Today’s pretty and whimscal party feature is brought to you by Catherine of Constant In Chaos. She had a sweet, elegant, girly, vintage tea party in mind for her sweet girl’s first birthday, but on a budget. She says of the party planning, “who says you can’t have a beautiful party on a tight budget!”  She was quite right and did a fabulous job executing her party details on a tight allowance.

Make sure to check out more of Catherine’s work here and you can read about her party details below,

This is the food table centerpiece.  I used vases I already had throughout the whole party.  For this arrangement, I got sticks from outside and spray painted them white.  The M and B were cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby that I mod-podged scrap-book paper onto.

I made the tissue poms my self using various colors of tissue paper from various stores.  They were super easy to make and I’m so glad I didn’t spend the extra money to order them!

One the food table and cake table (below) I used white twin flat sheets that cost about $2 each.  I didn’t have pretty white table cloths and really didn’t want to spend a lot of money on nice ones.  I bought silk flowers from Hobby Lobby and Michael’s and strung them on fishing line to hang.


Pink Spray Roses :: Sam’s Club – $14.88 for 1 bunch with over 100 blooms!, Vintage Bunting :: j u s t  p r e t t y, Tissue Poms :: made them myself from $1.00 packs of tissue paper, but you can get themHERE., Twin Sheets (used as table cloths) :: Walmart – $4.00 each., Branches :: my  backyard , Moss & Fake Flowers :: Hobby Lobby – flower stems were 50% off of $1.00 each!, Fake Butterflies :: Hobby Lobby – $.99 for a 3 pack, Card Board Letters, Scrap Book Paper & Decupodge :: Hobby Lobby, Invitation :: press charming, Cupcake Stand :: Kiwi Wood We rks & Designs (a.k.a. my hubby), Cupcake Toppers :: Little House Tees, Fake Hydrangeas :: Michael’s, Vase (on top of cupcake stand) :: glass cylinder vase with scrap book paper inside it, Party Favor Thank You’s :: made by me  Vintage Tea Pot picture was a stock image, Vintage Children’s Books :: my mother-in-law’s when she was a child, Burlap (white and brown) :: Walmart, Tutu :: Hannah’s Tutus, Matching T-Shirt :: Little House Tees, Play Kitchen :: Kiwi Wood Werks & Designs, Vintage Ruffle Apron :: j u s t  p r e t t y, Tutu Skirt on high chair :: made by me with tulle and ribbon from Michael’s




I am a wife of one, mother of two and a graphic designer who loves to throw and style parties. There is nothing I love more than to find unique and creative ways to celebrate the most important days in our lives. Whether it be through printable products or creative diy decorations, I try to find ways to make parties memorable so others can Love The Day.

  • Jannie

    Love Everything!

  • Heather

    Very beautiful!

  • Sue

    Love the colors and decor!

  • Crystal

    So sweet & pretty!