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Chic “Mossy Garden” First Birthday Party

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Mossy garden themed first birthday with moss covered decorations and mini cupcake tree swing

Little Lola celebrated her first birthday with a sweet & rustic Mossy Garden Themed Partylooking absolutely darling in her pigtails and homemade lacy birthday crown, I might add! Mom (Jennifer of Dear Lillie) crafted everything from the desserts to the decorations – including the super cute mossy birdhouse and amazing cupcake tree swing!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Charming little DIY white lace crown for the birthday girl
  • A mini “tree swing” (fashioned from wood and twine) used as a cupcake display
  • Giant monogram “L” made with cupcake liners
  • Baby’s breath poms & a moss covered birdhouse

Birthday girl with DIY lace birthday crown

Simple dessert bar for a garden themed first birthday party

Homemade moss covered bird house and large monogram "L" covered in cupcake liners

Dessert table centerpiece idea with a mini tree swing displaying a cupcake

Garden themed party with chocolate cake covered in rolled hazelnut wafers

giant DIY tissue paper flowers

DIY lace birthday crown

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  1. Sarah A. September 6, 2012 at 10:12 am

    What a beautiful first birthday to have, she must of loved it. It all looks so pretty. That cute little tree with the swing hanging off it and a cupcake on it is such a cute feature.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Sarah @ Capital Gardens.

  2. Christine McGinn September 6, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    How did u make this crown ??!! Looove

  3. Heather - Chickabug September 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Gorgeous!! I’m such a fan of Jennifer’s work and this party is no exception. Every detail is so sophisticated and pretty!

  4. Jeannine November 11, 2012 at 11:46 am

    So beautiful! Where are those large white flowers from?

  5. Sara S. January 11, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Those are great looking giant paper flowers you have in the corner. How did you make them or where can I get them?

  6. Joshua Tinniehill January 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    You have a beautiful baby girl! Ours will be 1 in May. : )

  7. Layne February 20, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Beautiful! I’m dying to know the paint color of your walls!

  8. Amber M February 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I want to know about the flower too please!

  9. MontishaRenee February 21, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    A request for the flowers as well!!!

  10. Emily February 21, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I also was looking for a tutorial on the flowers, please.

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  12. Allison (@allisonsan) March 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Would love a tutorial on the flowers, please, too!

  13. Sharon Anderson March 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I would love a tutorial on the flowers, please!!

  14. Mindfully Artistic March 31, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    It seems piniterest is having you come under making tissue paper flowers… perhaps something in your tag pulls us here? Either way, your daughter is beautiful!!

  15. Tabitha Murphy May 2, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Hello, we are working on out sisters baby shower and would love to make tissue flowers like the ones posted here. Can you provide a tutorial? Or did you purchase them? If so, where did you get them?

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  17. Dana July 14, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    How did you make the crown? Or do you sell them?

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  19. Sheila August 28, 2013 at 12:31 am

    I also love the tissue paper flowers .. and would love to know how you made them

  20. Ruthie September 7, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Is there a tute for the paper flowers???

  21. Paula September 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Decorating for my sons wedding in early October, would love to know how to make the paper flowers. We are on a tight budget. So your help would be so appreciated!

  22. Jillian Mosley September 18, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Are you willing to explain how you made the giant paper flowers? Thank you.


  23. Penny September 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    everyone, it seems we are getting no reply to how to make the flowers, but I found this tutorial – hope it helps!

  24. araceli December 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

    me encanta todo pero más las flores grandes blancas, quisiera que me enviaras el molde para hacer unas para la fiesta de my mother.

  25. Nancy Saam November 5, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I am doing a very large party for the Debutantes in Philadelphia and I think your flowers would be fabulous! Please advise as you are so amazingly talented,

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