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cute as a button birthday party ideas and dessert table

What do you do when you’ve got a little girl that is just as cute as a button and sweet as can be? Throw her a Cute as a Button Birthday Party just like Clair Griffiths of Calamity Cakes did! Most button themed parties have sewing elements, so I love how Clair added her own twist by including lots of vintage & girly pink details. Like the old school drinks stand and bow topped mason jar cupcakes — absolutely LOVE! See more parties with this adorable theme here, here and here! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY pink buttons letter ‘A’ picture + wooden name sign for the birthday girl
  • Pink button decorated cake & matching cupcakes + pink macarons & button sugar cookies
  • Garden shelves with flowers & a watering can + wooden ladder display with party favors & a vintage tricycle
  • Vintage wooden toy tent & watercolor painting + button & bow hair clips & polka dot party favors

pink birthday party name sign and party flags

pink cute as a button cupcakes

button letter picture

pink button birthday cake

girly birthday party toys and activities

cute as a button hair clip party favors

pink cupcakes in mason jars

pink macarons and individual dessert jars

outdoor drinks stand station

garden party shelves

tent and painting birthday party activties

pink button cookies and wooden candy scoop

polka dot button party favor bags


PARTY DETAILS as told by Clair

To celebrate my daughter’s second birthday, we held a Cute as a Button celebration with close friends and family. I reworked a dessert and drinks stand that had previously been used for my other daughters’ birthday, and came up with a completely different feel. Lots of pinks and aqua, white timber and a Cute as a Button rag banner gave the party a vintage feel. I also created an ‘A’ picture from extra buttons that were used to decorate details throughout the party, and an ‘Alice’ sign from wooden letters painted and covered with paper.

Guests enjoyed vanilla cupcakes, mud cake, red velvet cupcakes, melting moments, macarons, raspberry cheesecake, lollypops, jello and a selection of candy. Sweet drinks were served from vintage styled glass dispensers in mason jars and milk bottles with stride paper straws.

The children played with old fashioned wooden toys and used water colour paints to create lovely paintings. They each took home a skipping rope, handmade button bows and clips, and a candy bag, all displayed on a vintage ladder.

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