A Spring Birthday

Hi, friends! I am *so* excited to share this post with you today! I could talk about this party forever because there are so many cute details to talk about. This spring themed party was for my dear friend, Melanie Mauer’s daughter, Audrey. Melanie and I spent a lot of time talking back and forth on what the theme would be for Audrey’s sixth birthday. A decision was made to use yellow as our main color and flowers that reflected Spring, since that is when Audrey was born. When I think of the color yellow, I think sunshine and happiness. Since Audrey is a “mini me” version of her mother, those two words also describe this mother/daughter duo as well…….they both light up the room with their infectious smile and to be in their presence leaves you feeling oh so happy.

Audrey invited six of her closest friends, along with family to celebrate her big day. I love the simplicity of an intimate gathering. Not only does it encourage togetherness with those we treasure the most, but it also allows the host focus on details that may often be overlooked otherwise.  Audrey’s party was in the late afternoon, so the  the menu was kept simple as well – fruit cups, veggies with dip and a handful of sweet items to satisfy everyone.

Melanie just happened to have some monogrammed linens that coordinated with the party so perfectly. I love that the  children were able to use something so special for the day. The table topper was made of yellow seersucker and made by Faith and Fancy.

These mini ice cream cone cake pops were made by Poppies and so adorable!

Can we just take a moment to take in the cuteness of this cake? Absolutely stunning. I wasn’t there when the cake was cut…..I’m afraid I may have cried it was so pretty. Once again, Martine’s Pastries knocked it out of the ballpark. It truly was a piece of art. All of those flowers are edible. Martine, your cake deserves to be on the cover of a magazine!

Friends were invited to help themselves to drinks. This Ikea plant pot can be used post-party, which is so smart!

Because of Audrey’s love for creating art, an art station was set up for the children to paint.

A small petting zoo served as a fun inspiration!

Children were able to take home their masterpiece as a favor.

A few months ago, I came across this post on how to make giant paper flowers. One of Melanie’s staff volunteered to take on this DIY project and did an excellent job! Thank you Katie Beth! These larger than life flowers made such a wonderful backdrop for photos. These remind me of something you’d see in a J.Crew window.

Guests were also given lollipops that were covered in coordinated fabric and secured with an adorable tag (made and designed by Melanie).

Quite possibly my favorite image of the day! Good friends = big smiles!


Papergoods: Designed by Melanie Mauer
Yellow polka dot backdrop: Paper Source. We covered Melanie’s chalkboard, which is permanently attached to wall.
Cake, cookies, and brownies: Martine’s Pastries
Mini ice cream cake pops: Poppies
Seersucker table topper and sash for party dress: Faith and Fancy
Fruit cup containers: Shop Sweet Lulu
Lace edged paper chain: Audrey, the birthday girl!
Photography: Melanie Mauer, of course :)

To read more about this darling celebration along with tips and ideas for your next birthday, visit One Charming Party. This website is a wealth of information and inspiration. I’m completely honored to be chosen and featured on this site, especially since this is the first “real party” to ever be posted. Audrey’s party was featured over the span of three days, and can be seen here, here and here.

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  1. This makes me want to be 6 years old just so I can attend, what a fabulous and GORGEOUS party! I love everything about it!

  2. daryn murphy says:

    Just perfect…the details are gorgeous!! beautiful presentation.

  3. Christy M. says:

    Absolutely, adorably precious!!! You truly are brilliantly creative. I say with every party post, “This is my favorite!” but I do think that this one may very well be!

  4. simply divine.

  5. There is not one thing about this party that I don’t absolutely LOVE!!!! It is precious!!!! I wish my high school daughter was young enough to have a b-day party like it…heck…wish I was young enough to have a party like it!! ha ha. (especially with my obsession for gingham). :)

  6. you already know how i feel about this party ~ perfection! seeing it all again today made me love it even more. seriously, this one will be hard to top. incredible photos too. my head is spinning for a reason to use giant paper flowers! congrats on such a wonderful party!! xo, tessa

  7. All the details are darling!! I love her photography and you guys pulled off this party SO beautifully.

  8. Oh my goodness, SO cute! Melanie’s photography is obviously stunning, too. I love the flower pots with cut veggies, and the fabric-covered lollipops! Wonderful job by all!

  9. Have you ever thought about publishing a book? You have the most beautiful parties and pretty ideas!


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