14 Aug

Vintage Rose + Little Birdie Themed Birthday Party

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Tweet tweet, a little birdie told me that this celebration is super sweet! Kim McDowell of the Event Essentials styled this gorgeous Vintage Rose + Little Birdie Themed Birthday Party for her daughter Maddison’s 3rd birthday. With pretty pastels & dainty feminine bows, vintage garden inspired details, and a touch a shabby chic decor, this is party is just darling!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Three breath-taking birthday cakes {ombre ruffle, floral lace & vintage bow} by Let Them Eat Cake
– Vintage chest of drawers dessert table + mixed fabric streamer backdrop
– Blue birdie cookies displayed in a pretty vintage birdcage
– Glittered bottle wraps with paper pop-out vintage garden silhouettes

birdie cookies

vintage rose garden dessert table

pretty girly party

vintage bird invitation


ombre ruffle cake

pink juice

rose tablecloth

girly drink station

white bows

bird cookies

rose cake

candy tins


party kitchen

water slide

play time in the balls



PARTY DETAILS, as told by Kim

My little one is a very energetic, happy, vibrant little girl with the caring ‘old soul’ of my sweet grandmother. So I wanted something very feminine for her 3rd birthday and the theme “a Vintage Rose Garden” was born. I wanted it to feel like something that my grandmother would have loved with ruffles, lace, pearls and of course glitz. I combined lots of soft blush mixed with pearl metallic, gold and tiffany blue colors. Big rose bloom graphics with a happy little blue bird that you can imagine singing the perfect song. There are actually many elements of the party that were my grandmother’s personal belongings, which meant so much me and will to Maddi some day when she’s older. I used my grandmother’s hand-crafted doilies under the cupcake tower and her vintage gold mirrors to display sweets. The dresser belonged to the sweetest lil’ 99 year-old lady that once lived at my grandma’s care home. She loved to make people laugh and I could almost hear her giggle in delight at the party.

It’s so easy to make things personal, but it does require time, so always plan ahead.  I started with a cute little bathing suit and then began purchasing and making all the items from there. Custom water bottle labels were just simple strips of glitter card stock and 3D vintage stickers purchased at a local craft store. The backdrop was left over fabric that perfectly matched the invitations (totally got lucky there) and the 3D letter M was just paper mache spray painted with gold metallic paint.  I was extremely lucky to find the darling mini rose plants at the Dollar Tree including the tiffany ceramic vases — score!! :)



– Cake and Cookies: Barb of Let Them Eat Cake
– Photography: Valerie of Blue Hills Photo
– Paper and Graphics: the Event Essentials

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Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

GORGEOUS! All of it.

August 14, 2013 at 12:22 pm

@Wedding_Agent SAYS:

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August 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm

beatriz jennings SAYS:

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! <3

August 14, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Aneta SAYS:

Beautiful colors

August 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Kim McDowell SAYS:

Thank you so much for this beautiful feature!!! I beyond honored and extremely excited to the moon and back :) XOXO

August 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm

@cupcakescorner SAYS:

What a great group of vendors I get to work with for an awesome event, a Birthday! I love themed parties where… http://t.co/r23F8rdV44

August 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Kelly | Sucre + Confetti SAYS:


August 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

@AllAboutNuptial SAYS:

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August 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Brandi SAYS:

Where did you get the table clothes at? They are beautiful!

October 23, 2013 at 5:16 pm

erica SAYS:

did you get a response to this? i’ve been searching for something like them!

September 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm

Elizabeth Brown SAYS:

How/where can I order some of the gorgeous birthday invitations you have pictured above?

May 1, 2014 at 8:51 am

Sonja Qualls SAYS:

Omgsh! This is too adorable! I love the table cloths, where can I find them?
I’m planning my daughters first birthday, her middle name is rose and I want to do something that incorporates that. I’m so inspired now :)

June 7, 2014 at 10:50 am

Jaimie SAYS:

Where did you find the blue Whitman’s Assortment tins?

September 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Erin SAYS:

I would also love to know where to order these invitations. My daughter’s name is Rose and her room is bird themed! This is perfect!

September 22, 2014 at 11:58 am

Kathleen Cory St Pierre SAYS:

Elizabeth, did you ever get reply as to where this can be ordered?

February 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Bonita SAYS:

Where did you find the vintage bird napkins? A beautiful set up. Really inspired!

March 15, 2015 at 9:43 am

erica SAYS:

did you ever get a response to this?

September 26, 2015 at 8:12 pm
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