If you’re looking for a new spin on the ever-popular Cute as A Button theme, Kiss Me Kate “sew” has you covered with her adorable vintage sewing party inspired Cute as A Button First Birthday! Taking a cue from the soft pastel color palette and retro elements like an antique KAY-EE doll’s sewing machine, Anders Ruff designed an adorable collection of gingham check printables to match all of the sweet decor. P.S. This is great inspiration for a Cute As a Button baby shower too!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
- Fondant pastel buttons as cupcake toppers & cake pop decorations
- Tons of pastel yarn balls… one of my personal faves! ;)
- “Sew Cute” spelled out in banner of embellished embroidery hoops
- A designer mannequin draped with measuring tape
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Kate…
We were approached by our client to style a dessert table in celebration of her daughter’s first birthday. We were so excited when we were told that the theme for the party would be ‘As cute as a button’. This is such a gorgeous theme to style and the possibilities endless.
Our client requested a colour palette of soft pastels and wanted the desserts to be themed with buttons. We embellished almost every dessert with pastel buttons and styled the table with vintage sewing accessories. Some of the props included a child’s sewing machine, vintage sewing basket and a designers body form draped with a measuring tape.
The two tiered ombre birthday cake was decorated with an assortment of pastel buttons and personalised with the child’s name. The cake pops, wafer sticks and cupcakes were also adorned with pretty pastel buttons. The backdrop featured a banner of hoops embellished with … you guessed it, more buttons and it read “Sew Cute” All the guests were given a take home favor bag containing a “Cute as a button” photo frame.
We sourced most of our props from fabulous second hand Op shops we have here in Melbourne and found all the beautiful vintage props including the adorable 1950’s KAY-EE doll’s sewing machine, still in perfect working order and old wooden sewing spools.