Have you been waiting to be whisked away to a party full of beautifully flowing details and rustic charm? If that is the case than your hearts desires are about to come true in this Rustic Floral 1st Birthday Party submitted and styled by Gia Lee of Dress up Files out of Barrington/IL/US.
Rustic Floral 1st Birthday Party
With the many lovely ideas + elements this party has to offer, I know you will be able to gain insight and inspiration of your own for your next rustic and fancy fete! Hurry and scroll on to see just what I mean!
Here are some ever-so-sweet details you won’t want to miss from this first birthday celebration:
- Floral centerpieces created from mason jars painted with chalk paint, distressed and filled with florals
- Beautiful 2-tiered white cake adorned with fresh florals and placed on a rustic tree stump stand
- Sheer curtain panel sweet table backdrop
- Cursive wood block name sign
- Caramel apple favors placed in clear cellophane bags adorned with floral stickers and tied with twine and rustic thank you tags
- Burlap + lace table runners
- Floral print stationery + printables!
Sweet Table Florals: Grace – Vale of Enna
Guest Table Centerpieces: Gia Lee – Dress of Files
Cream Puffs and Petit Fours: Costco
Sheer curtain panels: Ikea
Stationery + Printables: Paper n’ Peonies Design Studio
Rustic Floral Party Details:
This is what Gia shared about planning and styling the party- “Kristin is the third and final girl in our brood. For our second daughter’s first birthday party (also featured on Kara’s Party Ideas) we went with a fun, rainbow theme. With Kristin’s, I wanted to do something really pretty, girly and feminine but with rustic elements.
I started by looking for a venue. I knew I wanted something rustic and woodsy. A barn would have been ideal but no such luck. I ended up coming across a beautiful venue called the Jewel Tea Pavilion (even its name is pretty!) in Barrington. It is a park district facility but with eye catching details like stone exterior and wooden beams. I knew right away that I would need to rent chairs and get tablecloths to elevate the ambience of the space.
I used a lot of vintage milk glass, burlap, lace, tree slices, and doilies. Overall, it was a very pretty yet rustic theme.
Flowers: A big but worthy splurge was hiring my friend and super talented florist, Grace from Vale of Enna to do the flowers. Because the cost can quickly add up for a florist, I only hired her for the front table florals. For the centerpieces, I DIY’ed them. I painted mason jars with chalk paint and then distressed them for an antique look. Then, I purchased $40 worth of flowers at Costco and made 15 centerpieces with them.
Dessert table: I did get a nice 2 tiered cake from Bittersweet Pastry Shop in Chicago, but I needed more desserts to serve guests (yeah right, to fill the table and make the pictures look good! haha!) I got a bunch of donuts from our favorite local shop and I ordered some Korean rice cakes to preserve our cultural traditions. But also, I picked up a bunch of frozen desserts at Costco (cream puffs and petit fours). Once displayed elegantly in vintage milk glass and silver trays, they looked like they came from some fancy bakery.
Favors: I love edible favors and reused an idea from another party I did years ago. I got caramel apples by the bulk at a factory where they make them and repackaged them myself in clear bags tied with twine and a kraft paper tag. Each place setting had a doily with a caramel apple on top.
Sheer backdrop: 2 sheer curtain panels purchased at Ikea for $4.99 a piece.
Paper goods: I used papernpeonies on etsy for all my paper goods. I had them custom make some signs and then had them printed large to use as signs and backdrops.
I rented wooden folding chairs from House of Rentals.
I also ended up purchasing enough tablecloths for all the tables at LinenTablecloths.com. It was cheaper than renting.”
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