‘Shabby Chic’ Style Birthday Design {guest feature}

Today’s feature looks as if it is straight out of a photo shoot for Country Living magazine, although it is actually a dual birthday celebration.  I shouldn’t be surprised, though, since it is the work of Jess of Pen n’ Paper Flowers.  I think I love it so much because it combines party design concepts with interior design concepts….2 of my favorite things!
I adore all the gorgeous vignettes above, as well as the dressed-up ‘antiques’ and accoutrements.  Jess spread the pink and yellow colors throughout with the use of fabric and food, and I love that she used the small frappuccino bottles I’ve talked about here, as part of the favor bucket!  You can visit Pen n’ Paper Flowers for more details on this delightful party.
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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. That is just DARLING! I LOVE it!

  2. Simply Creative Insanity says:

    So many details to love. I especially love the tin can birthday banner with the old window! Thanks for sharing.

  3. jess @ pen n' paperflowers says:

    Thanks SO much for sharing my party…I hope it inspires others to host their own "Lemonade & Sunshine" party! And thanks for the heads up on using the Starbucks bottles…I think they came out adorable – I'll be doing a tutorial on the glass etching soon!

  4. Raejean says:

    I love the colors, especially on the sandwich cookies! I'd love to attend a ladies only party in a setting like that.

  5. Rhiannon says:

    Im in Love

  6. affectionfordetail says:

    A party after my heart!

  7. Oh my goodness!!! I'm in LOVE. I actually don't think I've seen a party that I like as much. Wow, very inspiring and it makes me excited, lol. :)

    Also! I wanted to thank you for the picnic inspiration not too long ago…we just did a family picnic, would love to share it with you.


  8. How adorable is this? I love it – love all of the inspiration!


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