Winter Café Themed Birthday Party

Winter Café Themed Birthday Party

This beautiful first birthday party was a DIY labor of love from top to bottom! Kali’s mom, photographer Heidi Lau, went above and beyond in hand crafting this special day for her little girl. The winter cafe theme is so lovely and sweet, and we love how it all came about! Read on below throughout the post for the details from Heidi on this special inspiration, and how the party came together:

“For my daughter’s 1st birthday party, I wanted it to include her favourite animal, the owl and other elements that reflected her. She’s born in the winter and one of the first trips I went to when I was pregnant with her was to Paris, so I decided to create a French themed winter café for her. Once the theme was decided, I wanted to pick colours that felt wintery and French, which included coral, mint, navy blue and gold. From there I made the different decorations to fit the theme, like the 3D snowflakes, chalkboard signs, snowflakes pins to decorate the cupcakes and made French café food that were kid friendly – ‘mini’ versions of sandwiches, quiches, etc. Everything was DIY by my family and myself, except for the cake. Being a photographer myself, photography for the party was really important to me, I knew I’d be too busy to photograph myself so I had a good friend Justin of Justin Wong Photography document the special day for us.”

wWinter Café Themed Birthday Party

Winter Café Themed Birthday Party

Winter Café Themed Birthday Party

Winter Café Themed Birthday Party

Winter Café Themed Birthday Party

“I wanted the cake to be the feature of the party, my friend and amazing cake designer Sharon of Bloom Cake Co. and I talked about the design for the cake for awhile. I knew I wanted it to feel wintery and cozy which is where the sweater texture idea came from, of course some French elements and with a knitted snow owl topper to surprise my daughter. It was a lot of elements to incorporate but Sharon did an unbelievable job and brought it all together!”





“Also, for the loot bags for the kids, I wanted it to be something that was reusable and fun, so I monogrammed each bag with the child’s first letter of their name and inside I included finger paints with a mini easel, a little node to the art culture of Paris.”



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Event Design: Heidi Lau Photography
Photography: Justin Wong Photography
Cake: Bloom Cake Co.
Balloon Artist: Judy Jo Arts
Kali’s Dress: Zara Baby
Kali’s Headband: Etsy (seller not provided)
Kali’s Shoes: Joe Fresh
Loot Bags & Chevron Paper Bags: Creative Bag
Patterned Paper for 3D Snowflakes: Michaels
Balloons: Party City
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    [...] en blanco y rosa, y unas letras metálicas con el nombre de Kali. La fiesta la hemos visto en on to baby y es un buen ejemplo de decoración de mesa [...]

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    pickedlooks says:

    Beautiful baby. Party is also beautiful.