Vintage Honeybee First Birthday Party

September 10, 2015, Michaela Evanow, 8 Comments

I had so much fun putting together my son’s birthday party. It was time for celebration. My daughter passed away in May, and I felt like his first birthday was the perfect time to eat cake and laugh and smile.

Theodore Brave is our miracle boy. We are so grateful for him

I love Rifle Paper Co., and their honeybee calendar. The whole party was inspired by it.

The Whisk made the most gorgeous sugar cookies, made with love and lots of attention to detail. Julie is so kind and fun to work with. We narrowed down some designs and she made them come to life. And they are delicious!

I bought the vintage Honeybee print from Spruce Collective, in Abbotsford B.C.

The honeycomb milk jars and cake pedestal are from Home Sense, believe it or not! What a find.

I ordered the gorgeous Copper Rose Gold 1 balloon from The Paper Kit on Etsy.

I wanted to keep it simple, so we served Chicago mix popcorn and little sweets and treats. I also picked up some local honey sticks, because they remind me of my childhood! I’m a honey fiend.

My mama made the sugarless cake from applesauce and bananas with a whipped cream “frosting”. Teddy and all the babies loved it!
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These gorgeous photos were taken by Vancouver, BC photographer, Tina Francis Mutungu. 

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  • Reply Diana Trautwein September 10, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    LOVE these photos. And love that you poured your sizable heart into celebrating your beautiful boy. Just lovely – thanks for posting this.

    • Reply Michaela Evanow September 11, 2015 at 9:08 AM

      Thank you very much Diana!! I’m so happy you enjoyed these. Tina is such a great photographer!

  • Reply Sandra Millar September 10, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Lovely, lovely. What a beautiful celebration of Teddy’s 1st Birthday!

    • Reply Michaela Evanow September 11, 2015 at 9:08 AM

      Thank you!!

  • Reply Laura September 10, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Michaela, so happy to see how joyous it was. You deserve so much joy! That cake looks so gorgeous and the cookies are a m a z i n g, oh my goodness. WOW. I love the pastel blue and yellow. The whole party reminds me of Winnie the Pooh : like the original books and stuffed animals, not the Disneyfied version. Perfect. 🙂

    • Reply Michaela Evanow September 11, 2015 at 9:09 AM

      Aww, thank you. Yep, it’s kind of a vintage Pooh theme, isn’t it? xo

  • Reply Donna-Jean Brown September 10, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Oh Michaela, it’s a joy to see your family celebration after so much pain. And Teddy has such a strong resemblance to Florence! Warmest congratulations and blessings!

    • Reply Michaela Evanow September 10, 2015 at 9:48 AM

      Thanks so much Donna-Jean xo

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