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Playful DIY Birthday Party

Agnieszka of A Brilliant Photo created this super playful, happy, and bright birthday party for her daughter Anya's first birthday. She wanted it to be girly, but not *too* girly, with some shabby chic elements in the design. DIY projects provided much of the whimsical decor, like the heart garland, paper butterflies, and even candy bowls! Rather than opt for your typical vases, the gorgeous tulips were displayed in old milk bottles and jars sourced from Etsy. Such a pretty party for little Anya! To see many more photos, be sure to check out the full gallery.


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vendors & sources

Event Design and Photography:
Cake and Cupcakes:
Dress: Gap
Guest Book: Kolo
Dried flowers and mini clothespins: Michaels