A perfect excuse for a pretty party is to base it around a Shabby chic or a floral based theme. It’s a theme where you might be able to find items easily around your own home which work into the decorations and props (or give you an excuse to buy something which will later match your home decor!) and mix and match different items and floral prints to create a shabby chic look.
I’ve enjoyed putting together this collection as it is definitely one of my favourite themes! Particularly lovely for perhaps a baby shower or Christening or a little one’s party where you don’t have a strong idea for a theme based on a child’s interests yet.
If you have some lovely vintage or shabby chic furniture pieces this is a great theme to style a dessert table incorporating them. However even if you don’t – some nice floral fabric can make a nice tablecloth for your party tables.
Here are a few ideas to get you started! =)
Love the pretty pastel colours:
A shabby chic theme is a perfect excuse for a ruffle tablecloth! This one is available in a range of colours too:
Disposable tableware has never looked so nice:
Love these pretty bowls which you could fill with lollies or even savoury items and are safe for little hands:
Sweet floral candy jars:
Who would have thought? Yes they are rose lollipops!
Cute floral treat sticks for your cake pops, cookie pops, marshmellow pops etc:
These floral toppers would add something special to your food or cupcakes. Also available in a garland:
Gorgeous wooden spoons for your desserts:
A very pretty cake stand for your cake or other treats!
Some lovely hanging decorations for your shabby chic party:
Fill these hanging candle holders with flowers and dangle them down around the garden or room:
These floral name blocks are gorgeous and a lovely keepsake for after your party:
Grass flower mats which can be used for placemats or decorations on the table. These can also be hired from Tiny Tots Toy Hire if you’re in Sydney!
You can find some lovely shabby chic party hats on ETSY!:
Use these gorgeous edible rose buds for decoration:
Write a special message for your guests or birthday boy/girl on these cute blackboards:
Love this paper which you can use to wrap around boxes to use as risers on a table:
Birdcage decor fit beautifully into this theme:
You can also hire birdcages if you are in Sydney from Tiny Tots Toy Hire along with many other items suitable for a shabby chic party such as these items (but follow the link to view even more choices!)
These pretty treat boxes are perfect for this theme filled with treats:
Or you could use a simple bag/box and decorate it with some floral tape or ribbon:
I adore this shabby chic first birthday featured on the Amy Atlas blog
Gorgeous Shabby chic princess party by Linda from Bubble and Sweet
Beautiful shabby chic party on Kara’s Party Ideas
A pretty 2nd birthday shabby chic party on the Tomkat Studio website
This is definitely one of my favourite themes as you can make things look very pretty and you can bring together a range of items which don’t have to match and somehow it can all look great!
Hope you enjoy planning this party and putting together all the bits and pieces to celebrate your child!