Selected as Party of the Day on April 3rd!

Harper's Vintage Schoolhouse 1st Birthday Party

Audrey N By Audrey N  in Birthday


Party Recap

I have a full party post up on my site:

The inspiration for this party came from some vintage Dick & Jane paper dolls my mother has had for years. I collected tons and tons of vintage schoolhouse items to help bring the party together.

Other highlights include custom party printables by Anders Ruff Custom Designs, Fort and Field and Pretty Little Studio.



Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    The Birthday Girl! I found a vintage party dress on etsy ;) It went with the theme perfectly and she looked adorable!

  • Desserts

    I prepared all of the desserts! I made a 4 tier cake and a smaller smash-cake, Cake Pops, Apple Pencil Cake Pops (I posted a tutorial to make these on my site!), homemade marshmallows, pretzel dippers and decorated sugar cookies.

  • Activities / Games

    We made a chalkboard table for the party and it was a HUGE hit with the kiddos!

  • Best Moment

    Harper was busy-busy for the entire party chasing around the big kids. She dug into her cake like a pro...too cute ;)

  • What People Drank

    I purchased Strawberry and Skim Milk Cartons from a local Elementary School for our Drink Station.


Party Helpers

  • Anders Ruff Custom Designs


    Maureen and Adria created the most adorable, vintage school inspired printables for our party! They were a dream to work with and I absolutely ADORE what they created ;)

  • Fort and Field

    Party Favors

    Jessica has the most amazing collection of party favors and decorations. I loved the vintage-inspired schoolhouse penants she had in her shop and asked that she customize them for our party. They were adorable on the straws and the Apple Pencil Cake Pops!



  • Robyn B

    Robyn B wrote:

    I'm in LOVE with every little vintage detail! FABULOUS!!!

  • Gaynor L

    Gaynor L wrote:

    How did you make these cut outs, or did you buy them? Such an adorable party! Love it all! Gaynor

  • Audrey N

    Audrey N wrote:

    These are vintage Dick & Jane classroom cutouts. My mom had a collection of them that she let us use for the party...not sure if you could possibly find reproductions of them somewhere? Thanks!