////REAL PARTIES: Vintage Toys Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Vintage Toys Birthday

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This Vintage Toys Birthday Party is just way too cute… and clever!

Created by Lindsey of Bella Grace Party Designs – who found her inspiration in a line of retro storybooks – the party is full of nostalgic details like jacks (used for napkin rings!), old-fashioned stick candy, sock monkeys, wooden blocks, and other vintage-style toys. You’ll even find retro striped straws in the milk & cookie bar’s “milk shooters”!

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Read on for LOTS more pics and all the party details, as told by Lindsey

vintage toy birthday party ideas

This Vintage Toy Party was inspired by the Dick and Jane storybooks, and of course, all of the fun they used to have. I think even Dick and Jane would have been excited to attend this party! I am in love with all of the details, and thrilled with how Courtney Vickers Photography captured everything…

Dick and Jane matted book pages were purchased online at TagNwag Books to really show off the party inspiration.

How about this super fun centerpiece?! Most of the toys you will see were found at Target in their amazing vintage toy section.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Here is a shot of one of my favorite details. I love how the napkin rings embellished with jacks turned out!

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Adorable snack cups filled with cotton candy were designed by Paper and Pigtails. These are customizable and available for purchase in their etsy shop.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Here are a few close up shots of the toys and a place setting that I took with my own camera because I just couldn’t get enough of the cuteness:

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

These “Old Fashioned Soda Pop” labels and water bottle labels were another great design from Paper and Pigtails.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Now what would a Vintage Party be without some old fashioned milk and cookies? I wanted a dessert table that was affordable but also fit the theme perfectly.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

I couldn’t resist snapping a few more photos once I saw the adorable milk and cookie bar come to life.  These great striped vintage straws were purchased from Modern Lola but can also be found at HeyYoYo.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

But of course, I moved out of Courtney’s way so she could capture these next fabulous images of the dessert table!

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas

I made the cupcakes myself and wrapped them in red polka dot cupcake wrappers from HeyYoYo. The cupcake toppers were of course designed by Paper and Pigtails and they couldn’t have looked cuter on these sweet treats!

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Now lets talk about a woman of many talents… Kori, my partner in Paper and Pigtails, isn’t just amazing at graphic design artwork, but she also painted these letters and did a fantastic job!

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Before the end of the party, I snapped this shot of these fun little loot bags from HeyYoYo. Each guest filled them up with goodies before leaving for home.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Check out this fun bicycle cake topper… another great find from HeyYoYo.

vintage toy birthday party ideas

Here is the precious birthday boy and some of his friends!”

vintage toy birthday party ideas

vintage toy birthday party ideas


By |2018-10-04T09:35:07+00:00June 1st, 2010|Kids Birthday|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Other Wholesale June 1, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Your guests will always remember the amazing birthday party you hosted.

  2. Latasha June 1, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Pretty darn adorable. Great inspiration and originality!

  3. Vicky June 1, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I’m a sucker for cute labels, those Eat.Finn.Eat ones are just charming! Great party.

  4. Flipawoo June 1, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I LOVE this vintage look! The Ferris Wheel toy is so adorable too!

  5. Breeana June 1, 2010 at 11:31 am

    What were the invitations like?

  6. B June 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Where did you get the vintage ferris wheel? Fab idea!!

  7. [email protected] parties June 1, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    This really is one of my favorite parties. Really and truly. It makes me swoon.

  8. Chantelle June 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    we just did a 2nd birhtday too! Our theme was play-doh, it is my son’s fav bu this vintage toy theme is amazing and I’d love to try it someday!

  9. Amy June 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Love the painted letters ~ so cute!

  10. Lindsey {Bella Grace Party Designs} June 3, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Thank you so very much everyone. I had a blast putting this one together. All the printed items are available in our online etsy shop Paper and Pigtails. You can see the invitation these! Thanks again!

  11. birthday party supplies June 3, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Very cute party ideas . I really dream of this kind of party . Wonderful and creative ….

  12. Sue Pierce June 3, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I love the entire layout, its just beautiful, very attractive.

  13. Sandra (Ribbons and Favors) June 3, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Being a lover of all things vintage..this one is a keeper! It would also make a very cute Baby Shower theme and favors…well…so many options from old fashioned candy to inexpensive party toys with a vintage feel. Great job on this one!

  14. Diapers&Divas June 3, 2010 at 10:44 am

    so so cute! Love all of the toys and how you placed them! The paper details are adorable too!

  15. Erika June 6, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Love this, nothing beats nostalgia!

  16. Jamie Lehr June 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    These sock monkey plates would be the perfect addition to a retro toy party! Who doesn’t love sock monkeys??

  17. cna training June 8, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

  18. Caroline August 11, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Where did blue jacks come from? Super cute

  19. Melissa August 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Where do you get all those little plastic chairs…I am having a party for 15 one and two year olds and need a bunch of little chairs….

  20. Kaydence August 17, 2010 at 8:14 am

    what a great party idea! love the wooden baby dumbo and monkey toys..I used to play with those at my grandmas house when I was little.

    This party is so detailed – love all the personal touches!

  21. Mabel August 23, 2010 at 10:46 am

    GORGEOUS!!! I love this!! I’m inspired to do a vintage party for my kids! Can you please tell me what font that is for TOYS and Vintage? Thanks!

  22. stephanie August 23, 2010 at 11:29 am

    i am doing a vintage toy birthday party for my son’s first birthday! i would love to have those blue jack sets…where did they come from??!

  23. amber August 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    OOO Yes! Please share where you got your jax from! And the napkins, please!

  24. Halloween Costumes Online August 25, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Wow… Dick and Jane really bring back some memories. This is a wonderful idea for a party! Kids always seem so fascinated with “old” things. I can remember how visiting my great aunt was like a trip in a time capsule when I was growing up…

  25. J October 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Where did the blue jacks come from? I love them but I haven’t been able to find them anywhere. Thanks.

  26. stace Mulvehill October 15, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I have just started a business doing Candy Bar Buffet’s and I named it “How Sweet It Is” Candy Bar Buffet ,and just logging in on different sites to give me some ideas for different events ,birthdays,weddings,ect…. I ran across your site and I love your vintage ideas

  27. Angela August 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Love the party decor!! My little one is turning 1 in October and I’m already in the early planning stages. Crazy!

    Can you tell me how you did the corners on the labels you used for the foods? For example, the Oreos label? Is there a scrapbooking punch you can use? I love the shape, but know there’s no way I can do that by hand and be consistent.


  28. Juli T March 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Where did you get the red soda bottles?

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