Our Biggest Little Event of the Year: Bridget Elizabeth’s Vintage Sunshine 1st Birthday Party

On October 28th, our beautiful Bridget turned 1; on October 29th, we celebrated with a fabulous (if I don’t say so myself) vintage sunshine party.

I went DIY crazy for this one, and there are more posts to come with details on how to make some of the items you’ll see below.

The theme was vintage sunshine.  What does this mean?  I was inspired by the song I’ve been singing to my sweet girl since the day she came home: You are My Sunshine.  Being a Fall baby, I didn’t want to go crazy with the summer sunshine thing, so I warmed it up a bit with vintage details.  Think lots of lace, pastels, and soft details with a splash of hot pink.

I worked with The Paper Perfectionist  and White Tulip (Etsy)  on the invitations.  Multiple stamps were used to add a vintage flair to the invitations, and I used a whimsical font in addressing them.

Love the Day (Etsy) did the graphic design on the favor tags, party rounds garland, outdoor signs, and the Happy Birthday sign.  Everything else from the poms to the floral arrangements to the party hats and beyond, the one woman creative force at Better Together Events made with love for a certain very inspirational birthday girl.  :)

Hand made Party Hats, Better Together Events

CD Holders and Labels, Better Together Events

Hand-Made Pinwheels that actually spun! Better Together Events

Poms Poms Everywhere! Poms by Better Together Events

Printables by Love The Day

Printables by Love The Day

Printables by Love The Day

Hand made Table Ribbon Garland, Better Together Events

High Chair Ribbon Garland, You are My Sunshine Sign, Better Together Events

Gift Table

Capsule Details, Better Together Events

Personalized First Birthday Ornament, Sunshine Ceramics Etsy

Water Bottle Printables, Love The Day

Rochester’s own Premier Pastry made the gorgeous cakes.  Wegman’s catering took charge of the food platters.


  1. Absolutely adorable…. Looks like you worked very hard on this but with lots of love.

    Maybe the Beverly Hills housewifes should do something like this instead of spending $25,000 on a party.
    Can’t wait to see what you come up with for her 2nd birthday.

  2. Just saw your party on Love The Day and I just love it!! Cute cake, decorations and the printables look sooo cute. What a fun day!

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