Thursday, June 30, 2011

An Enchanted Forest Birthday

All little girls love to play dress up! Why not throw your little girl an Enchanted Forest Birthday party complete with fairy wings and wands?!

I love this owl cake! The details are spectacular and the owl is perfect for an Enchanted Forest Birthday!

This 3 tier cake is over the top, but fabulous! Great color choices for a vibrant centerpiece.

A chair for the "Fairy of Honor"

I love these print outs available on Etsy by TomKat Studio. These print outs are detailed, colorful and an inexpensive way to add color to your table-scape.

Flowers, butterflies and mushrooms. This table-scape is perfect!

Grass placemats are a perfect touch for the Enchanted Forest Birthday party!

A great way to display fairy wands as favors for all the fairies!!

This Enchanted Forest cake is perfect in every way from

This is so easy to make! Pull some old branches from any tree, put them in a galvanized vase, fill the branches with mini poms and use a tutu from your little girl's closet to finish it off! What a great centerpiece idea!

These poms are a MUST!! Make them yourself or order them from Etsy. The good thing about these is that if the colors are right they won't go to waste - hang them in a corner in your fairy's room after the party :)

Photos courtesy of wedding-cakes-for-you, snowybliss.blogspot, hostessblog, cheescakecupcakes.blogspot and thetondrefamily.blogspot.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Posh Baby Shower

Nothing is more fun than throwing your girlfriend a baby shower to celebrate her precious bundle of joy! Women love throwing baby showers and I have some great tips and ideas to share with you all to make it simple, yet spectacular!!

I love all of these ideas. The table-scape resembles that of a posh, uptown bakery. The bird cage filled with baby's breath is such a beautiful focal point and the mini desserts are appropriately "baby" sized!

The only thing that could make this dainty set up look any better would be to add a clothes line of all of her new, tiny little outfits - a perfect gift from the hostesses to the new mom-to-be!

This cake is precious. You could use this at a wedding shower as well.

This blue bow tie ruffle cake is the perfect addition to a posh, bakery style table-scape to make it fit for a prince!

Pink ruffles on a cake are simple, yet breath taking!

I love the idea of having a dessert buffet on an old vintage dresser. This is a great color combination as well! This same idea could be incorporated for a little girl's birthday party or even a wedding!

A donut tree! Who doesn't love donuts? And what a beautiful, elegant way to display them!

Poms and lanterns make anyone "oooh" and "aaah"! You can order the lanterns and then cut out some costs and make the poms yourself if you wish. Or if you're like me, always tight on time, you can order the poms from

Another beautiful way to display mini sized desserts with the BABY bunting hung above the table.

This door wreath is adorable and could be used again in the baby's room or even on the hospital door!

Photos courtesy of hostessblog, designspongeonline, thesweetestoccasion, mysweetandsaucy, celebrationsathomeblog, craigandwhitney.blogspot and ontobaby.

Friday, June 24, 2011

A Mason Jar Wedding

Mason jars are the biggest thing going for weddings right now! There are so many uses and they create such a down-home, comfortable feeling for your special day. They can be used as table centerpieces, isle runners, favors for your guests and even as the drink dispenser itself. They can be used in all styles of weddings - vintage style, barn style, an eclectic flea market style, country or classic. They are so popular and versatile for any special event.

An antique teal Ball mason jar used with simple baby's breath.

This is a great centerpiece created with a dark rattan charger, mason jars filled with wild flowers and an old book adorned with a table number. This is so simple to create and feels just like home.

Great outdoor lighting solution for those fall and summer night receptions. Simple mason jars with tea lights hung with ribbon or twine.

I love this idea for an entry table - antique mason jars filled with your old family photos. This is a great way to showcase your parents and grandparents on your special day.

What a great way to line to isle, or even the entry way to the ceremony. Garden hooks are inexpensive and can be used again in your own back yard to hang lanterns. One way to justify all the money you spend on decorations, is try to get things to use on your wedding day that you can use again one day.

I love the simplicity of this idea. An oversized mason jar filled with roses and wrapped in twine.

This is just precious! Sometimes it is hard to find a low lying centerpiece for a table and this is a perfect solution. Mini sized mason jars wrapped together to make one single statement complete with simple wildflowers.

"Your glass for the night for whatever tastes right!" This is a great favor for your guests. Just be sure to tie on a Thank You tag and have a pen out for them to write their names!

I LOVE this mason jar drink dispenser from World Market!

Photos courtesy of stylemepretty, worldmarket, ruffledblog, sdweddinginsider, aglimpseofviolethills, blog.fiftyflowers, thriftyfun, tinywhitedaisies, blogs.dexknows, and oh-lovely-day.blogspot.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Barn Wedding

A barn wedding is perfect for summer or fall! There are so many ideas to run with. A barn wedding is so warm and inviting - your guests will want to stay all night. From burlap to white linens, from hydrangeas to baby's breath, from mason jars to taper candles, it's all perfect!

This cake is stunning!

These centerpieces are so simple to do and make such a beautiful statement.

What a perfect Bride & Groom table. We love burlap!! The letters are a perfect touch.

What an entrance! This would make the most perfect photo backdrop.

Lace wrapped bouquets. Enough said!

Photos courtesy of  brickiebowl, snippetandink, greenweddingshoes and heygorg.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Baby Girl First Birthday

When you have a little girl, you just want to spoil her!! What better way than to spoil her with a fabulous Birthday party? 

This is the perfect table scape for her Birthday, or a really cute baby shower! Complete with cake pops, tarts, candy straws and pink willow branches cascading from a glass vase.

Cute as a button cupcakes!

Vintage Birthday. I love the idea of using the clothes line with her favorite dresses as the main focal point! This whole table is just perfect, all the way down to the vintage suitcases. You could even throw in another one for the guests to put a wish card in for your precious one!

The ribbon backdrop is simple, yet gorgeous. Love the addition of hydrangeas as well.

Perfect as a dessert, or a favor!

Love this invitation! What a great way to brag :)

Yet another great way to brag, only in pink this time!

This is the most precious photo! On the lookout for a pink chair now!

Photos courtesy of thetomkatstudio, hostessblog, drewbphotography, frostmeblog, and tinyprints.

A New Adventure

Just wanted to let all of you know that I've partnered up with my sister on a new adventure - A Charming Affair! No need to worry, Vintage Charm & Restoration will carry on as usual :)

We are two sisters who love all things related to Weddings and Birthday parties! We have created this blog to be able to share with all of you our wedding and party ideas! We also offer full service wedding and party planning! 

We also have a Facebook page. Come and "Like" us today!

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