Vintage Shabby Chic 1st Birthday Party

vintage shabby chic 1st birthday party

vintage shabby chic birthday cake, wildflowers, and paper banner and paper party hat

Vintage Shabby Chic 1st Birthday Party

This is a post I have been excited to write for MONTHS. I designed this darling little girl’s 1st birthday party in a vintage/shabby-chic theme.  Little Charlie’s Mom, Susan, asked for my help, and I couldn’t have been more pleased to turn her vision into a reality. Through the summer, we pinned down every detail from sandwich flags to cake colors, and I’m excited to finally share the pictures!

Susan came to me with an overview of various pictures she loved, aspects of a party she wanted, etc. We worked through versions of a vintage/shabby-chic feel until I was able to pin down exactly what she wanted and turn it into this gorgeous party! Prop-shopping for darling Charlie was a blast. Every time I walked through a craft store, I found a new aspect to add to the party to make it unique and special for Susan and her family. From finding the perfect lace ribbon or embellishing a shadow box, designing this party has been one of the highlights of the year for me.

Susan decided on a coral/pink and aqua color scheme with pops of golden yellow. She also knew she wanted to have a dessert table as the main focus but also serve some “regular” food as well. With these details, I hit the ground running and helped Susan turn it into Charlie’s special party! Susan did such a fabulous job as well, and I’m one proud party designer – I walked her through the table set up and she rocked it! :)

With a fabulous team of vendors at my hands, I tapped some great designers to help with various aspects of the party.The vendor list can be found at the end.

vintage shabby chic 1st birthday party

vintage shabby chic birthday party

1st birthday party for little girl in vintage style

Party Hat - Amybugs Original Style
Paper Banner “Charlie is 1!” - Elizabeth Grace
Pink striped straws - cdk designs
Fabric Bunting Banner - Whitecliff Cottage
Fabric Flower on Cake - Bella Blossom Shop
Pom Poms - Party Poms
Invitation & Thank You Card Design - Blush Printables
Photography - DHM Photography
Design, Placecards, High Chair Ribbon Banner, Sandwich Flags, Thank You Bags/Tags/Party Boxes - Pizzazzerie

Thank you, Susan, for the sweet words! ” I had all of these ideas for my daughter’s 1st birthday party, that were all over the place, but had no way to execute them.  Courtney sculpted my vision far beyond my wildest dreams.  Instead of squeezing me into a mold of parties that she has thrown or seen in the past, she guided and shaped my ideas into a reality. Although Courtney lives almost 1000 miles away, she was with me every step of the way. Through countless emails and brainstorming sessions, she helped me create one of the most memorable parties. My friends and family are still talking about it!! Courtney is truly in a class of her own and there is no way I could have done it with out her.”


  1. 47

    HI! Love your vintage theme! Soooo sweet:)
    Was wondering the color of the tulle around the cake plate? blue????
    Do u think a pink ruffle cake would look good with the magenta flower on the side of the cake?

  2. 48
    Robyn Pittluck says:

    Where can I order sandwich flags and banner for vintage girl party from? I tried to follow links but kept getting sent back to main page.

  3. 49

    I really like this. Shabby Chic is definitely a type of Feng Shui, giving a stress
    free, soft and feminine feel. A very loving way of decorating making people want to come
    in and relax, that is why it can also be known as the cottage feel. recently posted…facebook.comMy Profile


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