Selected as Party of the Day on March 13th!

Modern Meets Vintage Baby Fete

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Party Recap

My friend Ashley is having a baby.
Her husband often has a beard or mustache so it's only fitting that we included some touch of facial hair for her little boy's party.
But then I saw an idea on Modern Moments for these cute cupcake stands and they had to be included.
I also wanted to incorporate colors and style that I know Ashley loves. Red, orange, Birch/natural wood. And I threw in doilies because she and I relate about vintage a lot. And something about doilies makes me think vintage. Even though I don't buy old doilies and neither does she. Run with it, though. I did!
Gigantic framed facial hair.
I set up the tables the night before. I loved the simple {and inexpensive} but gorgeous place settings. I used disposable bamboo utensils and compostable plates. Cups were purchased from estate sales and all they have in common is the fact they are glass and stemware. I purposely mixed and matched them.
Mason jars were used for ice water. It was the perfect solution, in my opinion.
The food was served family style. Chicken salad on croissants or a vegetarian option of basil-red-pepper sandwiches that a friend made. Both were DEVOURED. Tells you how good they were! We also had an italian-style salad.
Lullabies cut out of red paper drift overhead amongst clouds of doilies.
My friend Brooke planned the activities {we tend to do activities/projects instead of games} and we are making a mobile and a wall hanging.
I used berry baskets from Garnish to hold the cupcake stands I'd made and painted, with some moss from the craft store and a chocolate or vanilla cupcake with an edible transfer (with a mustache printed on it) from Hello Frosting.


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Buttery Pound Cake Slices topped with Homemade Hot Blueberry-Blackberry Compote/Sauce.

  • Activities / Games

    We created a mobile for the baby's nursery and cut out and stitched up birds from fabric to later hang on a branch as wall decor for the nursery.

  • What People Ate

    Chicken Salad on Croissants, Basil-Red Pepper Sandwiches, Italian-style Salad, Vegetable Platter and dip, Fruit Platter and dip

  • What People Drank

    Ice Water



  • Donna F

    Donna F wrote:

    hi. would like to know where you get the envelopes? THanks

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    Chelsea A wrote:

    The brown/kraft ones? Those were individually printed/cut with my Silhouette (digital craft cutter).

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    Josephine O wrote:

    Hi!! Love this theme I am actually planning my sister's shower and she requested this theme. I know you posted this about a year ago but can you tell me where did you get those invitations from? Thanks!

  • Chelsea A

    Chelsea A wrote:

    hello Jo- I designed and printed and cut each invitation with my digital craft cutter and scissors. All custom, all DIY.