Today, Miss P turns 4, FOUR!!!
How is that even possible people?
And I swear I've looked at her this past week and she looks like a whole new kid too! So much older over night! :(
This past weekend we had her birthday party, (hence why I've disappeared on the blog and on FB the past week or two since I've been in planning mode), and it was a super fun! This was her first party with her actual friends instead of just our friends and their kids.
We went with the theme of a Royal Tea Party.
I designed the invitations like I have in the past. I designed two and let Miss P pick which one she liked best and this is what she chose.
And here are the rest of the details from the party.
The party was mostly in our dining room so I wanted to make it extra special.
We used tulle and draped it on the ceiling. We wrapped it around the light fixture and then placed small command hooks on the walls. We wrapped a small rubber band on the end and just hooked it onto the hook.
It really helped bring the ceiling down a little and was the perfect touch.
On the buffet I put a light box with some flowers. I then hung another fabric tassel banner on the mirror.
The bay window had the fabric tassel banner on it and then the presents were placed on one side of the seat.
I placed pictures of P on the other side.
I placed some of the fabric I bought for the tassel banner and then framed newborn through 4 yr old photos of her. I also put one of the vintage tea cups I bought there as well with a faux flower to tie in the tea party.
The table is my favorite part.
I used a white sheet as a table cloth and tied or pinned it up really tight under the table so the kiddos wouldn't move it around.
I used a printed burlap runner that I already had from my best friend's bridal shower and placed that down the table.
On top of that I placed two chargers I've had for a while now that I found at Michael's.
I put a vintage plate with cookies on it on one charger.
And the tea pot on another. I found this tea pot at Goodwill and it worked perfectly!
Next to the chargers, I placed two more vintage tea cups and saucers with faux flowers in them as well.
I set each place setting for all the little princesses.
I cut little doily place mats out of scrapbook paper. I found these Meri Meri "I am a Princess" plates and napkins and knew I had to get them for the party.
I stacked the dessert plate on the dinner plate and then placed a little name card on the plate.
Each guest had a tiara at their place setting along with a personalized tea cup and saucer and both of these items were their party favors.
My mom found these small tea cups and saucers at Old Time Pottery and brought them with her.
I then just took a paint pen Sharpie and wrote the first initial of each princess attending and baked them in the oven to make them permanent.
The birthday girl had a fancier crown than everyone else.
In the living room, I printed out these tea time printables for the girls to color as they come in or in between activities. There was a hashtag at the bottom that I just cut off to fit our party.
I set up the photo booth in the kitchen.
I place the wood bulletin board paper that I've had for years now on the floor and then bought a roll of photo back drop paper at Hobby Lobby and taped it up.
I made another fabric tassel banner and hung it lower on the background so you would see it in the photos with the girls and then put a little leftover white tulle on the ground to soften it a little.
On our bar next to the backdrop, I placed all the photo booth needs.
I covered the bar with more fabric that was used to make the banner. Then, a bucket full of props for the photo booth, some candles and another tea cup with faux flowers, two Instax cameras to use at the photo booth and lastly a photo album to place the photos in for Miss P to look back on her party sat on top.
The photo booth was definitely a big hit!
I placed all the food in the kitchen as well.
-pigs in a blanket
-homemade chicken salad with potato rolls and tomatoes and lettuce to top
-veggie tray and dip
-and strictly for the kids I made PB&J, PB, Jelly, PB and Marshmallow sandwiches.
For drinks, I served sweet and unsweet tea, water, and then I created a fruit tea for the kids combining normal iced tea and a berry juice. They all loved it!
I placed out the rest of the vintage tea cups that I bought for the adults to use for their tea as well.
And lastly, what would a birthday party be with a cake?
We had to go the princess route with this one. I got it at Wal-Mart and was actually a cupcake cake. It looked so good and was equally delicious!
The party itself was a lot of fun!
All the girls showed up in their princess dresses ready for tea.
Wrangling 9 little girls, ages 5- 10 mths, was like wrangling cats but we managed! lol
We started with tea and eating.
Then moved on to making scepters. You know, every princess needs one!
I'll be sure to share these with you all next week!
After creating the scepters, it was time for cake and presents.
The party was a lot of fun and a crazy whirlwind!
I am so happy with how it all came out and Miss P had a fabulous time with all her friends!