Black and white rustic 3rd birthday
Morning, mamas! We love the idea of adding a simple black + white palette to a rustic affair. It’s like a little bit of modern brought to the great outdoors. Not to mention so perfect for a little man named Wolf who was used to celebrating birthdays past in Joshua Tree and Big Sur. For birthday #3, he was ready for a party, this time in Napa Valley with friends and fam. The day was documented by Audrey Spear Photography with design, blooms, and rentals by Tulips & Toadstools.
Aren’t these twig pencils from World Market cute?
They were all about making sure the design of the party evolved organically, rather than going with a traditional theme.
Wolf’s mama made these sweet leather animal masks for all the kiddos to run around and play hide and seek in.
If this wild and free theme is coming off as totally authentic to you, it’s prob because this fam has roamed all over Northern California together. Before little W came along, mom and dad had traveled the world together, too.
Again with the black + white outdoor theme. Super neat!
A few more details about the day… A sweets table set in the woods had delicious homemade animal topped cupcakes and a simple black and white cake, both made by a friend of the family. Tulips & Toadstools created the moss “Wolf” sign and helped design fun personalized details for the event—anyone with toddlers can appreciate the fun “drink, spill, repeat” straws. A custom backdrop was built to showcase the moss name sign for the birthday boy. Foraged evergreens and floral arrangements of simple white flowers and feathers in amber bud vases kept things playful but polished. Black and white tribal inspired prints brought in a bit of a bohemian vibe.
Such fun. Happy three, Wolf!
Photography: Audrey Spear Photography / Flowers, Rentals, Planning & Event Design: Tulips & Toadstools / Invitations & Custom Paper: Miss Nibbit / Cookies: Kessa Cakes / Embroidery Hoop: Earthologie / Moss Sign: Tulips & Toadstools Etsy Shop / Twig Pencils: World Market / Jars Tourron Black Plates & Ikat Napkins: Crate & Barrel / Black Speckle Paper Plates: Bash Party Goods / Wolf’s Birthday Outfit: Zara / Crown & Mask: Lost Scouts