A few details from the party:
We started off by letting the guests pick feathers, boas, flowers, and ribbons to adorn their hats. I got plastic black top hats for the boys. The hats also came with gloves, but the girls didn’t keep them on for long.
I picked up a few inexpensive teapots, plates, and vases at thrift stores for decoration. I chose books that fit in the color scheme from our library to add some height and interest to the table.
The “photo booth” area was a large “princess” chair we borrowed with a coral pedestal from my family room (yes, that lives in my family room… haha), a couple books, a tea cup, and a fabric garland. We printed off pictures with a frame for the guests to take home.
My mother made an amazing “princess cake” with layers of jam, whipped, cream, and marzipan. It was beautiful and delicious. I spent most of my prep time for this party making french macarons. And I’m hooked. Look for more macaron posts coming soon. (UPDATE: See how I embellished the teacups here.)
Overall, I am so happy with the way everything went. And my little girl LOVED it.
Hey, and while you’re here thinking about parties, why not check out some that I’ve done in the past?
Linking up at some of my favorite parties.