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How to Style a Shabby Modern Birthday (Plus a $150 Minted Giveaway)

It's no joke - kids grow up way too fast! If you're a parent, I'm sure you'll agree with me! Little DIY ( my sweet daughter) is turning 12 in just a few days and I really want to stop the clock!

While she's mostly a tomboy, her tastes are starting to change and she loves what we've termed 'shabby modern'. So we decided to celebrate her birthday with that style in mind. Read on to see how we styled a shabby modern birthday party with Minted. You'll have a chance a little further down to win a $150 Minted gift card!

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

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Little DIY is going through an 'elephant phase' right now, so we incorporated that into this birthday theme and it turned out so cute.

It was the perfect opportunity to dig into some of my collections. I pulled out my vintage hankies and embroidered runners that I found at thrift stores and yard sales over the years...

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

The delicate patterns work beautifully with my collected ironstone lunch plates!

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

Grandma's elephant creamer (from when she was a little girl) got a place on the table.

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

These vintage goodies are the perfect pairing with this gorgeous jadeite cake plate!

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

It's from Minted and is part of their Home Decor collection. It looks like a real vintage piece, and I love how it shows off my triple chocolate bundt cake!

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

I was delighted to find other decorating goodies at Minted that work beautifully for this shabby modern birthday party...don't be fooled...they're more than just a online stationery site!

We found this large felt pom pom garland in shabby modern shades...

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

It's so fun draped over the doors of my antique black hutch!

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

We found these table signs that say 'sips' and 'treats'...so cute, reusable...and they're available in lots of patterns and styles!

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

Those gray striped straws are from Minted's party collection too!

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

We chose the coordinating cherry stickers that we added to simple white paper cups. And of course I had to make cherry lemonade, a delicious and refreshing summer drink!

These glassine envelopes and striped washi tape make the perfect take-home package for our homemade elephant cookies, iced in colors to match! I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe.

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

And some sweet chocolates in a pink milk glass bowl are ready for nibblers.

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

We turned the whole dining space into a shabby modern wonderland!

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

My ruffled drop cloth tablecloth fit right in, and my DIY chalk painted trays were an ideal choice for this color scheme.

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

Little DIY's elephant Choi (don't even ask!) joined the party as the special guest!

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

and the gifts coordinated too!

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

This heart-shaped snapshot picture filled with pictures of Little DIY and her family and friends was a special birthday gift!

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

It was so easy to customize and I'm in love with the barn wood frame! I found lots of additional photo art gift ideas at Minted that I'll be keeping in mind for other celebrations.

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

And Little DIY will be able to say thank you in style with these gorgeous custom thank you cards.

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

So I'll bet you're dying to check out what else Minted has to offer, am I right? Their site is a virtual treasure trove of ideas! While they offer themed party decor, we chose to mix and match pieces that suited our shabby modern birthday theme!

Little DIY loved this girly theme for her birthday party, but she's decided she'd rather have black converse than a frilly dress any day!
I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!
I am delighted to partner with Minted to offer one lucky reader a $150 gift card to spend on items of your choice at Minted.com!

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