I’ve been feeling very sentimental lately. Maybe it’s because my son turned 10 (sniff…sniff) on Tuesday. Or maybe it’s because this is the last week of the school year. Or maybe it’s because my youngest has her Kindergarten graduation Thursday night and these next months will pass all to quickly and soon I won’t have my little afternoon buddy home with me since she will be heading to first grade in the fall. Sniff…sniff…
To say I’ve been a bit of an emotional mess lately would be an understatement. The tiniest things bring tears to my eyes. Hearing my kiddos laughing together in the other room, playing games as a family after dinner, slipping into their rooms at night to tuck the covers around them and marvel for the millionth time that I get to be their mommy. Or maybe it’s PMS…yeah…let’s say it’s that, OK? 😉
Whatever it is, as we are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives, I’ve also been doing a little bit of looking back. And I thought it would be fun to share with you my daughter’s Tea Party which we hosted for her 4th Birthday.
The guests were greeted by a rose covered number 4 hanging on the front door.
This is so easy to make! Buy an extra-large piece of foam, trace out the number, and then using a sharp knife cut around the lines. Break off the excess pieces of foam a little bit at a time and then insert roses or any other flower with a thick stem. I hung it to a wreath hook using floral wire.
Instead of a cake the girls enjoyed individual teacup cakes. All I did was bake cupcakes and then place them inside the teacup. The frosting looks like whipped cream on top!
For extra little treats I made these darling candy-filled teacups using ice cream cones, cookies and gummy ring candy.
I broke off the top of the ice cream cone and attached it to the cookie with frosting. The gummy rings were cut in half and attached to the sides with frosting forming the teacup handle. Aren’t those fun?
The girls sat outside in the lawn under a canopy of trees. The table was set using a quilt as a tablecloth and lovely paper goods including the pink butterfly place mats which my grandmother had given me years before.
Fresh flowers, tea pots and individual tiny tea cups and saucers completed the setting.
Here is the birthday girl enjoying her very first meringue.
This sweet day holds such a special place in my heart. I loved seeing these girls enjoying all that is feminine and dainty about a tea party and yet adding their own silliness and fun to it at the same time!
My girl turns 6 this summer and is currently agonizing over which theme to choose for this year’s party.
So far it’s between Lalaloopsy, Bambi, Stuffed Animals and Sea Creatures.
Do you think I could convince her to just do another tea party? 😉
Thanks so much for joining me on this walk down memory lane today,
Looking for some more party ideas? Check out this inspiration from our Contributor Julie!