I’m very excited to share today’s real party with you……it’s sweet and girly and oh, so classic. With a beautiful attention to detail, this tea party is sure to inspire you! Shared with us by Andrea Edgar, you may remember the fabulous camp out party she threw for her son, Sawyer a while back. I always get excited when one of Andrea’s parties show up in my inbox. She has an incredible sense of style and you can see the love she puts into each party. Here are a few details, as told by Andrea:
A tea party is a tradition in our family when our girls turn 5. While this party theme is quite popular, I had a lot of fun with it as I staged it in our daughter’s bedroom! It was the perfect pastel backdrop and made everything extra ‘girly’. The invitations were definitely an inspiration for me – vintage but not too sophisticated. This was a birthday for a five year old, after all! I embellished them with glitter. They are from http://www.etsy.com/shop/LoraleeLewis; the cake labels for the envelopes are from http://www.etsy.com/shop/lovecreationgal.
I found the vintage tins at Homesense (Canada’s Home Goods) - they remind me of hat boxes! Inside was a vintage cut glass tea cup filled with candy rockets, a felt tea bag, and an embellished hair clip (sewn by me! see this tutorial), and some candy rockets. The guests also took home a pearl necklace.
For tea, everything was homemade: cranberry scones with devonshire cream and raspberry preserves, egg salad and heart-shaped pb & j sandwiches, carrots and snap peas, oreo truffles, jam thumbprint cookies, lemon bars, white chocolate-dipped strawberries, and vanilla cupcakes with raspberry buttercream. The girls also drank LOTS of tea (actually, mostly milk with a little tea:) The tiered tray was topped with the letter ‘M’ for our birthday girl, Meredith.
The guests were asked to bring their favorite doll or teddy bear. We took photos, colored, made paper fans, played pass the present (unwrapping one layer at a time) and ‘Find Your Dolly’. The girls had so much fun being little ladies – they really got into their roles! This theme really reflected the transition of my preschooler maturing into being a little girl, too.