Kara's Party Ideas Vintage Garage First Birthday Party {Planning, Ideas, Decor, Banner}

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This darling VINTAGE GARAGE THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Stephanie Nestor.

What an adorable party theme! I absolutely love all of the vintage items and ideas used throughout it, such as the “No 1” gas cans, the old license plate chain banners, the vintage oil cans, and “Blake’s chevron gasoline” sign. I also love darling photo banner made from chains and “road” month signs. This party would be a perfect birthday party theme for the young and old alike!

My favorite Vintage Garage party ideas and elements from this darling first birthday celebration are:

  • The cute vintage photo banner
  • The darling bright red backdrop covered in vintage signs
  • The cute BBQ chip bags
  • The awesome vintage cans, tins, and signs
  • The cute “Blake’s Garage” wooden panel sign
  • The darling “U.S. 01” rosettes used throughout
  • and MORE!

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Vintage Garage Party Details:This is what Stephanie said about planning/styling the party-

“There are so many wonderful first birthday themes out there to sift through and decide on but my   goal was to find a unique theme that I, personally, hadn’t seen done. With that in mind, I settled on a vintage “garage” theme for my son’s first birthday. Instead of a generic backdrop, I designed and hand painted a vintage truck silhouette on pallet wood and added some vintage sign letters that I found at a local barn sale. To add the garage feel, I covered the face of my kitchen peninsula in a light colored wood grain vinyl that I found at the dollar store. Two more elements that I incorporated to complete the garage feel was covering the counter top with silver wrapping paper and lining the edge with a diamond plated sticker vinyl and (last but not least) I took solo cups, poster board and hammered silver spray paint to create light covers that transformed my regular peninsula hanging lights into industrial barn style lights. The effect turned out even better than I had imagined. To carry the theme into other rooms, I took white panel board, painted it barn red, added a gray wash over top to give it a weathered look and added vintage metal signs to create a one-of-a-kind backdrop at the cake and hat station. One strike of genius that I HAVE to share…is that I created many of those metal signs myself for a couple of dollars (after I looked at a pizza tin for too long and had a light bulb go off over my head). Here’s what I did: I bought pizza tins from the dollar store, spray painted them black and others white.nThen I found circular vintage gasoline company logos online and printed them on regular card stock paper on my home printer. Cut them out, lined up the two halves and used double sided tape to attach them together and then glued the logo onto the backside surface of the pizza tin. The end result can be seen on the Texaco, Pennzoil, Mobil gas and Gulf signs that are displayed on the red panel boards. Those metal signs usually range from $20-$30 but I was able to achieve the same look for a fraction of that. I used the same baking tin idea to create the custom hanging sign that says “Blake’s Chevron Gasoline”. Additional DIY items worth mentioning are: Pinwheels I created myself using dollar store wrapping and craft paper; Printed oil can labels and affixed to large tomato cans; Made custom birthday hats by covering dollar store birthday hats with wrapping paper and then making small pinwheels and attaching to the front, along with a truck decal on top; Found wheel caps from chevy and ford and framed them in dollar store picture frames and covered the back with diamond plate sticker vinyl; Created and added decals (No. 1) to metal gas tank and (Garage Full Service with wrench detail) to old metal milk cooler; Created a vintage “ONE” banner for highchair using scrapbook paper, ribbon and thumb tacks; added poster board to sliding glass windows to create a garage door effect.”

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12 Comments
  1. Novotny Narrative says:

    This is adorable! I absolutely love this- looks like such a fun time, and what a way to celebrate in style :)

  2. Mary Radtke says:

    Stephanie is extremely creative. She not only executes many Pinterest ideas, but uses them as inspiration to make them her own. When I “grow up” I want to create themed parties just like this! Until then, thanks to Stephanie, and to Kara for recognizing her.

  3. Stacy says:

    I’m in love with this party! Wanting to do the same for my son. Is there anyway yo find out where she got the invites, paper goods etc. done?? Thanks

    • Stephanie says:

      Stacy, thank you for the kind words! The only vendor I used was for the invitation, here is Lora’s store on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/loralangdesigns. It appears that currently she is on vacation but when her store reopens, search for garage invite and it should pop up for you. All other paper products were created by me. If there is something specific that you’re interested in, please contact me through my etsy page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FeatheredNestor. I could create a custom order for you to fit your needs or I’d be happy to provide more information for you through messages on that platform. Thanks for taking time to comment on my party!

    • Stephanie Nestor says:

      Stacy, thank you for the kind words and taking the time to leave a comment! The only item I used a vendor for was the invitation. Here is Lora’s etsy page link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/loralangdesigns. Currently it says that she is on vacation but when her store reopens, search for garage invite and it should pop up. All other paper goods and decorations were designed and created by me. If you’re interested in something specific, please message me through my etsy page at https://www.etsy.com/shop/FeatheredNestor. I’d be happy to create a custom order for you or just provide information/guidance on the items you’re interested in.

      • Lori says:

        Hi Stephanie!! I love your decorations for your son’s first birthday. So cute and CREATIVE!! My mom and I are throwing my dad a surprise 60th birthday party soon and I would love to find out where you got your stencil to make the pallet sign of “Blake’s Garage”. Also how did you make the car signs and such. Thank you so much for all your help. You can reach me at [email protected] Thank you!!

        • Kendra says:

          Stephanie, I couldn’t love your party more! I was wanting to do a vintage truck theme for my son’s first birthday (who just so happens to be named Blake). I am in LOVE with the Blake’s Garage sign! We are about to move, so I wanted to make the sign for his party and then use it as decor in his room in the new house which I want to decorate in a “Blake’s Garage” theme. How did you make that awesome sign? Any advice you could provide would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing party and providing me with inspiration for my son’s party and his new room! My email is [email protected] if you have any advice you’re able to provide. Thank you so much, you really are very talented!
          Kendra

          • Stephanie Nestor says:

            Kendra- I emailed you through the email you posted above (so check your junk folder) and I sent a message through etsy conversations. Hope you got it! Thanks.

  4. Sylvie says:

    Love your party, I am doing a vintage garage theme for my grandsons 2nd birthday. Do you recall where you got the logos that are on the trays. Thank You

  5. Gustavo says:

    Me interesa saber de ustedes gracias

  6. Heather Bledsoe says:

    I am doing a garage theme for my sons first birthday also, and was wondering if you could tell me how to do the sign w the chevron gas as well as the pallet sign with the truck. Love love love it all. I will also be decorating his room in this decor. Thanks so much.

  7. Anissa says:

    Hi! We are wanting to do this theme for my grandson , he will be turning 3 we love this theme but can’t figure out how to order this.

    Thanks