I have been a fan of the parties that I've seen on Frog Prince Paperie and Celebrations at Home's site for a long, long time. I had finally decided to try my hand at trying to create my own party-masterpiece And this birthday party for my sweet Sophia is my first real attempt:-)
I was originally going to go with a "penguins" theme but the more I approached the thought and searched for inspiration, I found more natural, classic and even vintage touches speaking to me:-) I was largely inspired by this party for my layout and styling. As the time for the party approached, the idea of penguins was definitely out, and I had to go with things that I more had at my disposal.
I hand tinted several clean plain white coffee filters a pale pink by add one centimeter of pink food coloring gel to a large bowl of water.
I then spread them out to dry on my counter top until they were completely dry and used those as box liners.
Everything at our party was either pink, kraft, or white.
I added little touches of soft pink yarn everywhere possible. Our guests, received little jelly mason jars (that I cleaned and had in the garage) with touches of kraft colored coffee filters and pink yarn, filled with little chocolate kisses.
Our sweets table was adorned with everything "winter" and "pink" to celebrate our 1-year old little girl. I also incorporated her little white and pink teddy bear from her bedroom, as we like to affectionately call her, "Sophia-bear" at times:) Her cake was a 4-inch circle frosted in a sweet Swiss buttercream with rosettes. The frosting was tinted a pale pink.
I added faux snow and ornaments from a baby's 1st Christmas ornament set strung on kraft twine.
(I added in a few styrofoam bowls turned upside down to create a little "fill" for this gorgeous pitcher for pictures).
The milk pitcher and cake stands were all adorned with additional ribbon scraps that I had left over from previous hairbow projects.
Everything from Sweet Sophia's 1st Birthday was soft, pink, and sweet. We had a great time celebrating our little bear, Sophia.
Happy 1st Birthday to a wonderful little girl!
Photography/Styling/Cupcakes/Pink S'mores/Milk Bottles/Treats: Chemeeka Sparks
Tall 3-tiered pink stand (originally black): Home Goods
White porclain cake stands: Marshalls' Home Goods
Rectangular trays: Crate N' Barrel
Center Square Tray: Target
The actual table itself: courtesy of S. Michael