Monday, April 15, 2013

Tea Party Birthday

It has been a very busy week. 
Another birthday party was plan and completed.
My youngest daughter
just had to have a tea party themed birthday
this year. 
I think she did it so that her friends and her could dress up
in pretty dresses
with jewelry
 and fancy hats and eat
dainty food.
I love that she's so girly it's kind of fun for me to have to tap into that side.

So out came the bins and bins of scrapbooking paper
and the pinwheel and bunting
assembly lines began.

The bunting was so easy and cute that I might keep it and put it in the girl's room
The cake was quite the challenge, but turned out OK, don't look too close at my chocolate drizzles I was feeling a little rushed at the end.
The party guests all got to make their own
which turned out to be very pretty and made the girls feel so fancy
that they all talked with English accents
as they asked each other to
pass the petit fours.

They also got to use one of Grandma's china sets,
 and I wish I had taken a better picture to show
 you how cute the
 mismatched sets looked together. 
 We gave the guest to eat:
(sorry I didn't take any pictures of the food, these are the recipes I used or as close as I could find)
cucumber sandwiches
lemon and cherry tarts
Christmas tarts
nanaimo bars
Nanaimo Bars
marshmallow puffs
cracker and cheese hor d'oeurves
Cheese hors d'oeuvres on sticks - closeup Stock Photo - 8657560
coconut macaroons
mini cupcakes
Mini Cupcakes
strawberry and banana pancake stacks
Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs | Recipe By Photo
and tons of orange pineapple "tea"
with frozen friut kabobs
(which I forgot in the freezer so we ate them at our family dinner instead)
I only did blackberry, strawberry and grape ones.
Pinned Image
They were very full at the end.
Then the girls posed for some group pictures.

I believe the girls had fun and I'm so
grateful to my older girls who served the guests and allowed the younger girls
 to call them "Jeeves" all afternoon.
One of my favorite projects that I did for the party was to
 finally wrap my glass vases that I've
had kicking around for
 three years,
 just waiting to have something cool done to them.
I also made some beautiful
coffee filter flowers to go inside,
 again a project that I've waited a while to actually do.
(I might be a bit of a procrastinator)

So worth the wait though.

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  1. This is the cutest party I've ever seen, and your photos are adorable. Pinning everything!

  2. Such a sweet party. Gorgeous paper flowers! (and adorable little ladies)

  3. Super super LOVE this party, Karyn!! The decorations are so fun and lively! I'd keep them up permanently too! The sweet fascinators were a great activity! I did a similar party for my daughter (check my January posts) as a mother/daughter party. We made tissue paper hats for our activity! Thanks for sharing! I tried to follow you, but could not find where to click. I'll try back later. Catherine

    1. That is weird. I hope blogger gets that fixed soon, and I hopw you can come back and follow along. I'd love to have you. Loved looking at your tea party, I wish I have some of your tablescape...great job.

  4. What a fun party! It looks like your daughter and her friends had a great time! And I love how your vase turned out. Bravo, Mama! :)

    We'd love for you to link up with us at Much Ado About Monday, if you get a chance. :)


  5. Gorgeous! You did a fantastic job. You should link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 5 blogs}
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  6. You have a very lucky daughter. What a beautiful party. http://craftwithcartwright.blogspot.co.uk

  7. What an adorable party. Whitney was so happy to come. She won't wear her fascinator, though or tell anyone she made it. But Scarlett has taken it over and LOVES it!!

  8. OMG! This is just darling! My daughter would love a party like this! I love all of your decor, food and the girls look adorable! If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-3.html

  9. This is just too cute! I keep seeing your party on all the linky parties and just couldn't resist not click though (a few times). It looks like the girls had a roaring good time! I love all the little details you put into the party, especially the dessert table! Good work!

  10. This is so adorable and pretty! Love the dessert table.


  11. So cute!! Love the diy fascinators!

  12. What a fantastic party for a bunch of fancy ladies (or is it dames?). The food ideas are wonderful and your decorations were so adorable! And I love that they each made their own fascinators...I kind of want one myself. On a completely unrelated note, I LOVE that painting you have hanging behind your blue couch! Thanks so much for linking up!

  13. So cute-I love all the girls dressed up! Loving all this girliness.

  14. darling! im pinning this:) so perfect.

  15. Okay this is seriously the cutest party idea ever! I love the fascinators! Did you have a website that you used for those? My Daughter's 9th birthday is June and I think this would be right up her alley :)

  16. Adorable party- interested in the supplies you bought for the fascinators? Did you use a glue gun to apply?

  17. Thanks for sharing this information on tea birthday party. Last week, I attended a tea party which was arranged by best friend at one of elegant LA venues. He invited all dear and nearby friends and we all enjoyed a lot there at the party.