We celebrated Lucille’s golden birthday this past weekend with family and friends. Since it was her golden birthday, I knew I wanted to do something with Golden books. I collect vintage tea cups so I wanted to try and work those in as well because most of them have the prettiest florals on them. The end result was sort of a vintage/tea/book/fairytale-ish little party and it was prettier than I could have ever imagined. I thrifted around for a couple months to find all the perfect pieces and it was a blast! Treasure hunting is totally my thing.
Planning a party for a sweet little girl, after so many parties for our boys, was prettty darrrn fun. I used light peaches, mints, and golds for the party because those are the colors of Lucy’s room, and I knew I could repurpose all the decor in her room afterwards. I thought I would have a hard time finding all the Golden books I wanted, but I ended up with about 100 of them! People donate those like crazy apparently? What?! People be crazy. Classics! I found a lot of the vintage books on Etsy, and the rest I hunted for…they had to be just the perfect pastel cover and binding.
This mint tray is super old…my dad and I found it at a flea market last year and I paid 1 dollar for it. This tray was the inspiration for the scalloped edges on Lucy’s walls in her room.
Oh take me back to these macaroons! I mainly ordered them because they were pretty (duh), but they were delish!
This book next to the candy bar I bought at St Vinnys for 75 cents. It had one of those cheesy grandmother poems on it. I wrote a little story about Lucy and mod podged it on with a photo of her on the other side, and then hot glued a flower on the book mark. I love the way it turned out!
This cake tasted way better than it looked if you can even wrap your brain around that. The top layer was vanilla with strawberry filing, and the bottom was lemon poppy seed with lemon curd filing. I even thrifted all the cake plates…about 35 beautiful, vintage plates. I found the best stack at Goodwill that had a prince and princess ballroom dancing on the front with gold trim around the edge of the plate. I didn’t pay more than 75 cents for a plate!
So two of my friends wrote a Golden book about Lucille, dressed up as fairy godmothers, and read it to everyone during the party. It was the sweetest, most hilarious moment! I am so thankful we got it on tape!
Only one piñata mishap…but Uncle Chris saved the day!
We love you so much little Lucille Estelle. Happy Golden 1st Birthday!