This lovely event is very special for this family as their eldest daughter was turning 10 years old and they wanted to celebrate in style. The theme was an easy pick since Mom loves everything vintage and shabby chic. The birthday girl loves dogs, specially french poodles, so we paired themes to please them both.
The tone of the party was set with pastel colors, vintage flower patterns, polka dots and with that I created all the labels, favor tags, banner and invitation. The use of doilies and ribbon was carried throughout all the setup and details.
I wanted to create someting totally different from what I usually do for the setup. So my client allowed me to raid her kid's rooms for furniture and other family heirlooms such as tablecloths, tea sets, trays, and lots of other lovely items. We used nightstands, girly table and chairs and chests of drawers to display all of our desserts, favors and the cake. For the backdrop we used a crochet bedspread over pink curtains and hanged wooden frames.
We were so lucky to have found a ceramic figure of a french poodle to tie in the dog theme to the shabby affair. Other items we scattered around were faux pearl necklaces, fabric rose garlands and baby pictures of the birthday girl.
For dessert we served french macarons, cupcakes, donuts, brownies, strawberry parfaits, petit fours and key lime pies. A stunning ombre ruffle cake by Jovanna Valentín was the show piece to complete the look.
For the sweet floral centerpieces, I used Geraldine roses, Gerberas and baby rosebuds and mason jars embellished with doilies and ribbon.
A vintage affair for a sweet girl!