Party Recap

What’s a more perfect way to welcome summer than to throw an outdoor bash? I wanted to put together a festive BBQ for my son’s 1st birthday, inspired by the amazing farmer’s markets that are so well known to California summers. This was a very DIY heavy party, as I needed it to stay low-budget, as always.

Some of my favorite details are the paper goods and the centerpieces. Finding real, true vintage cans is not easy. So I decided to create my own. All of the vintage can labels I found online, printed and glued on myself. I’ve been saving large, extra large, medium and small cans for months. :) The vintage egg cartons for the cupcakes and the turquoise berry baskets I found online.

I went to my local fabric store and bought a yard of tiny red and white gingham fabric, which I cut into squares and folded into napkins. I also bought several yards of burlap and red and white checked fabric to use as tablecloths, much cheaper than buying a finished tablecloth. The loose cut of the fabric added to the rustic feel.

All the wire baskets and galvanized tubs were a slow collection from thrift and garage sale shopping. The flowers are wild flowers from friends gardens. Overall the party was a wonderful summer gathering to celebrate our little one’s first birthday. We were overjoyed to share to occasion with all of our close friends and family!


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    BBQ chicken sliders, Hot dogs, Corn on the cob, Fresh fruit & veggies

  • Desserts

    Cupcakes, kettle corn, Trix krispy treats


Party Helpers


1 comment

  • Brittany S

    Brittany S wrote:

    Gorgeous! I love the feel of it!