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pink and sunny girly garden birthday party

For our 2nd Balloon Time contestant feature, we’re excited to share this adorable Girly Garden Birthday Party, styled by Maggie Brereton of Smashed Peas and Carrots. Maggie searched through thrift stores & her own vintage collection so that she could stay under the $100 budget (spending just $89.36 to be exact)! I love the relaxed mismatched chairs & bench seating outside combined with the bright wildflower centerpieces & lush greenery backdrop! See all of the Party on a Dime contestant features here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Butterfly topped fruit skewers, flower shaped tea sandwiches & flower topped cupcakes
– Vintage floral sheet table cloth & vintage china place settings + a colorful paper pinwheel backdrop
– A birdhouse painting activity & birdseed favors + a balloon decorated chair for the birthday girl

pink, orange and yellow party dessert table decorations

birdhouse painting activity for a garden birthday party

butterfly topped fruit skewers

garden party snack and food ideas

simple garden birthday party tablescape

garden birthday party floral arrangements


PARTY DETAILS as told by Maggie

My oldest daughter, Penelope, has an August birthday so I thought it would be fun to use the Party on a Dime Challenge to throw her a Garden-style birthday party as our girl just loves all things girly and floral plus she loves being outside! We went with the bright fun colors of pink, yellow, and orange & used lots of colorful balloons and flowers. We also decorated with pretty vintage floral goodies like a vintage sheet for a tablecloth, my stash of vintage china plates, and my collection of vintage milk glass serve ware for the party food.

We offered our guests their choice of pink lemonade with strawberries or regular lemonade with lemon slices served in small plastic cups with pink, yellow or orange straws. We also offered strawberry cream cheese flower-shaped sandwiches with their choice of either white or wheat bread. We had cupcakes for dessert with the teeniest little flower candies on top. I also cut up pieces of fresh fruit and skewered them with wooden picks adorned with little butterflies that I punched out of scrapbook paper. The girls painted birdhouses for a party craft and took them home along with a small bag of birdseed and an iced flower sugar cookie tucked into orange chevron paper bags.

All of the girls really enjoyed the party and it was a lot of fun putting together a party on a budget to help support one of my favorite charities, World Vision.



– Scrapbook paper for Rosettes, Butterfly toothpicks, Mason jar decoration, Birdhouses, painting supplies, Cupcake liners and flower decorations, Pink dot mini bags: Michaels
– Vintage Sheets, Milk Glass Serveware, Vases & Vintage Plates: Thrift Store
– Balloons & Napkins: Party City
– Mason Jars for flower vases, Paper Doilies & Twine, Flowers, Wooden Forks, Plastic Cups, White Trays, Wooden Drawer & White Planter & Mini Clothespins: Borrowed/Donated/Re-Used