Now, I have to be honest here.
My girly girl heart was more than just a little bit thrilled to throw my daughter a good old-fashioned
for her 4th Birthday.
After years of “Boy” parties, having the chance to buy flowers and pretty paper plates that don’t have Lightsabers on them was a dream come true. Don’t get me wrong, those boy parties can be pretty exciting too, but there is just nothing like little girls in darling dresses sipping tea from tiny teacups and giggling away!
We welcomed our guests this year, as we did the previous one, with the age of the Birthday girl outlined in roses and hanging on the front door. I will share how I did this, along with some other tutorials, next time!
I used a quilt my grandmother made for me when I graduated from High School as a tablecloth and it was the perfect backdrop for all of the goodies.
Instead of a traditional Birthday cake, each little girl had her own teacup…
…filled with a cupcake and covered in frosting!
Doesn’t it look like whipped cream? My mother-in-law loaned me the darling little teapot spoons.
A simple arrangement of a teapot filled with flowers.
These edible teacups were without a doubt the hit of the day!
Auntie Heather spotted them on the Disney Family website and of course I had to try my hand at making them myself. The girls thought it was so fun to be actually “eating” their teacups!
The beverage cart out on the deck was dressed up with my silver tea set and a homemade doily banner. This was about the easiest thing to possibly make.
Just simply fold a paper doily over your string and staple or glue in place!
And, what could that be off in the distance?
Why, it seems to be the perfect spot for a spot of tea!
The tissue pom-poms were on Clearance at JoAnn’s and created a fairy-like effect for the girls as they sat under the branches having their tea.
I think the Birthday girl approved of all of this, don’t you?
Another quilt (this one a wedding gift) became a tablecloth, and then the layering of their tea table began.
I found these darling paper plates and napkins at Tuesday Morning last year on Clearance (of course!) and saved them knowing there would be the perfect occasion for them.
They are sitting on top of these beautiful paper placemats that my grandmother gave me years ago.
I found these gorgeous lacy white pots at IKEA ($2 each!) and they were perfect filled with my
Lauren was very curious about the Meringues and wasn’t sure she actually wanted to eat them.
She quickly realized just how sweet they were though and was found later sneaking around the table eating up all of the leftover ones!
And, we couldn’t send our guests home empty-handed now, could we?
Each girl received her very own oversized Tea Bag filled with goodies.
These were so easy to make even though the moms “got it” more than the girls did!
Simply load a white paper bag with your party favors, fold the corners in then fold the top down and staple.
A piece of twine with a tag and the guests name attached completes the Tea Bag!
All in all, I think we can call this Tea Party Birthday a success!
Thanks so much for letting me share it with you today at the Fence,
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