Monday, August 23, 2010

A Lemonade and Sunshine Social for Ella

Yesterday was the big day for the Lemonade and Sunshine Birthday Social to celebrate my daughter turning two years old. I had planned special vintage touches throughout the event (you can see a blog post about my original party plan here).

I'll start by saying that is was planned to be outside, and have the feel of a garden party. But we woke up to rain and so we worked around it and had the party inside.)

Here is Ella, the party girl in a beautiful pillowcase dress by Three Sisterz:

A closeup of the tablescape. The pie plate is vintage milk glass and the roses vase is an old lard jar.

My fabric flag pennant garland, you can see more photos and the tutorial I used here.

The tablescape, complete with a victorian tablecloth and French cut glass vases. Notice the folding chairs? I don't have any actual dining room chairs right now because I am waiting to find the perfect Windsor chairs for this table.

A close up of one of the vases, with flowers from my childhood home in Maine that my Dad brought for the party. The lemons are in an Ironstone tureen. I placed lemondrop candies in old Mason jars throughout the room.

This Victorian doll was the gift my Dad brought for Ella. Notice the card? It is from the 40s.

Here are my party favors, lemon drop candies in little canning jars and my paper peonies made from coffee filters.

Dad brought a vintage pin the tail on the donkey game.

Ella didn't like the blindfold much!

The cake, made by a friend. It was a lemon cake with raspberry filling. Here is the stack of Pink Flamingo Pyrex that my friend Flannery lent to me. Now I want a set of my own!

I made these fabric flowers for all of the women and girls that came to the party. They are made from the same fabric that I used for the garland. I will be posting the tutorial I used later this week.

And here is the big moment, when Ella blew out the candles on her cake!

It was a happy day, filled with indoor sunshine and love!

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  1. Thoses plates are fantastic! Looks like Miss Ella had a great birthday party!

  2. Very sweet party - I love her dress!

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  3. I'm looking forward to the hair clip tutorial- love those ruffles!


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