Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Twin Cookies and Milk First Birthday Party

Having boy/girl twins, I wanted to create a party that had touches of masculine and feminine to represent them both but wasn't too strong in either way.  This can be very tricky to do!  I did this by adding small doses of ruffles, lace, fresh florals and coral and balanced them with burlap, neutral tones, and distressed crates.  The feel of the party is a vintage and rustic chic spin on a Cookies and Milk Party.  Read on for pictures and details.
I sent out postcard invitations to the guests...
with custom stamps featuring the cuties of course.
Most of the details of the party were done DIY.  For my back drop I used a queen size sheet which we then sewed muslin ruffles to. I used a stencil, paint, and burlap to create the Happy Birthday banner and also incorporated some coral and aqua bunting to the back drop.  A rag banner adorned the front of the burlap table cloth.  I made many ombre tissue poms with tassles for the party and included a few at the dessert table.  I used crates and old books to add height and texture to the display. 
I created printable coral chevron and chocolate stripe flags for my retro striped straws. My milk bottles were actually the Target brand frappuccino. I stamped the number "1" on little wood tags that I attached to my milk bottles with bakers twine. An old crate with rope was the perfect serving tray.
Homemade Coconut Macaroons from Cakes by Deanna and Milk Bottle Sugar Cookies from My Cookie Couture.
Homemade oreos using this recipe. They disappeared FAST!
I bought mini chalk board ornaments from Joann's and used as signage for the cookies.
Soft fresh florals in milk bottles with lace and coral bunting on smash cake for the Little Miss.
Burlap and aqua with bakers twine bunting on smash cake for the Little Man.
Milk Bottles filled with Jelly Bellies served as vases for the sugar cookie pops. 
"So Sweet of You to Join Us" milk carton favor boxes for guests to fill with cookies and candy.

Milk displayed on crate.
 Cookie Decorating Station
Soft and casual florals were displayed in milk bottles and mason jars.  Burlap and lace runners lined the tables.
Pictures of the twins were displayed in mason jars filled with taffy. 

Colorful bunting and tissue poms set the tone for the party in our back yard.  On the outdoor food table I included a vintage crate with burlap and a sign "Place empties here for milk man" for a home for the used bottles.
I also displayed pictures of my sweet twins on a vintage wash board.
A bouquet of taffy skewers was displayed in an old creamer can.
I made vases out of paint sticks glued to formula cans and then painted... So inexpensive! An old barrel becomes a table to hold my beverage container with coral and aqua water bottles.

And because I simply can't resist...

Two happy one year olds equals a very successful birthday party!

This party was featured on Studio 5 Blogspotter and Kara's Party Ideas!


  1. I love the decor! I'm planning my baby girls first bday and am using this as inspiration!

  2. Wow, this party is absolutely delightful. You have done an amazing job, the decor is just stunning. Love the cookie decorating station too...that would have been a lot of fun! The selection of cookies looked delicious too :-)

  3. Cookies and cup cakes seem to be well baked. Many of the wonderful event venue are seen by my colleague online. Want to organize her father's retirement party next month. Will surprise him with his friends and relatives. Making the party memorable with different praiseworthy preparations is her dream.