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mila’s first birthday soiree

March 13, 2013

a first birthday soiree on christina loucks blog @christinal_

thank you so much to babiekins magazine for featuring mila’s first birthday soiree on their blog! i wanted to post some additional photos here for you. i am tearfully adjusting to the fact that my little lady is now one, but that aside, i had a great time putting together her party fit for a little lady. i wanted this little soiree to signify soft vintage femininity with a modern touch. i was so excited to create this party for mila that i made the invitations by hand, months in advance after a few trips to paper source [love them!]

i used blush card stock, a floral stamp with gold ink + decorative paper cut to wrap around the invitation. it was tied with white + gold twine + enclosed it with a gold envelope.

and a few pictures of the birthday lady mila. you know i could not get through this post without pictures of squoosh!

i made a baby’s breath crown for mila. and amazingly she kept it on… for a few minutes and a few pictures.

i made bouquets of baby’s breath hanging down a feature wall from different vintage – looking ribbons

i made a 3-layer carrot cake from scratch with cream cheese icing (just like my mother made me for my first birthday). speaking of which, mila wore the actual dress i wore on my first birthday. it was a perfect fit, + an amazing heirloom + feeling to know i wore the very same dress. life is just about that, making memories to share from generation to generation.

i made a #1 for the top of her piece of birthday cake using a birch paper straw. it was my first midor cut!

vintage ivory daisy ribbon was strung between two pieces of paper birch straws to top off the cream cheese icing covering the three-layer carrot cake made from scratch.

the gift bags were filled with wildflower Seed Paper I found on Etsy. the paper was shaped like daisies + was in the color of light peach. needless to say, i was thrilled with the find them— and as you know, i  adore flowers.

i found a slew of white vintage handkerchiefs from a local vintage store and layered them across the table as a table runner. honestly, I originally bought them thinking they would make an interesting swag attaching them by the ends, but designs always change while you’re actually styling.

a little ” mila” nametag for her balloon made from  placing stickers back to back + transparent alphabet stickers. this sign is now hanging from a shelf in her room.

hung a branch from the ceiling with monthly pictures backed with blush card stock i found at paper Source. the same card stock i used for her invitation. the branch was surrounded by transparent balloons for sparkly + shine. each photo had mila wearing a sticky belly taken on the same sheep skin rug to show how much she grew month to month.

 transparent balloons + stuffed them with peach metallic tissue paper.

and the happy birthday girl… wearing the same dress i wore on my first birthday.

images by the fabulous amber fouts

5 Comments leave one →
  1. museconfuse permalink
    March 13, 2013 8:31 pm

    What an adorable little gal. I really love the first photo of her.


  2. March 25, 2013 3:02 pm

    So gorgeous! I found your blog just today and I’m an instant fan! I love your simple style!



    • March 25, 2013 4:57 pm

      Hi there! Thank you so much! I just popped over to your etsy shop and LOVE your jewelry! So retro mod! Love the peach studs. Great style!!



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