Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Milana & Co.)


DSC04304My daughter, Milana Cosette turned 1 in April of this year and I decided to throw her a a Tiffany’s outdoor brunch.

Since both of my toddlers have birthdays in April and they were both getting parties this year, I had to be smart with the budget.

To help with the venue, we decided to use our beautifully landscaped  backyard.  We called it: “Milana’s Bistro” for fun.DSC04305

Our family and friends were greeted with balloons and signs that lead them to our back yard.  Once they walked through the side of our house, we had a guest sign-in table.  We requested all guests to write a birthday greeting in tea party themed book I had picked up from our library collection. I also framed the invitation I sent out to approximately 10 of her little girl friends and their families.

Once they entered our backyard we had a photo backdrop in view, set up with a banner hanging at the top with the words “Milana & Co.”.  I ordered the banner from  A Pink Nest on Etsy. Beneath the sign was a wooden chandelier and frame (purchased at Michael’s).

Next to the photobooth area, we had a table filled with favors, and photobooth props.


Each of Milana’s girlfriends received a customized tutu and a box of Milana’s favorite things: pearl necklace, sunglasses, tiara, toy diamond ring, lipstick, ringpop and a candy necklace.  I ordered the boxes from Party By Drake on Etsy, necklaces from Oriental Trading and the Tiaras from Target.

Over our gift table I had our “month by month” photos of Milana and her birthday chalkboard, which I created myself.


Since our pool occupies the majority of our backyard, we filled our pool with balloons to add to the ambiance.  We put marbles in each one, to keep the wind from blowing them out of the pool.  Also, to make the best use of space, we arranged the tables in a “U” shape to accommodate all the guests.  My baby gilrl, Milana sat at the head of table in her highchair decorated with tutu fabric and the words “I am ONE”.

Drinks and food were set up on two separate tables.  Since this was a brunch, we had coffee, hot cocoa, tea, punch and water.  For food we had a little bit every thing.  From bacon and scrambled eggs to croissants, muffins, pan dulce, to fruit, yogurt parfaits, jello, mini deli sandwiches and much more.DSC04298DSC04299

In regards to entertainment, I had to take into account the range of Milana’s girlfriends’ ages.  The youngest was nearly one and the eldest was 8.  So I had balloons, bubbles and favors for them to play with at their leisure.  After our brunch I led them into painting monogrammed suncatchers, as well as butterflies and flowers.  Although I had planned for the girls to do some beading, we ran out of time and went straight to the next activity.



It was now time for our “Mommy and me” dance!  Why wait till our little girl’s wedding day to dance with her publically? It was such a precious moment for everyone. We had a few Fathers and lots of Moms swaying to Steven Curtis Chapman’s Cinderella.DSC04393

My baby girl’s birthday ended with munching on Watermelon cake and opening up her presents.  We had a wonderful time and we’re really excited how everything turned out.


Most of my ideas were gathered from Pinterest. Take a look  here to see what inspired me.


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