This SHABBY CHIC ROSES AND PINWHEELS 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Bethany Jenkins. Too sweet for words. What a delicate and lovely party!
Here is what Bethany had to say about the party- Jocelyns first birthday party was planned, hand-crafted, and catered by her mom & dad with help from her Gams. When we set out to plan her party we knew we wanted to do something shabby chic. Even at the young age of one we know Joss (as we call her) is an old soul and a vintage look fits her to a t.
We decided to celebrate her birthday at our home with 65 of our closest friends and family. We knew we wanted a way to seat everyone together so we constructed a 48 table with hay bale seating down both sides. The table was covered with fabric and a custom fitted shabby chic mini rose table runner. We accessorized with fresh pink roses in recycled glass bottles and monogrammed burlap wrapped candles. Joss held court at the head of the table in a vintage high chair passed down for 3 generations in her Daddys family. Her toddler guests were seated at an 8 farmhouse table with matching table runner accessorized by handmade pinwheels and party hats in coordinating papers.
For dinner guests were served pulled pork sandwiches wrapped and sealed with a monogrammed label, corn on a stick, macaroni and cheese, and baked beans. In lieu of plates each item was individually portioned and placed on a recycled cardboard tray. Guests were offered monogrammed bottled water, sweet tea in mason jars, or glass bottled soft drinks to quench their thirsts. The serving table was garnished with lace, a pin-tucked pink overlay, and a burlap runner along with pinwheels, vintage candle sticks, and a portrait of Joss.
The gift table offered matching linens along with a variety of photos, pinwheels, pennant and old fashioned hard candy to give out as a thank you for attending her celebration.