Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Tea Party


Yesterday was Spenser's birthday tea party.


Because of Halloween, I couldn't start working on decorations or favors until Saturday, after Carter's soccer tournament.

I whipped up a bunting, using vintage sheet scraps. And picked up a bunch of fall flowers at our local grocery store yesterday morning and placed one stem in each mini milk glass vase.


We served mini turkey sandwiches, Annie's Shells and White Cheddar, pretzels, grapes, carrots and dip. And apple juice. We can't forget the apple juice (instead of tea). Then we ate blueberry muffins and brownies.


The place settings came from the thrift store. This summer I found a set of seven matching teacups, saucers, and salad plates. These also became part of the party favors. Along with a cloth napkin (from a thrifted sheet),

and a small drawstring bag (made from the same thrifted sheet), colored pencils and a couple of mini notebooks (scrapbook paper courtesy of Cindy).

We had a fun time at the party. I think all the girls loved it. Especially Spenser.

20 comments:

nikko said...

I love it! What a great idea for a party.

Karyn said...

I'm so glad it was a hit! The flowers were the perfect touch!

kirsten said...

so pretty. there is nothing like a tea party, is there?

mommiemarzie said...

What a cute idea! And such a girly-girl party. I bet the girls were all excited for the goodies they got to take home.
-Kathy

Erika said...

what a nice idea for a girly girl. Congratulations on spenser's b-day. she is a cutie!
Eroka

March 2006 Baby Mommas said...

Everything turned out wonderful, Lera! I can never get over how much you accomplish... great job, momma.

laeroport said...

Awwww... you've outdone yourself.... and set the bar pretty high for all the other mamas in the neighborhood. :)
Happy Birthday Spencer! Where does the time go?

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Too cute! A few years ago my girlfriends took me to a mini surprise tea party for my bday! Some things a girl is just never too old for in life!!

amandajean said...

what a GREAT tea party!!! it looks perfect, just PERFECT! I love the flowers-one in each vase. and I LOVE the party favors in the fabric bags. so very sweet. nice job!!! oh, and the vintage bunting is pretty darn fabulous, too!

kris10dale said...

How lovely!

Kris said...

Such a lovely party Lera! I too am amazed by all you get done. Sweet party favours! (They make me wish I was there)

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Lera,
It looked like a very lovely time. I am glad, too, that the paper helped to make it brighter.

Happy b-day, Spenser.

Brenda said...

The tea party was such a good idea. It sounds very exciting. Great idea with the thrifted sheets.

Little Munchkins said...

Looks like fun!

dig this chick said...

Oh my, Lera. Seriously, you are amazing! SO creative and thrifty. I had a hard enough time filling in my bubbles today with one 11 month old in a sling. You, with six kids voting...where's your cape?

Happy birthday to your sweet girl!

Liz said...

It looks fantastic. What a great party for a little girl.

Emily said...

Those were given away as party favours!???!! Yummy! what a delightful idea and such a great memory maker! Those little gurls will remember the occasion and the fun they had in the future years ahead!

randi---i have to say said...

What a fantastic party! Aubry's b-day is coming up and she would love to do this!

Julie said...

What a great party idea... I'm sure my 7 year old would love this idea for her next birthday!

maya said...

Ohmigosh! I wish you were my mom, throwing me a party!