Vintage Garden Birthday Party Ideas for Tweens

This Vintage Garden Birthday Party was created with Tweens in mind. The colorful photography by Honeysuckle Rose Photography captures the innocence of the little girls that still exist in the tween years. This styled shoot was inspired by the photographers grand-daughter who will be 13 soon. I love what Melissa wrote below and having two girls of my own with my oldest turning 11 later this year, it's really hits home. Let them be girls.

It amazes me how I can be watching her be silly and behaving like such a little girl, then in a blink of the eye she is having a very mature conversation with me. Children are pushed to grow up too fast. Tweens are at a very awkward age and still glow of the innocence of little girls. Let them be girls. Silly, laughing, playing dress up with their friends. They will be beautiful young ladies soon enough.

Vintage Garden Birthday Party DIY Photo Booth Props / Hang Photo Frames from trees to pose behind for fun party photos / Outdoor Garden Party / photo by Honeysuckle Rose Photography - as seen on

The Perfect DIY Photo Booth idea for outdoor garden parties - hang photo frames from the tree limbs with pretty ribbon and let the party guests have fun posing behind them.

Present the party favors {in this case, flavored popcorn} in an open vintage dresser drawer.

The vintage garden party dessert display is completed with vintage cake stands and jeweled beads.

Now, it's your turn - I'd love to hear from you in the comments with your favorite idea{s} in this garden birthday party for tweens.

Vendor Credits:
Photographer: Melissa of Honeysuckle Rose Photography
Menu Designer: Twila & Co.
Floral Designer: Charmaine Parton Floral & Event Design
Event Planner: Darling Ds Events
Favors and Gifts: Old Navy
Apparel: Peacaloo Boutique
Makeup Artist: Sheryl Martin Makeup Artistry
Bakery: Sweets By Becky
Favors and Gifts: The Popcorn Bag

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

A Parade of Circus Cake Toppers

I have the ultimate best way to top your sweet treats if you're planning a carnival or circus themed party.

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For your upcoming carnival or circus themed parties, you are going to LOVE these circus cake toppers from Alyson of Painted Parade. Be sure to click on each image to see it larger and don't forget to pin and save your favorites :)

Which whimsical animals will you have bring some fun to your next party or event? Alyson, of Painted Parade, hand paints each animal and then adorns them with fun party accessories.

Along with making great cake toppers, these fun animals can also be used as centerpieces or table decorations for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings. Even as extra fun decor to spruce up a child's bedroom.

A "Preppy Poodle Party" by EAE Personalized Creations

Today we are delighted to share this Preppy Poodle Party submitted by Amber of EAE Personalized Creations. Amber created this party in celebration of her daughter's 2nd Birthday and glady shares the details that went into the planning...

I started working on my Emery's 2nd Birthday shortly after I had finished her first. Since she was born we have casually called her our little poodle so I knew that we had to do a poodle theme for her second birthday party. When I was looking up ideas for poodle partys the only thing I was getting back was the poodle in paris theme so I knew I had to put my creative cap on and get to work. My color scheme was established early, I've always loved Navy and Pink together, I think its a classic combo that also gives a preppy clean feel in which I was trying to achieve. We designed the poodle graphic early using a fabric collection with the main pattern being quatrefoil and incorporating stripes.

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Im am a huge DIY'er and a planner. I have been gathering pieces and ideas for months. Everything aspect of this party I had a hand in. I wanted this party to have a very modern preppy feel. My favorite piece would have to be the poodle pastries stand. I went to my sister in law with the idea of a mini lemonade stand that I had envisioned to use in place of traditional cupcake stands. I couldn't be more happy with how it came out.


I also love and so did the kids, Poodle ears (for the girls) and brown puppy ears (for the boys) that I ran across at a local dollar store in the dollar bin for halloween!! What a score! My cupcakes and puppy cake looked and tasted amazing! I also played off the Rhyming and use of words with P's involving poodles. Some of my favors included Poodle Polish (nail Polish) and Shampoodles (mini shampoos). My sister is a hair stylist and I had her doing " poodle pedis" and the kids enjoying picking their polish and having their nails painted, As another favor I gave little bottles of paul mitchell kid shampoo and named them shampoodles.


Vendor Credits:

Custom Designed Printables: EAE Personalized Creations

Cupcake Wrappers: Dress My Cupcake

The Sweet Dog Cake: Riley's Bakery

Custom Cupcake Stand: Lisha Hancock

Vintage Milk + Cookies First Birthday

We are delighted to end the week with this {darling} Milk + Cookies First Birthday from EAE Personalized Creations. The main inspiration behind the design was a love for all things vintage, combined with a soft color palette and the incorporation of a variety of different patterns. There were many DIY projects used throughout this party, which always adds a special, more personalized touch. I especailly LOVE the "stash" props that were used to create a fun photo-op for the guests! Some words of advice from Mom/Party-Planner "Be creative, don't be afraid to do things and make them yourself - it only makes it more special and gives you a sense of accomplishment. Dont be afraid to mix colors patterns and textures, follow your heart and enjoy"...


Such a clever way to have the milk + cookies ready to serve and I {LOVE} the vintage bottles!


Sure looks like everyone is having fun!


Guests can leave their "Wishes for the Birthday Girl" as a keepsake of this celebration...


I couldn't help but share this beautiful little one, clearly enjoying her special day!


Vendor Credits:

Party Styling + Personalized Decor: EAE Personalized Creations

Paper Goods: Polka Dot Market

Chalk Board Papers: Etsy

Birthday Girl Outfit: Rick Rack Ruffles

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