A Birthday Tea Party

For Lucy's 4th Birthday this year, we had a Tea Party with a small group of her little friends. 
Here's a few pictures from that fun day! 
The entire party took place on our front porch, so since outside is so naturally pretty, I kept it simple with the decorations. We took a Shabby Chic approach to the Tea Party, which was not only girly, but also allowed me to use so many things I already had. (Money Saver!!)  
We made this bunting/ banner from scrapbook paper and twine-- it's probably going in the girl's room. 

The Tea table for the little girls. Yes, I used my real dishes. The cups and saucers were perfect sizes for their hands and they were all perfectly careful with them. After searching ALL over for metal or plastic cups that would be foodsafe and also pretty, I decided to use what I had, as it was really the theme we were going for. 
We had Tea Sandwiches (PB&J and just PB)
Mini Scones: Chocolate Chip and Strawberry
Mini Chocolate Muffins
Decorated Sugar Cookies
 (all three of which I baked ahead and froze)
Strawberries and Grapes
Goldfish (of course!)
Chocolate Cupcakes with Pink Buttercream!
I also put Pink Raspberry Lemonade in a Tea Pot and served them from that. 
They all LOVED it and were perfect little ladies. 

And as I am never one to miss an opportunity to entertain, I did a separate "Mom's" Table and I'm so glad I did. It was lunch time and that way they could wander down the porch, grab a little plate and enjoy the party too. We served:
Tea Sandwiches (this time pimento cheese and egg salad)
Cream Cheese and Red Pepper Jelly with Triscuits
More Scones and Sugar Cookies
Fruit: Berries and Grapes & Cheese
Chips and Salsa
Chocolate Cupcakes with Pink Buttercream!
Beverages: Peach Tea, Unsweet Tea, Lemonade and Spa Water. (It was WAY too warm for hot tea!)

See these Mason Jars? They are limited Edition Heritage Ball Jars (apparently the color was only made 100 years ago, so they are remaking them for limited distribution) You can get them here but I did find these at my local Target. I LOVE them and have enjoyed using them for drinking. 

I found this chalkboard easel at Hobby Lobby-- LOVE!

a Little view of the side where the girls sat. 

 Our Birthday Girl!


 So glad my parents could come!

And of course, Fresh flowers in a Mason Jar were a must! These flowers came from Publix and I was so pleased with them. 

Her face cracks me up!! 

"Happy Birthday to Lucy, Happy Birthday to you!"


Just the 3 of us said...

SO absolutely perfect!!!! Love it! :)
Can't wait to do girly parties for my Journey. Story is all about halloween parties (her bday is 3 days after halloween) and dinos and stuff. lol

a girl and her love said...

It looks like an amazing time! Wish I could have been there!

And I love the last picture of Lucy- so sweet.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness Cynthia, you do know how to do it up right, down to the last detail! LOVE everything about your little tea party and your dishes look gorgeous. What a celebration to remember for both the girls and their mommies! That chalkboard easel is soooo cute and I am going on a hunt for those mason jars at Target today! (Just what I need, more dishes to move!)

Jonathan and Sarah said...

you did a great job!!! real dishes are a things we would not do for an all boy party... haha ;)