17 Jun

Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}

Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}

This Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}, styled by Stephanie Gardner of Pretty Lovely Events, for Mya’s first birthday is just too sweet! I love all the girly pink, polka dots & ruffles paired with vintage frames + doilies… and the best part? You wouldn’t have guessed, but the party budget was kept at $100!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Vintage cookie bar with flavored milk, a tiered cookie platter & a pink polka dot cake
– Dry Cookie Mix mason jar party favors + Pink tulle wreath with a cookie “M” monogram
– Burlap dessert table runner, French Provincial nightstand with pink lemonade & doily garlands
– Antique high chair painted blush pink with doily name banner + Framed chalkboard “1″

Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}

Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}

Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}

Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}

Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}

Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}

Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}

Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Stephanie
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When one of my best friends and fabulous baker of Stacked Studio Cake Designs, Lauran, asked me to style her little girl’s first birthday party, I couldn’t resist! She gave me the freedom to run with the theme of my choice and I knew she would create some adorable sweets to go along with it! It was a small family gathering at her home, so we kept it casual and cute and settled on a milk and cookies theme with a girly rustic vibe. We also decided to keep it at a $100 budget!

The printables from Allison Powell Designs were truly a jumping off point for the decor. They were sweet, but the chocolate brown brought in a vintage feel. I incorporated rustic, country elements such as a weathered white dresser for the dessert table, an old French Provincial nightstand for the lemonade bar, shutters to display photos from Mya’s first year, windows I had found at a thrift shop, paper doilies, and burlap.

Leading to the backyard, I made a wreath out of ruffled pink tulle and made an M monogram out of Cookie Crisp cereal. For the cookie buffet, Lauran made a pink and white polka dotted cake complete with milk bottle and chocolate chip cookie accents. I bought Cookie Crisp cereal and used that to embellish the cupcakes served along with assorted homemade cookies. We served vanilla , chocolate, and strawberry milk in old Frappacino bottles Lauran had lovingly collected for a long time with pink striped paper straws!

I wanted to style a backdrop area for Mya to eat her smash cake because we all know that’s an important element of a first birthday party. I painted an antique high chair blush pink and made a doily banner with the birthday girl’s name. To dress up the wooden fence of the backyard, I used sheer blush curtains that I’d had in my room as a teenager and added streamers of crepe paper, pom pom trim, and lace to fill the space in the middle. A refurbished lamp, wooden crates, vase of flowers, chalkboard, and mirror from my vanity added a collected feeling to the space.

Guests were given a mason jar filled with dry cookie mix and topped with pink gingham fabric and a recipe as a sweet favor.

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Event Styling: Pretty Lovely Events
– Cake and Sweets: Stacked Studio Cake Designs
– Printables: Allison Powell Designs

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