Tuesday, June 11, 2013

More Vintage Party Love

I know, I know, it's been a while. I have excuses galore--an outbreak of strep throat in the family, end- of-the-school-year activities in high gear, and a birthday party for a very special young lady that is happening this weekend. I haven't had a chance to do much treasure hunting, but I do have a couple of goodies to share. At my town's library sale, I picked up this mint condition children's party book:

It is truly darling and filled with great party games and ideas--especially for the younger set.

Sometimes when I pick up old party books, I do so more for the pictures or just because they are cute and I never actually implement any of the ideas found in their pages. (Bible Party, anyone?!) But this one is different; most of the games and activities would appeal to today's child while still being kind of retro. I am so glad I found it. In fact, I am using one of the featured games in my daughter's birthday party this weekend.

I also found this set of vintage miniature cookie cutters at a yard sale I stumbled upon on my way to the library. The sellers also had a variety of vintage toy kitchen items, but I decided to stick with the cookie cutters. Wishing I'd gotten the other things, too, but oh well.

What is really special about these cutters is that I have the "grown-up" versions of all but the cat.

If you can hang on a few more days, I'll be posting a full write up of my daughter's party. What does a child's birthday party have to do with thrifting, you might ask? Well, if you have been following along for awhile, you'll know that I incorporate many thrifted finds into my parties. This one is no different, and I can't wait to show you how I've used some of my treasures to set the stage and make the day unique and magical.


  1. We had that tiny cat cookie cutter when I was a child. My mom use to cut out cheese cats for us to eat! I loved them!!

    I can't wait to see photos of Amelia's party. I wish I could come and be a pioneer girl like Laura Ingalls! I still have my sunbonnet c. 1976.

    1. Meow! I will give you one of the cat cutters when I see you. I wish you could come to the party, too! Stay tuned!