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Cute as a Button 1st Birthday Party

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Party Recap

With a nickname of Button, it was the perfect theme for Olivia's 1st Birthday Party.

We chose a pastel colour scheme as it was fun and looked really cute with the buttons.

We wanted to incorporate fabric into our table, and so we made a fabric and ribbon garland for behind the table. We used fabric bunting on the lemonade stands, and wrapped chocolates and lollipops in fabric also. Each guest received a handmade fabric bag with little buttons to use as lolly bags. We decorated the glassware, milk bottles and table with fabric yoyo flowers with button centres.

We asked Lillybuds Bespoke Button Bouquets and Brooch Bouquets to create a button bouquet that we could give to Olivia for her birthday. We used it as a centrepiece on the dessert table and it is now a special keepsake in her room. The bouquet included lots of pastel buttons, a brooch handed down from Olivia's Great-Great Grandmother, a ring from her Grandmother and a watch showing her time of birth.

Little Humbugs created an amazing thumbprint picture that is now hanging in Olivia's room. Each guest left their thumbprint on a balloon and wrote a special message for her memory box.

Because the party was outdoors and in Summer, we built a wooden Lemonade Stand for our drink dispenser and milk bottles. We then built a miniture version for Livi and her friends to play with - very cute to see them playing with the plastic cups.

We decided to make a blackboard for the entrance, and included all of Olivia's favourite things. It lasted about an hour before the kiddies decided to rub out our hard work! We also made lots of paper flowers, pinwheels and ribbon wands for kids to play with, using pastel colours and buttons. We also made a button O and a few other button elements to suit the theme.

Finally, the talented Sam from Caketopia made us some amazing button desserts, which really set the table! They were almost too good to eat.

Event Styling - Once Upon A Table
Cake and Desserts – Caketopia
Photography – Miracle Moments Photography
Button Bouquet - Lillybuds Bespoke Button Bouquets and Brooch Bouquets
Balloon Fingerprint Artwork - The Little Humbugs
Wreath - Lola & Lace


1 comment

  • Everything Pretty

    Everything Pretty wrote:

    One of the most beautiful 1st birthday party ever! great, great job!