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A Sweet Swan Birthday Party

Posted on 15 May 2017

Swooping in with grace, class, and style, we threw a Sweet Swan Birthday Party for dear Harlow!

Swan birthday party backdrop

I knew I had to go big or go home for my youngest daughter’s 1st birthday party. I think the Swan is the new Flamingo and I wanted a beautiful and feminine vibe so I thought it a Sweet Swan Birthday Party was the perfect choice. I partnered with Katee Grace Photography to make sure this magical day was captured just perfectly!

Retrogram board Birthday Sign

Swan Birthday Cake


Swan Party Dessert Bar

swan cookies


1st birthday outfit

There were so many small details that made this party perfect from the edible feathers on the swan cake to the H monogram on the chocolate covered Oreos from Amy Cakes and Sweet Treats to the feather necklace Harlow wore – we wanted it to be special. I made the balloon garland myself but got the best advice from my girls at Bonjour Fete party store in Studio City.  I used hundreds of balloons and real flowers to accent it with. One day I will do a balloon garland tutorial for you, but its super easy just time consuming. 

Vintage hi-chair

1st Birthday Smash Cake

1st birthday cake smash

1st birthday kisses

1st birthday cake smash

1st Birthday Cake Smash1st birthday cake smash

I had been looking for a vintage hi-chair to refinish for a 1st birthday party I did in November and I came across this beauty. I easily refinished it with chalk paint that allows you to skip the sanding and priming steps, thank goodness! Then I just spray painted the tips and the bottom of the legs metallic gold! Of course I did!

Dj Maasha kids party dj

kids singing at birthday party

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The kids DJ – DJ Maasha stole the show. We set up sequin table for her with disco balls and a SWAN HARD Harlow sign which had everyone laughing! The kids and adults were jamming out all party long. In my opinion, it's not a success unless people are dancing! And what would a party be without an inflatable SWAN! This party was full of fun!

Kids table set-upKids party tablescapekids party table


Flowers and are my jam and I think are really important in tying together all of the elements of a party and Earthbaby Flowers nailed it. She even custom painted rose gold ombre vases for me. I die! The party goods matched the flowers perfectly with iridescent, pink and gold plates and pink dipped silverware from Bonjour Fete. They have everything at this store. We got Harlow's feather headdress there as well and the feather garlands.

We were lucky enough to have a custom made kids table made especially for us all the way from Houston, Texas from The Iman ProjectThere were so many sweet details that went into this party and so many amazing vendors that helped make this party vision come true.

Swan party favorsswan party favors

The guests walked away with the most gorgeous custom made favors from DonLaBella. You can find her on Instagram but her attention to detail is beyond. 

MInted Thank You Cards

Minted put the finishing touches on the event by providing these beautiful rose gold (which everyone knows is my favorite) thank you cards. They are always my go to for invites, thank you cards and special gifts. They work with independent artists so there are so many styles to choose from.

From the suave swan sweets to the cute custom decor; here are some party elements from our Sweet Swan Birthday Party that you will adore

  • Gorgeous floral balloon install
  • Beautiful feather bunting draped across the dessert table front
  • Plush swan wall decoration
  • Sweet swan cake
  • Swan sugar cookies
  • Custom wooden kids table
  • Iridescent floral partyware
  • Cake pops adorned with fondant gold tipped feathers
  • Adorable white + gold feathered highchair 
  • Handmade swan favors
  • And more!

Styling – Bashery & Co.
Decor (Balloon install, vintage hi-chair, chivari chairs, dessert table) – Bashery & Co.
Balloon install – Bashery & Co.
Florals – Earthbaby Flowers
Photography – Katee Grace Photography
Custom wooden kids table – The Iman Project
Fur kids stools – Teak & Lace
Party goods and feather garland – Bonjour Fete
Desserts – Amy Cakes and Sweet Treats
Food – The Pasta Sisters
Favors – DonLaBella
Entertainment – DJ Maasha                                                                                        Signage – Retrogram Boards

Thank You Cards - Minted

This was truly a party from the heart and were so blessed by everyone who celebrated our baby's 1st birthday at the Sweet Swan Birthday Party!

Swan party family picture


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