sometimes I’m left with tons of desserts and I end up eating ALL of it! I have a big problem…which is why I decided to go easy on the pastries and chocolate for this party. I threw this party for my family (hubby, kids and I). Kids weren’t quite as smitten as the Dinosaur party, but my husband was a big fan of the food! The recipes were easy and delicious and there was plenty left over. I was a big fan of the decor…because I designed it and it’s just how I wanted it to be!
I am a HUGE sucker for vintage items…but I also don’t like things that look dated. That’s why you’ll see a lot of my designs have vintage touches with really vibrant colors and modern elements. I LOVE this set. I based my designs on three patterns that were coordinating, yet totally different from each other. One pattern is the beautiful birch pattern (seriously, you’ll be seeing more of this pattern because it adds so much class, even though it’s so simple), then I have a light blue and white floral and a bright, vibrant floral. I made the roses using the patterns from my printables and I also made matching placecard holders (my favorite element). I tied it all together with gray ribbon and leaf-like plates and platters.
I think I outdid myself this time. I mostly credit it to moving into a house I love with a kitchen I love EVEN MORE! I whipped these things up way faster than I thought I would! The menu included: Yummy Deviled Eggs, Smoked salmon, capers and dill cream cheese crackers, Bacon Cranberry Chicken Wraps, Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps and Strawberry Shortcake Fudge.”
Easter Printables- Strawberry Mommycakes (can be purchased here)
Leaf plates and platters from Macy’s (Martha Stewart Collection)
Items used in this party from Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Square Plastic Milk Bottles Striped Paper Straws
Here’s what Renee said about the party- “This birthday party was for Nina’s daughter Lola’s 6th Birthday. This Vintage Candy Shoppe theme that was set up at a children’s party venue called Gumbellina’s in Sydney, NSW. It featured jars and jars of sweet candy and other sweet treats. Lola’s two tier cake was inspired by her favourite sherbet sticks in the colours that became the theme for the party – Herbert lemon, pink and orange. The cake was layers of caramel cake with delicious white chocolate frosting. The table also included berry and passionfruit macarons, colour dipped marshmallows, candy and lollipop cookies, cake pops, strawberry sundae and bubblegum cupcakes, and of course loads of sweet candy! The venue was decorated with small vases of delicate baby’s breath and “candy” bouncy balls wrapped in crepe paper. A very sweet party for a very sweet little girl.”
This is what Sarah said about planning the party- “Every woman loves a beautiful High Tea. It’s an opportunity to indulge in conversation and delectable food with a touch of the femme. When I was asked to organise and style a High Tea for 50 women of all ages, I was super excited as it was my first High Tea. I came up with a vintage inspired theme with a pastel flavour and straight away I started dreaming of pastels in all their varieties. It consumed me and I loved every minute of it! A few of the ladies wanted to bring food for the dessert table, so I selected some lovely homemade treats for them to cook that would fit with the theme, and it worked out so beautifully that it was a sensory overload of magnificence (even though I am prone to exaggeration at times, I really mean it)!! The desserts included everything from Australian lamingtons, caramel & raspberry cheesecakes, butterfly cupcakes, rosewater meringue’s with Persian fairy floss, peppermint crisp cheesecakes for a pop of green, white chocolate coated peanut butter balls (yummo), butterfly cookies hanging beautifully in a cage, Ivory Ruffle Cake with pink gradient mud cake inside, incredible teapot cookies, and so much more. They were all divine. A few of the ladies who helped with the baking are so incredibly talented that I continue to use them for many of my dessert buffets!
For some of the accessories and backdrops, I was lucky enough that a friend of mine was throwing out her old vintage tea sets, curtains (which I used for the backdrop of the main dessert table), sewing sets, doilies, even a cupboard and chairs. I embraced all of this for the styling of the party, and it was perfect! It was a truly beautiful party, which was topped off by an 78 year old lady coming up to me at the end and telling me it was the best day of her life!”
This FIRST BIRTHDAY VINTAGE TEA PARTY was submitted by Lima Limão – Festas com charme from Portugal. This party is definitely full of all things charming and girly!
Here are some of my favorite elements of this vintage chic tea party:
The different sizes and shapes of glassware used to serve and display the desserts
The single pink rose motif used throughout the decor
The invitation wrapped in lacy paper
The lovely white cake adorned with, of course, a single pink rose
Here’s what Lima Limão – Festas com charme said about planning the party- “Carlota is a very famous baby in Portugal. She has her own blog (Carlota’s blog) written by her mother. It’s so popular that Carlota’s mom won the prize of “mom blogger of 2012″. Carlota celebrated her first birthday with a tea party. The style was vintage chic with pink, white and touches of gold as a color palette. We set a tea table with doilies and vintage roses as the main elements. We paid attention to every detail so that this party could have all the necessary charm . Congratulations to Carlota on her 1st Tea Party!! ”
Party Styling, Photography and Decorations: Lima Limão – Festas com charme (Lemon Lime – Charming Parties)
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Ribbon White Paper Doilies Apothecary Jars Clear Favor Boxes Balloons