Vintage Kitty and Puppy Birthday Party

 Vintage Kitty and Puppy Birthday Party

Creating a Vintage Kitty and Puppy Birthday Party

For my daughter's second birthday, I wanted to create a theme that would win favor with her and all of her 2 year old friends.  I don't know a 2 year old that doesn't love a kitty or a puppy so I decided to do a kitty and puppy theme with a vintage twist to appease Mommy's aesthetic.  The first thing I did was choose a color palette, pastels.  Then I sourced a couple of key vintage items online like the adorable kitty and puppy ceramic vessel, the table cloth and the large ball jar.  Next, I went completely overboard crafting the bunting, cookie and cupcake stands, kitty and puppy ears and stickers for the snack bags.  And last, I put together a vintage ensemble for Ruby and made the birthday cake, kitty cookies and cupcakes.  I had SO much fun putting this party together and Ruby and all of her friends had a blast attending it.  Check out all of the pics below and the links to some of the crafting tutorials.

 Vintage Kitty and Puppy Party Invitation

Vintage Kitty and Puppy Party Invitation

 Vintage Kitty and Puppy Birthday Party

The cookie and cupcake stands were so easy to make!  I got the idea from Pinterest and ran with it.  Just find three vintage plates: small, medium and large.  Then get two glasses or candle stick holders-- I found that champagne or punch glasses work best.  Now stack them all together and use super glue to affix them.  Here is an example of how to do it:  http://momalwaysfindsout.com/2013/06/how-to-make-a-cupcake-stand/

 Vintage Kitty and Puppy Birthday Party
 Vintage Kitty and Puppy Birthday Party
 Vintage Kitty and Puppy Birthday Party
 Vintage Kitty and Puppy Birthday Party
 Vintage Kitty and Puppy Birthday Party
 Vintage Kitty and Puppy Birthday Party

Aren't these paper plates and napkins just too perfect?  I found them at this awesome party supply site:  Shop Sweet Lulu.  The kitty and puppy ears were probably the biggest hit of the party (excepting the refined sugar, i.e. cupcakes and cake).  Here is a tutorial I made on how to construct your own ears:  DIY Puppy Dog Ears and DIY Kitty Cat Ears.

 Vintage Birthday Crown
 Vintage Birthday Dress

A vintage themed party would not be complete without the star of the show dressed in a homemade vintage dress and birthday crown to match, right?  Yes, I will admit to being completely off my rocker when it comes to the details.  Here is a tutorial on how to make this sweet vintage fabric dress and here is a tutorial on how to make the birthday crown.

 Vintage Party Dress
 Vintage Kitty and Puppy Birthday Party