Playful DIY Birthday Party

Agnieszka of A Brilliant Photo created this super playful, happy, and bright birthday party for her daughter Anya’s first birthday. She wanted it to be girly, but not *too* girly, with some shabby chic elements in the design. DIY projects provided much of the whimsical decor, like the heart garland, paper butterflies, and even candy bowls! Rather than opt for your typical vases, the gorgeous tulips were displayed in old milk bottles and jars sourced from Etsy. Such a pretty party for little Anya! To see many more photos, be sure to check out the full gallery.

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Photography: A Brilliant Photo
Shoes: Gracious May
Headband: Baby K Designs
Dress: GAP
Lanterns: Save-on Crafts
Cake & cupcakes: The Mixing Bowl
Guest book: kolo
Pinwheels: Elizabeth St
Paper straws: DimeStoreBuddy
Dried flowers and mini clothespins: Michaels

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    This is so great! I love the hearts and the paper bowls. Great ideas!

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    Heidi says:

    Agnieszka – this is so charming… and your daughter is precious!!

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    Every little detail is just perfect. So honored to have your precious lil’one wearing our headband

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    Angie says:

    Could you provide instructions on how you made the heart garland?


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    Kate says:

    Absolutely Beautiful!! The photos are adorable! :)

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    Jeannie says:

    for my daughter’s first birthday.

    thank you so-so much!!!
    &More Power!

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    Amy Davis says:

    This is beautiful! What a lucky baby!! I love everything!

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    Robyn N. says:

    These pictures and ideas are great! I make paper flowers (all the time) and there is a very EASY way to cut out 6 petal flowers with a simple square of paper. I thought this might be handy for your followers that were wanting to make the flower paper bowl, which is a 6 petal flower. For full video tutorials on each, go to YOUTUBE.COM and type in “how to cut a 6 petal flower “. You’ll be presented with a screen full of options to choose from, some with 4, 6,8 even 16 petals. You’ll make a perfectly shaped flower every time. Enjoy!

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    Sana khan says:

    Great ,wonderful could you guys help me to plain my kid second birthday party

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    christine says:

    where is the happy bday banner from?

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