Heidi said this about planning the party- “This is my son’s, Jagger’s, 1st Birthday that we had on the 29th of December. He’s an almost-Christmas-baby, with his birthday landing on the 27th, so I wanted to make sure it was still special and that it was not Christmas-y. For winter babies, especially boys, all I kept seeing were different versions of a winter wonderland or “one”derland. So, I mixed it up a bit and did “Jagger’s Flannel & Frost 1st Birthday” where everyone was invited to wear their favorite flannel to the party.
I designed the invitation with a blue plaid/flannel background with chalkboard styled writing and a vintage fawn found from searching old vintage birthday cards. I love how it all came together! I framed one of the invites to feature on the dessert table.
I handmade my own white tissue poms in different sizes to hang above the table as a way of making it feel more festive and wintery. My DIY frosty branches we cut from trees Jagger’s grandparent’s farm. It was quite the glittery glue adventure! We mixed epsom salt, course and fine glitter with a high quality fake snow blend from Hobby Lobby. We then hand painted glue onto the branches and sprinkled the snow mixture onto the branches. They turned out gorgeous! I used the same snow mixture on cinnamon scented pine cones and placed them around for decor. Votives we have for home decor got the same treatment, except instead of glue I painted on soap. The snow sticks to the wet soap and it’s removable later!
The dessert table along with the hot cocoa bar were spruced up a bit using some of my business’s (Ira & Lucy Vintage Rentals & Styling) props. I love the vintage blue suitcase and the tarnished silver accents! I put up Jagger’s grandpop’s old wooden skis next to the table and had the front porch decorated with an antique sled and ice skates. It gave it that chilly wintery feel. You’ll also see the vintage tennis shoes placed near the cake – those were my husband’s when he was a little boy! Of course, I couldn’t go without paper striped straws and some old mason jars!
Jagger’s cake was simple – I wanted to get a cute little fancy one, but found that I really wanted to make his first birthday cake for sentimental reasons. I love how it looked on the vanity mirror tray. I’m no baker…so I utilized pinterest and found recipes I knew I can managed! The snow ball cupcakes were the most fun to make! I kept the rest of the food items all in the neutral white tones to match the decor and theme.
Since it was a 1st Birthday Party, our guests were mostly adults, so we made the festivities a bit more “spirited” with adding some mixers to our hot cocoa bar. Guests could blend their own cocoa to their specific enjoyment. It was a lot of fun!”
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