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Brady's Vintage Boy Party (19 photos)
I'm so excited to share my son, Brady's, 2nd Vintage Boy Birthday Party!
We have two young boys, ages 3.5 and 2. Each year we try to alternate a larger scale party with a little weekend trip getaway. This year was Brady's "trip" birthday. We had booked a trip to Disneyland two days after his birthday, but, of course, I needed to make his actual birthday special, too! We were having our immediate family over for dinner and cake later that evening to celebrate both Brady and his 6 year old cousins birthday, as well.
I really wanted the day to be special from the time he woke up to the time he went to bed. I decided to use a vintage boy theme. I used my cricut to make A TON of little boy silhouettes, both out of cardstock and vinyl, in many sizes. Besides, the silhouettes, I wanted everything to have a vintage feel. I layered the silhouettes onto old book pages for the banner and cupcake tags. Because our dining table is where we spend the majority of our day, I knew that's where I needed to focus my attention. I (or, I should say my sweet husband) hung about 8 large tissue poms above the table. I was so excited to find cream tissue paper at Walmart that had "congratulations" writen in black caligraphy. Once they were turned into poms, you couldn't really read the wording, but it played on the "book page" theme perfectly. I wanted to combine some worn pieces, with my beloved white serveware, for the tablescape. So, I used stacked old books for my cupcake "stand" along with a kraft paper table runner, book pages as placemats, mason jars and vintage milk bottles (actually Starbucks bottled Frappacinos!) with striped straws. But then I added pieces such as my Rosanna cake plate and some of my favorite appetizer plates and pitchers (each topped with some of the vinyl silhouette cut outs).
The food was very simple because I wanted everything to stay out all day long. I, also, tried to use foods that had a little more "rustic" feel to them. So, in the morning, I served a cinnimon roll cake for breakfast. As a treat, I had made some S'mores-on-a-stick (which I fell in love with from Pinterest), but to make them more "rustic", I used Pepperidge Farm's Hazzlenut Pirrouettes as the "stick". So easy... I attached the marshmallows on the stick, dipped the tops in melted milk chocolate and then dipped in graham cracker crumbs. Yummy, and you could eat the entire thing! The cupcakes were just a simple white cake mix, filled with vanilla creme and topped with a whipped buttercream.
For favors, I made little book marks to go along with each place setting. Each had the coordinating silhouette with the ever-popular "Snakes and Snails" poem. In addition, I put some chocolate chip cookies (rustic colors, again!) in mason jars, topped with craft paper and a silhouette cut out, tied with black and white baker's twine.
It was such a fun day for the whole family!
Thank you so much for taking a little look into my Brady Boo's 2nd Birthday Vintage Boy Party!