Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tea for Two!

Audrey turned 2 years old a week ago, but we actually had her birthday party before Christmas. I asked her a few months before her birthday what kind of party she wanted, and she responded, "Tea party!" I had a few suggestions prepared if she didn't respond, and tea party wasn't one of them, but it sounded like a great idea to me!

I designed the invitations and got them out in the mail!
For the party, I started off with decor. With her birthday so close to Christmas, I wanted to make it a special day just for her and attempted to divert attention a little bit away from all the Christmas decorations.

I made tissue paper flowers to hang from the ceiling fans and light fixtures.
I even made some little ones to put on the table with a vintage tea set of my grandmother's. There were also balloons, Happy Birthday headbands, and little toy rings for each of the kids to choose one of their own.
It was a tea party so, of course, we had a variety of teas! But we also had punch.
Lunch included peanut butter and jelly triangle sandwiches on white, egg salad triangle sandwiches on wheat, chicken salad stuffed croissants, clementines, olives, baby pickles, pecan bites, cucumber slices topped with vegetable cream cheese, and an apple onion tart.
The dessert table was the best though! There were more tissue paper flowers and a Happy Birthday banner. And we had many different kinds of cookies to have with our tea!
And the centerpiece of the dessert table was the teapot cake that I made with a little bit of help from my cousin!
Audrey was so excited to dress up for her tea party! It was snowing during her party though, and for a little bit, she kept looking out the sliding glass door because she wanted to go out and play in the snow.
But then she had lunch with her cousin, had fun playing with her friends and forgot all about the snow!
After a little playtime, it was time to blow out the candles! Audrey had been eyeing the little fondant ball on top of the cake since the day before. So after she blew out the candles, she thought for a moment, snatched it right off the top of the cake, and took a big bite out of it!
After cake, there were lots of presents! She got lots of books, which she loves! She also got a doll house, a set of pots and pans, and from Mommy and Daddy a camera of her own, just to name a few things! She is so cute with the camera and says, "Got it!" every time she takes a picture!
So we celebrated our sweet girl's 2nd birthday with a tea party that was a huge success! Everyone had a great time, especially the birthday girl herself!

To give credit where credit is due:
Happy Birthday Banner Printable - Anders Ruff
Teapot Clip Art - The Graphics Fairy
Teacup Clip Art - Sweetly Scrapped
Pecan Bites - Natural Noshing
Caramelized Onion Tart with Apples - Real Simple

Everything else was a little bit Pinterest inspiration and a lot of little ole me!


GodseySix said...

What a sweet party and such a cute theme "Tea for Two"! I love that you made it a completely separate celebration. Our daughter's birthday is on the 28th of Dec. and poor girl just get the last hour of our Christmas get together as her "birthday party". I always take the easy way out. lol! But I may have to change that up next year. This is entirely too cute! Love, love, LOVE it!

Sonya said...

such a cute party!!