The living room where we opened presents and played games.
I used a vintage cradle to hold the party favors for guests: Little Golden Books inscribed with party information.
I sewed the banners using scrapbooking paper and cotton pom poms from JoAnn Fabrics--boy, I love that store! I displayed the scrapbook of Laela's first year on the mantel next to her birth picture.
I placed vintage toys throughout the house--even in the guest bath! It really created such a nice atmosphere.
These delightful little cakes were a splurge from Manderfield's Bakery--yum!!
The cupcakes I made myself. I bought a frosting kit at JoAnn fabrics and worked a little magic. They look so much fancier than what they are--Martha would be so proud!
I tied balloons to a vintage toy to welcome guests at the front door.
Tissue paper poms poms made by yours truly--an easy Martha Stewart tutorial can be found here http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/tissue-paper-pom-poms-how-to
I placed the cakes and other treats on my vintage dishes: Jadite and blue Fire King.
The birthday girl's special hair piece, all ready for the party!
The children sure had fun playing Duck-Duck-Goose and Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Even the birthday girl joined in the fun!
I used an old window to display Laela's cake smashing pictures. A flower frog holds a vintage postcard my mother had as a child. A jadite cakestand displays a vintage kewpie doll from etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kookykrafts?ref=pr_shop