Sharing this Vintage Americana Birthday Party from sugar guru Bethany Gist of Auntie Bea’s Bakery feels like the perfect way to celebrate. ❤️
Bethany threw this fun, outdoor party for her daughter at the NorCal ranch home that they’d just moved into. The pretty sweets, rustic touches, and Americana-inspired details are totally timeless.
Of course, I was instantly smitten with the AWESOME wood pallet that she painted to look like the American flag! 🤩
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
Patriotic Popcorn, rock candy “Sparklers”, red licorice “Stripes”, & All-American Pie
Pinwheel sugar cookies displayed in candy-filled tins
Simple cake topped with a cluster of pinwheels
“American Flag” painted wood palette
Burlap-and-fabric USA banner
Ranch-style activities like dummy steer roping & watermelon eating contests!
PARTY DETAILS as told by Bethany…
I held this Americana-themed birthday party for my daughter, Aubrey. She’s a 4th of July baby, and I’ve always wanted to hold a vintage-like Americana party for her!
We had just moved to our ranch in Northern CA and thought this would be the perfect first party at our new home.
The decor was minimal, we held it in our arena and I wanted to keep it simple and rustic to show the ranch’s beautiful nature.
The Menu The food was fun and festive! Everything was what you would expect from a traditional 4th of July party. Hotdogs, potato salad, watermelon, baked beans, and a super fun layered red, white, and blue punch.
Patriotic Treats I’m a baker so the dessert table was front and center. Everything from All American Apple Pie to Patriotic Popcorn, Candy Sparklers and hand-decorated 4th of July-themed cookies. The kids went wild for all the goodies!
Activities Being that we live on a ranch, I didn’t really have to plan any games! The kids entertained themselves, running through steer chutes, roping steer dummies, and having their own watermelon eating contests.
It was really the perfect first hoo-rah in our new home! 🎉