P is for Parker and Piper…and Party! My sweet and adorable twins just turned 3 and we had an old fashioned birthday party to celebrate.
I wanted to have an old fashioned birthday with simple food, cake and party games. I was inspired by my mom’s early edition vintage copy of the Dick and Jane books and set out to create a party reminiscent of that time.
I borrowed vintage toys, games and books from my Grandma and a few friends. The color palette for the party was planned around vintage paper and fabric I found.
The table design was centered around the backdrop I designed and created, which you can see here. The handmade drawstring bags served a dual purpose as party backdrop and party favors.
I kept the food simple and served box lunches with PB&J sandwiches, potato chips in custom made wax bags and oranges. I sealed the wax bags with stickers I made using printables that Sweet Sosbee Designs created for me.
I served pink lemonade in glass bottles and used fabric and twine to cover them.
I made paper cones with my vintage scrapbook paper and embellished with paper rosettes. I placed them in an old Coke crate and filled with popcorn.
I wanted a simple cake, just like you would have found at a birthday party in the 50′s. My fabulous mom made the cake. I added a little bunting I made with left over fabric, put it on this gorgeous cake stand and it was simply stunning! (It was so tasty! Too bad I forgot the knife and forks so we didn’t actually get to enjoy it at the party)
To keep with the theme of simplicity and old fashioned I made party decorations out of newspaper, crepe paper, doilies and vintage paper.
Party games included duck, duck goose, sack races, bean bag toss, making newspaper hats and a cake walk.
I set up a little bookshelf with vintage toys and individual boxes of cupcakes for the cake walk. The idea was that each kid would get to take home a cupcake along with all their other party loot, but it was a good thing I had planned this activity since I forgot the stuff to serve the cake.
I can’t believe my twin’s are 3!
It really feels like just yesterday when I brought home 2 babies from the hospital, wondering how I was ever going to survive. I adore these two with all my heart and can’t imagine my life without their sweet smiles.
We had such a great time at their old fashioned birthday party and it truly was a labor of love.
Invitation, party tags & party signs – Sweet Sosbee Designs
Photos of twins – Elayne Dunn Photography; Party photos – Me
Paper – October Afternoon 5 Dime Series, found at Hobby Lobby
Fabric – Strawberry Field by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda
Everything else – ME!