01 Jun

REAL PARTIES: Vintage Toys Birthday

vintage toy birthday party ideas

This Vintage Toys Birthday Party is just way too cute… and clever!

Created by Lindsey of Bella Grace Party Designs – who found her inspiration in a line of retro storybooks – the party is full of nostalgic details like jacks (used for napkin rings!), old-fashioned stick candy, sock monkeys, wooden blocks, and other vintage-style toys. You’ll even find retro striped straws in the milk & cookie bar’s “milk shooters“!

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Read on for LOTS more pics and all the party details, as told by Lindsey


vintage toy birthday party ideas

This Vintage Toy Party was inspired by the Dick and Jane storybooks, and of course, all of the fun they used to have. I think even Dick and Jane would have been excited to attend this party! I am in love with all of the details, and thrilled with how Courtney Vickers Photography captured everything…

Dick and Jane matted book pages were purchased online at TagNwag Books to really show off the party inspiration.

How about this super fun centerpiece?! Most of the toys you will see were found at Target in their amazing vintage toy section.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Here is a shot of one of my favorite details. I love how the napkin rings embellished with jacks turned out!

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Adorable snack cups filled with cotton candy were designed by Paper and Pigtails. These are customizable and available for purchase in their etsy shop.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Here are a few close up shots of the toys and a place setting that I took with my own camera because I just couldn’t get enough of the cuteness:

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

These “Old Fashioned Soda Pop” labels and water bottle labels were another great design from Paper and Pigtails.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Now what would a Vintage Party be without some old fashioned milk and cookies? I wanted a dessert table that was affordable but also fit the theme perfectly.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

I couldn’t resist snapping a few more photos once I saw the adorable milk and cookie bar come to life.  These great striped vintage straws were purchased from Modern Lola but can also be found at HeyYoYo.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

But of course, I moved out of Courtney’s way so she could capture these next fabulous images of the dessert table!

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

I made the cupcakes myself and wrapped them in red polka dot cupcake wrappers from HeyYoYo. The cupcake toppers were of course designed by Paper and Pigtails and they couldn’t have looked cuter on these sweet treats!

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Now lets talk about a woman of many talents… Kori, my partner in Paper and Pigtails, isn’t just amazing at graphic design artwork, but she also painted these letters and did a fantastic job!

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Before the end of the party, I snapped this shot of these fun little loot bags from HeyYoYo. Each guest filled them up with goodies before leaving for home.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Check out this fun bicycle cake topper… another great find from HeyYoYo.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Here is the precious birthday boy and some of his friends!”

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas


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Other Wholesale SAYS:

Your guests will always remember the amazing birthday party you hosted.

June 1, 2010 at 4:01 am

Latasha SAYS:

Pretty darn adorable. Great inspiration and originality!

June 1, 2010 at 6:36 am

Vicky SAYS:

I’m a sucker for cute labels, those Eat.Finn.Eat ones are just charming! Great party.

June 1, 2010 at 8:45 am

Flipawoo SAYS:

I LOVE this vintage look! The Ferris Wheel toy is so adorable too!

June 1, 2010 at 10:39 am

Breeana SAYS:

What were the invitations like?

June 1, 2010 at 11:31 am


Where did you get the vintage ferris wheel? Fab idea!!

June 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Chantelle SAYS:

we just did a 2nd birhtday too! Our theme was play-doh, it is my son’s fav bu this vintage toy theme is amazing and I’d love to try it someday!

June 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm


Love the painted letters ~ so cute!

June 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Lindsey {Bella Grace Party Designs} SAYS:

Thank you so very much everyone. I had a blast putting this one together. All the printed items are available in our online etsy shop Paper and Pigtails. You can see the invitation these! Thanks again!

June 3, 2010 at 8:38 am

birthday party supplies SAYS:

Very cute party ideas . I really dream of this kind of party . Wonderful and creative ….

June 3, 2010 at 8:56 am

Sue Pierce SAYS:

I love the entire layout, its just beautiful, very attractive.

June 3, 2010 at 9:11 am

Sandra (Ribbons and Favors) SAYS:

Being a lover of all things vintage..this one is a keeper! It would also make a very cute Baby Shower theme and favors…well…so many options from old fashioned candy to inexpensive party toys with a vintage feel. Great job on this one!

June 3, 2010 at 10:12 am

Diapers&Divas SAYS:

so so cute! Love all of the toys and how you placed them! The paper details are adorable too!

June 3, 2010 at 10:44 am

Erika SAYS:

Love this, nothing beats nostalgia!

June 6, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Jamie Lehr SAYS:

These sock monkey plates would be the perfect addition to a retro toy party! Who doesn’t love sock monkeys??


June 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm

cna training SAYS:

My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

June 8, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Caroline SAYS:

Where did blue jacks come from? Super cute

August 11, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Melissa SAYS:

Where do you get all those little plastic chairs…I am having a party for 15 one and two year olds and need a bunch of little chairs….

August 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Kaydence SAYS:

what a great party idea! love the wooden baby dumbo and monkey toys..I used to play with those at my grandmas house when I was little.

This party is so detailed – love all the personal touches!

August 17, 2010 at 8:14 am
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