When our long time friend and sorority sister Jennifer came to us with some ideas for her daughter Mila’s first birthday party I was absolutely thrilled. Jen has a keen eye for style and truly knows how to throw one heck of a party! Collaborating with women like her make creating décor oh-so-fun because I was confident she would create a setting that was beyond beautiful. ( and boy did she deliver!)

The party’s theme was: Mila’s Spring Fling… Our inspiration was drawn from shabby-chic details, feminine vintage touches, and spring elements like floral and pops of color.

Items Shiki created custom for Mila’s party:

  • Variety of Handmade crepe paper flowers
  • Flag Bunting in Pinky Corals & Mint Greens and Blues
  • 12 Month photo Banner
  • Giant block letter “M” with fabric bow
  • Floral Number “1”
  • Hand Cut fabric garland
  • Gold Lace party crown
  • Burlap Flag “ Mila” Banner
  • Assorted Rosettes

Mila's Spring Fling Mila's Spring Fling Mila's Spring Fling Mila's Spring Fling

Visit our gallery for more photos from her party

While I personally enjoy crafting all elements of a birthday party my favorite was the giant paper blooms used to adorn the ribbon arch that Mila’s father made, perfect for photo ops! These flowers were also seen on the dessert table backdrop adding pops of dimension and color. Check back for tutorials on creating paper flowers for your next event!

For a more details about this party visit Hostess With the Mostess where we were featured on their blog!


Vendor Credits: Hand crafted decor by Shiki

Party Planning by Jennifer Shalabi

Photos by Sahar Muhamad