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!
What People Ate
BBQ chicken sliders, Hot dogs, Corn on the cob, Fresh fruit & veggies
Cupcakes, kettle corn, Trix krispy treats