The time is rolling around again where I get going on my older daughter’s birthday party. We start the planning early here. That’s probably because I go overboard. I just love throwing parties, so we go for it! But most of details of the party are DIY. I started a couple of weeks ago asking her what kind of party she wants for her birthday. She had lots of ideas and changed her mind daily. She is a girl who has lots of opinions.
Last year, we had a Fancy Girl Tea Party for her 5th birthday. I had been dying to do this party since she was born. It was really lovely. Five was a great age for the girls to have this party. They could sit at the tea table whereas in the years before, not many of the girls including mine could have stayed seated. I wanted to share the pictures with you in case you are planning a tea party. It was so much fun. I wanted to talk her into doing it again this year. Alas, she chose something else. But I can’t wait to do it again for my twins in a couple of years!
I ran around to thrift stores and found gorgeous tea cups for all of the girls to use for tea. They were all so beautiful, I couldn’t decide which one I liked best!
We had a table set with hats for the girls for the tea party and lots of flowers and butterflies out to decorate the hats. The girls loved them! We had moms help out with attaching the decorations with low temperature glue guns like this: Surebonder KD-160F Mini Super Low Temperature Cool Shot Glue Gun
I definitely planned ahead with this party and bought all these hats at the dollar store or in the dollar section at Target around Easter time. I bought the flowers at the dollar store, the Japanese dollar store and Michael’s. But if you haven’t planned ahead, you can find hats at Oriental trading and amazon.com. These would work well: 6 Girls Tea Party Sun Hat and Purse Sets. Includes 6 Purses & 6 Daisy Flower Sunhats
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The girls loved their hats and were so proud that they made them. They really had fun decorating them with flowers and butterflies. I put hearts on the girls faces in the case their parents didn’t want them seen.
I wanted this to be very girly and whimsical. I loved these birdcages with the feather boas and the sparkly butterflies. We hung these as a visual barrier from the rest of the area.
Our happy birthday bunting is something that we made a few years ago and use it for every birthday. We have her name separate from the happy birthday and we also have one for the names of my twins. We sewed the triangles in different patterns of fabric and sewed it onto a sturdy cord. Then we ironed on the letters. It was pretty easy to make with a sewing machine.
We had orzo salad cups with remoulade sauce, petite quiches, sausage balls, butterfly crackers with herbed cheese, scones,
For the Tea Party:
If you do not like the idea of running around to various thrift shops to find teacups for your party, you can look online as I initially did. I found lots of cute things like this: Click on the pictures to learn more.
And best of all… beautiful violin music to listen to while the girls were having tea. They loved it and were fascinated with her playing. She is a high school student who is a friend’s daughter. I think she loved playing for the little girls too.
I make one of these numbers every year out of fimo clay to top the cake. I can’t believe 5 is behind us and 6 is on it’s way. Sometimes I use Sculpy brand, sometimes the Fimo brand. It just depends which color I’m looking for. It’s pretty easy to work with. You form it and you bake it for for a certain amount of time per millimeter thickness. The directions are on the package. I always put a spike of clay on the bottom so that it will stick in the cake and stay.
We were so lucky to get such a gorgeous day. The girls loved the tea party and I got to inject a little of the South into my daughter’s 5th birthday. Now…onto the 6th birthday party. She finally decided on a garden party with lots of flowers and butterflies. Pinterest…here we come. You can look at my Pinterest board for a garden party birthday. How do you plan your parties. As I’m coming up with a theme, the activities are very important. What will they do during the party. Gotta keep them occupied during party time. My daughter was thinking of some activities for her party. She’s starting to sound like a mini me. Yikes!
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