Bastille Day 1st birthday for Henry & Marie

Categories   Kids Birthday Parties

You guys. This first birthday? SOOOO good. Henry and Marie are the sweetest little pair and their mama Susan definitely deserved to throw them and herself a big beautiful party for making it through the first year with twins.

She’s a hopeless Francophile and couldn’t believe her luck when her little ones were born on Bastille Day. So perfect! Naturally she had to plan their first celebration with a French theme and she really did an amazing job. Simple, sophisticated, perfectly French. And, might we say, totally attainable if you’re inspired to plan something similar.

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

Look at these two! Aren’t they just edible?

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

Susan used Jordan’s crepe paper fringe garland tutorial for the backdrop. We can tell you from experience, it really is pretty and easy!

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

Love the idea of printing instagrams of baby’s first year to display at their party.

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

Obviously the parents deserve a tasty cocktail.

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday cake | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

Making pinwheels is such a simple idea for a backdrop. Great effect, budget-friendly, and totally possible even if you’re not a major DIY-er.

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

Packs of French colored crayons!

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

French-themed 1st birthday party for twins | 100 Layer Cakelet

Congratulations, all four of you! You did it. And you’re gorgeous.

Susan also has a nursery design business called Nesting, if you love her style and want it for your own nursery. And a great blog where she documents life as a mama to twins among lots of other pretty things.

event design + styling: fleurishing / photography: alison conklin / invitations: curious and co. creative / calligraphy: lindsey buck / rentals: magpie vintage rentals / florals: sullivan owen / cookie favors: flour pot cookies / custom cake letters: signe sugar / birthday banner: steph loves ben / ice cream: little baby’s ice cream / cake: yori’s bakery / venue: three little pigs cafe / caterer: new street catering

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Social Love

brittney on Aug 20, 2013

My brother's birthday is on bastille day too! I love how you can tell what the inspiration was, but it's not in your face - this is so smart. Thank you for sharing!

Plum Pretty Sugar on Aug 20, 2013

Oh my! Just beautiful! Adore! xo www.plumprettysugar.blogspot.com

jess on Aug 20, 2013

this is so, SO, SOOOO perfect and precious!

chandra | oh lovely day on Aug 20, 2013

j'adore! this entire party is fabulous, but not over the top for a kid's party either. obsessed. and how she found the time to pull it together with twins!? impressed.

Jenn on Aug 20, 2013

Gorgeous pictures!

katie on Aug 20, 2013

absolutely gorgeous...the party + the family!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar on Aug 21, 2013

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Susan you have such good taste in paper and stationery!

Lindsey on Aug 21, 2013

Susan has such phenomenal taste, amazing ideas and an unmatchable spirit for France. A stunning party!

Amy Vermillion Interiors on Aug 21, 2013

Gorgeous party and I am not one bit surprised!!! Happy Birthday lucky twinsies!!!

Lindsey on Aug 21, 2013

I was fortunate enough to be a guest at this soiree and Susan (and team) made everything feel effortless yet sophisticated and fun! Henry and Marie are quite lucky to be so (stylishly) loved! xoxo

PARIS BEE kids blog on Aug 21, 2013

Gorgeous! What beautiful images! xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

Nikki on Aug 21, 2013

So beautiful Susan! Your style shows through again and again. Paper decorations for a party is my favorite. I've used the crepe paper fringe myself, it does not disappoint for an instant wow and room transforming look! Can you share the pinwheel paper source?

Susan on Aug 21, 2013

It's such an honor to be featured...thank you ALL for the kind words!! MERCI! Nikki---the paper pinwheels were made my my amazing husband, using gold foil paper from Michaels + vintage buttons from my personal collection. ;)

Angelica Golden on Aug 22, 2013

That cake is stunning! I also really love the Instagram idea.

Roxanne on Aug 30, 2013

What a lovely party! I love the simple take on such a fun theme. I just did a similar theme for my sister's baby shower but with more of a vintage feel. Super fun!

forest on Sep 14, 2013

wow - that is quite simply fabulous! Lovely sense of style.

Meagan M. on Oct 4, 2013

As a francophile myself I have to admit I went a little gaga over this wedding! Joyeux anniversaire Henry & Marie! Santé!

Uri on Oct 8, 2013

Susan, I'm thinking I need to make the fringe garlands for my bff's engagement party. Do you know how many garlands you got out of one roll of crepe paper? THANK YOU!

Leanne on Oct 17, 2013

Pretty speechless about this party. I LOVE it!!! Well done!

Tracee on Jan 3, 2014

Where did you get henrys outfit? So cute!

Joan on Mar 25, 2014

I love everything about your party. I, too, am wondering how many rolls of crepe paper you used to make the "wall" of garland.

susan hutchinson (@fleurishing) on Mar 27, 2014

Thank you all so much for your kind comments! Henry's outfit: Zara shorts, Burberry shirt, Forage Haberdashery bow tie, Saltwaters. Regarding the crepe paper...I used approx. 5 rolls per color-each roll was split in half to make a garland. I had a very large (wide + tall) expanse.

Hilary on Apr 5, 2014

This is SO fun! Is there any way you can tell me where they were able to find that amazing gold crepe paper that is double sided? Everywhere- including the two links provided above sell one sided. Thanks!

Jennifer on Apr 7, 2014

Actually I am wondering about the double sided as well. I just ordered some from the link that was posted and didnt even think about it being double sided. My wedding is May 10th and I plan on using this as a backdrop for the Polaroid guestbook. I LOVE this and any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Liz on Apr 22, 2014

I need to know where you found the crepe paper in gold and white? You did an awesome job btw!!

van on May 9, 2014

really love the crepe paper you used, can you tell me where you got it?

Dan on Aug 28, 2014

Where did you find the gold crepe paper?

Brooke on Dec 2, 2014

I am wondering about the gold crepe paper as well!! I have looked on several websites and the gold seems to yellow for me but yours looks beautiful!

Rebecca on Jan 14, 2015

please please share where you found the gold crepe paper! Its fantastic.

Mike on Feb 2, 2015

You can find the Gold Metallic crepe paper (and over 70 other colors!) at www.cartefini.com

Alexis on Mar 5, 2015

I love the white scalloped garlands. Do you have a source or an easy trick for making them if they are DIY?

Jenny on Apr 9, 2015

Where did you get the initials for the cake topper...or did you make those?!? I am getting married and LOVE this!!!!

Brittany on Aug 26, 2015

Love the gold crepe paper and looking at the carte fini website, but which color did you choose on the gold? There are a few options, but I like what you went with. Seems a little more matte?

BECKY on Feb 13, 2016

I love your gold backdrop. Where did you find the gold tissue paper to cut. Also you used these for the center of the tables also didn't you?

Maggie on Feb 29, 2016

For the crepe paper garland, does one roll make one streamer? Just wondering how many to get to recreate your cute look!

Currently Pinning

100 Layer Cake DIY Projects

See All

You Might Also Like