A few details from the party:
(You can read about how I made the invitations here and here.)
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.
Comments + Project Love
feipeng wu says
Thanks for sharing.<br /> The place for tea party is so beautiful.
Alexis Middleton says
Thank you so much!
Jenna LaFevor says
SO adorable! Love it!
Alexis Middleton says
This is the cutest thing I've ever seen- the perfect birthday party for a little girl. What a lucky little priness she is! 🙂 A fancy party dress, hat, photo booth…all adorable. And I am looking forward to that french macarons post! ;)<br /><br />Love, Joy<br /><a href="http://yesterfood.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">Yesterfood</a>
How very sweet!! =) Thanks for sharing this tea party with us at the Pinterest Power Party!! Hope you have a terrific Thursday!<br /><br />Danielle<br />SewMuchCrafting.com
Stephanie Theisen says
So cute and girly. I love the food and the hats!
My name is Rita says
What a gorgeous tea party! Thank you so much for sharing at suburbs mama! Hope to see more from you on my next party.
Sharon Glanville says
Tea parties are so whimsical and yours is no exception – WE LOVE IT!!<br /><br />To celebrate we want to congratulate you on being FEATURED as part of the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT No.21 http://bebetsy.com.<br /><br />Feel free to grab yourself a featured button or link to the post URL http://bebetsy.com/2013/09/08/brag-21/. Our next party starts at midnight tonight.<br /><br />Sharon and Denise ♥
Tori Grant says
Adorable! I love it! Thanks for sharing at tell me tuesday! This party will be featured this week:) Have a great night!
Amy Lynn says
So adorable! Tea parties are the best for little girls 🙂 I found you from your feature on Tell Me Tuesday!