Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The Vintage Birthday Vision.
My dear Daughter-in-Love had a Vintage Vision for our Little Lady's 1st birthday. Our century old Arts and Crafts bungalow made an easy backdrop to bring her vision to life. She had found lots of ideas on Pinterest and executed them so well. Zack helped make and then hung the banners. I'm sad that I don't have a photo of the beautiful burlap H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y banner hanging over the front door. It looked great.
Months earlier Zack delighted me with a request to make Little Lady's "smash cake" (for those not 'in the know' about 1st birthday parties this day and age, a smash cake is the honoree's personal cake to do with as any one year old might -- Little Man's here and Roo's here, I did not make Roo's and I think he enjoyed his the most!!).
I was ecstatic when a photo Candice sent to me matched the vision I had in my own head. When I was explaining how I wanted it to look to my daughter, Amanda, she immediately sent a link to a GREAT tutorial on making rose icing at I Am Baker!!! Now, mine is NOWHERE as good as hers, but you should take heart if you want to try... I loved the way it turned out (even though I was too chicken to try to fill in the little gaps like the tutorial said).
Fun. Fun. Fun! I want to do more! LOL! But, not for awhile.
The kids loved the candy bar and filling their goody sacks.
Their little eyes just glowed with anticipation!
I was particularly fond of the photo banner Candice made with Instagram photos. I may have begged to get to keep these... just sayin'... ;)
In the week of preparation, I did manage to spray paint our tired porch furniture some fun colors! I'd been wanting to do it for awhile, but somehow I just needed a deadline to get it done! Then, I always wonder why I waited so long! My biggest advice is that it takes MORE paint than you think. So get plenty the first trip.
Now, I have a happy-leftover of colors from the party!!
I'd planned to scatter rose petals down the table... None available. Bummer. We had the drop cloths that I'd used for drapes at one time. Burlap was in the closet from prior celebrations and the disposable table runners were $2 a piece on clearance from Target. The fun candlesticks were a Valentine's Day gift from my Beloved several years ago. And, my Mason jars get LOTS of use; I never tire of them. Only cost: flowers (from Sam's) and $4 worth of runners.
I never got the chance to tell Zack that the green vase was one he had sent me once for Mother's Day... or that the quilt was one my grandmother passed to my mother... and then passed to me... and now used in celebration of a fifth generation's first birthday!
My friend, Patrice, was so sweet to dry brush some pink acrylic on a window from a home they are restoring so I could use it here. I sure appreciate her!!
Candice had a delightful Vintage Vision and we were so happy to help celebrate our Little Lady's 1st Birthday!!
I tell you, you all need to try that cake!! ;) Just the bee's knees of fun!
"From my earliest youth, I have known that while one is obliged to plan with care the stages of one's journey, one is entitled to dream, and keep dreaming, of its destination. A man may feel as old as his years, yet as young as his dreams."
~ Shimon Peres
Linking to Kim's Wow Us Wednesdays.
blessings to all ~ tanna