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.
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/
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.
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.