Haley and I had the best time planning and throwing her birthday tea party and I just couldn't wait to share the pictures with you. Since, we don't have a lot of space, we knew it was going to be an intimate affair where only her closest church friends would be in attendance.
In planning the party we first wanted to give out the perfect elegant invitations. Using a coupon at JoAnne's, we bought a large packet of girly scrapbook paper. This paper would be used for our teapot invitations and in many decorations.
Haley and I had the best time searching for the party favors. We went to several thrift stores and found tea cups. Our goal was to give each girl their own individual tea cup. The cups were filled with nail polish, a chocolate and a note pad.
Haley made a festive sign to greet her guests.
I pulled a lot of decor out of Haley's room to outfit our elegant girly mantle. I also made many banners out of the scrapbook paper. These banners also hung over every window in our living area and kitchen.
My mom and I pulled together our resources to outfit the borrowed table for the occasion. I also hung balloons with tape from the ceiling Each girl had a name card. My mom made a strawberry cake and muffins. I bought several fun cookies and fruit from Trader Joe's. The girls had a choice between two caffeine-free teas or pink lemonade. Of course, fresh flowers were a must for the tables and classical music playing softly in the background.
All the girls arrived in sweet dresses and ready for tea.
And Daddy even wore his pink shirt.
There was a homemade pink cake.
And there were presents...
And they all lived happily ever after.