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 Vintage Airplane First Birthday Party Featured on The Bump

This week started out amazing as I found out that the Vintage Airplane First Birthday Party that was featured a while back was picked up for feature in an article on The Bump. They featured 13 Creative First Birthday Party Themes. You can see the entire Vintage Airplane Birthday Party photo here.

Printable : A Rollerskating Birthday Party : free vintage graphic

Isn't this vintage image of a rollerskating girl carrying a birthday cake the cutest? If you are planning a rollerskating birthday party for your girl and are planning to create the invitations yourself, you might want to consider this free graphic from Free Pretty Things For You. Wait until you see what I found on etsy below the printable graphic . . .

Free Printable of a Vintage Rollerskating Girl Graphic | from Free Pretty Things For You | as seen on

Do any of my readers remember the Baby Skates Rollerskating Doll? I never had one, but I do remember them. Well, A Glimpse from the Past on etsy is selling a Vintage 1982 Mattel Toys "Baby Skates" Rollerskating Baby Doll that is in mint condition, in the original box and has never been played with! So AMAZING and it says "no batteries needed" - remember those days?

Vintage 1982 Mattel Toys Baby Skates Rollerskating Baby Doll

{Pink + Yellow} Vintage Girl Baby Shower

Today's {Pink + Yellow} Vintage Girl Baby Shower was styled by Gabriela Wakeham Designs and features vintage pieces combined with gorgeous garden inspired floral arrangements. The backdrop to the dessert table was created using the color palette of pink and yellow with stenciled birdcages, trees and bird patterns to coordinate with the event theme. The floral arrangements are beyond stunning and I love how the cake was designed to tie everything together, especially with the matching flower detail and the super-chic Chanel baby shoe cake topper....adorable! Other sweets included cake pops, mini cupcakes and lovely lemonade. Flowers and decor was courtesy of Gabriela Wakeham Design with cake and desserts by BMQ Desserts, both based in New York City.  

Vintage Flutter Sleeve and Lace Peasant Dress by Joe Bangles

Today's handmade feature is courtesy of Etsy shop Joe Bangles. Shop owner Katrina Ashburn is a stay at home mom with a passion for photography and art as well as a talent for creating beautifully designed children's clothing and accessories. One of the items from her shop that caught my eye was this Miss Sunshine Vintage Flutter Sleeve and Lace Peasant Dress with Headband set. This beautifully designed dress features vintage style buttons and lace with an adorable matching rosette headband. Once your little one grows out of the "dress" they can wear it as a top paired with leggings as another option - LOVE it!

Please visit the Etsy shop of Joe Bangles to browse their entire collection of {AMAZING} handmade items for your little one. You can also follow them on Facebook for all of the latest news and updates.