16 Jul

Cute as A Button Birthday {Vintage Sewing Party}

cute as a button vintage sewing party cupcakes

If you’re looking for a new spin on the ever-popular Cute as A Button theme, Kiss Me Kate sew” has you covered with her adorable vintage sewing party inspired Cute as A Button First Birthday! Taking a cue from the soft pastel color palette and retro elements like an antique KAY-EE doll’s sewing machine, Anders Ruff designed an adorable collection of gingham check printables to match all of the sweet decor. P.S. This is great inspiration for a Cute As a Button baby shower too!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Fondant pastel buttons as cupcake toppers & cake pop decorations
– Tons of pastel yarn ballsone of my personal faves! ;)
– “Sew Cute” spelled out in banner of embellished embroidery hoops
– A designer mannequin draped with measuring tape

cute as a button vintage sewing party dessert table

cute as a button vintage sewing party spools & yarn

cute as a button vintage sewing party chocolate wrappers

cute as a button vintage sewing party sweets labels

cute as a button vintage sewing party measuring tape decorations

cute as a button vintage sewing party cake pops

cute as a button vintage sewing party with pastel button decorated cookies

cute as a button vintage sewing party milk bottles

cute as a button vintage sewing party favors


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Kate

We were approached by our client to style a dessert table in celebration of her daughter’s first birthday. We were so excited when we were told that the theme for the party would be ‘As cute as a button’. This is such a gorgeous theme to style and the possibilities endless.

Our client requested a colour palette of soft pastels and wanted the desserts to be themed with buttons. We embellished almost every dessert with pastel buttons and styled the table with vintage sewing accessories. Some of the props included a child’s sewing machine, vintage sewing basket and a designers body form draped with a measuring tape.

The two tiered ombre birthday cake was decorated with an assortment of pastel buttons and personalised with the child’s name. The cake pops, wafer sticks and cupcakes were also adorned with pretty pastel buttons. The backdrop featured a banner of hoops embellished with … you guessed it, more buttons and it read “Sew Cute” All the guests were given a take home favor bag containing a “Cute as a button” photo frame.

We sourced most of our props from fabulous second hand Op shops we have here in Melbourne and found all the beautiful vintage props including the adorable 1950’s KAY-EE doll’s sewing machine, still in perfect working order and old wooden sewing spools.



– All Styling, Desserts & Photography: Kiss Me Kate
– Printables: Anders Ruff

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Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

Oh so cute!! Love this theme and the colors!

Reply July 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

Jessica SAYS:

What an adorable theme – I haven’t seen this done before and love it!

Reply July 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

Windy City Novelties SAYS:

The button theme is super cute! I’ve seen this theme before but never as cute as this one!

Reply July 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff SAYS:

I adore Kiss Me Kate and everything that they do. They did such a killer job on the styling and desserts! yay!

Reply July 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Maureen Anders SAYS:

LOVE my girls at Kiss me kate!

Reply July 17, 2012 at 12:28 am

Parul Sharma SAYS:

that's was super………….. , loved it

Reply July 17, 2012 at 3:05 am

Upasana Bhatia Handa SAYS:

Thanks to Yolanda and Kate for beautiful birthday presentation for my daughter's first.You guys are the best.

Reply July 17, 2012 at 3:21 am

Party Girl SAYS:

Sew adorable!!

Reply July 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Hollie SAYS:

As a sewing enthusiast, this party captured my attention, and heart, at first glance!

Reply July 17, 2012 at 9:21 am

Nartker William SAYS:

Does anyone know what the Hostess Cup Cake was called in 1961? Was it just "Cup Cakes"?

Reply November 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Sally @ Polka Dot Market SAYS:

This party is “sew” lovely! Shared on our Facebook wall today – just love it! -Sally

Reply January 16, 2013 at 6:24 am

Deirdre-Dee Dee Stanton-Kelly SAYS:

this theme is so cute! make me wish I had another baby girl to give a first birthday party to, cause I am so in love with this!

Reply January 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Julia SAYS:

What a great inspiration! I love the sewing theme because sewing is one of my greatest hobbies. I might need to consider throwing a theme party ;)

Reply February 11, 2013 at 5:49 am

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