When Mariah’s twins turned three, it was time for the head giggler at Giggles Galore to have an old fashioned birthday party to celebrate.
“I wanted to have an old fashioned birthday with simple food, cake and party games. I was inspired by my mom’s early edition vintage copy of the Dick and Jane books and set out to create a party reminiscent of that time.” Mariah chose colors of red, white and blue to decorate her P is for Parker and Piper birthday party. “The color palette for the party was planned around vintage paper and fabric I found.”
She borrowed vintage toys, games and books from her Grandma and a few friends. ”The table design was centered around the backdrop I designed and created. The handmade drawstring bags served a dual purpose as party backdrop and party favors.”
Mariah kept the food simple and served box lunches with PB&J sandwiches, potato chips in custom made wax bags and oranges. I sealed the wax bags with stickers I made using printables that Sweet Sosbee Designs created.
“I served pink lemonade in glass bottles and used fabric and twine to cover them. I made paper cones with my vintage scrapbook paper and embellished with paper rosettes. I placed them in an old Coke crate and filled with popcorn.”
Mariah wanted a simple cake, just like you would have found at a birthday party in the 50′s. Her fabulous mom made the cake. ”I added a little bunting I made with left over fabric, put it on this gorgeous cake stand and it was simply stunning!”
To keep with the theme of simplicity and old fashioned, she made party decorations out of newspaper, crepe paper, doilies and vintage paper.
Party games included duck, duck goose, sack races, bean bag toss, making newspaper hats and a cake walk.
“I set up a little bookshelf with vintage toys and individual boxes of cupcakes for the cake walk. The idea was that each kid would get to take home a cupcake along with all their other party loot, but it was a good thing I had planned this activity since I forgot the stuff to serve the cake.”
“We had such a great time at their old fashioned birthday party and it truly was a labor of love. I can’t believe my twins are three already!” Thanks for sharing their vintage birthday party with us Mariah!
P is for Party Helpers:
Invitation, party tags & party signs – Sweet Sosbee Designs
Photos of twins – Elayne Dunn Photography; Party photos – Me
Paper – October Afternoon 5 Dime Series, found at Hobby Lobby
Everything else – Mariah at Giggles Galore