Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fancy Tea Party Birthday!

Look who is now a 5 year old!
This not so little sister asked to have a "Fancy" party for her big 5 year old debut.
I was just a little excited when we suggested a Tea Party and Little Sister  jumped aboard that idea.
I will admit I went overboard, but it was definitely worth it!

Simple decorations outside...

Inside Decor...
We used my pop-up tent and set it up in the play room so that we could have decorations hanging above the tea tables.  We had to put together 3 tables for the "Fancy Tea Table" because 18 of the 20 children we invited came to the party!  Streamers, Doilies, and of course PINK!

The Food...
Tiny treats for those with a sweet tooth
Did you notice that I used my Tea Party Plates?

The Cake...
Believe it or not, this was my first attempt at fondant.  It was like playing with playdough.
I covered the cake with fondant flowers, and adorned it with a tiny fairy tea set.
Little Sister LOVED her fancy cake.

The People...
I am so lucky to have a mother, sister and brother-in-law that were willing to dress-up and put on an act for the kids, Queen of England style!

Kids decorated name cards and placed them at the Giant Tea Table
in the open spot they wanted to sit.

We played a Tea Party Spoon race outside.
Kids had to scoop up a spoonful of tiny marshmallows and race to the end to fill up their tea cup.
There were a lot of marshmallows in the grass afterward.

Dress Up:
After the racing, we came in and played dress-up to get everyone fancy for our tea party.
The girls made Fancy Tea Party Hats with butcher paper and adorned them with flowers and feathers.
There was candy jewelry, feather boas, and beads galore for the girls as well.
The boys decorated top hats and cardboard ties with stickers and crayons.

Tea Time:
Once we were all dressed, it was time for tea!
Or at least, sandwiches, crackers, and snacks.

Tea Party Etiquette:
My favorite part of the party, was when all 18 kids sat at the table,
and they were almost completely silent, eating their snacks.
While they were eating I told them some silly tea party etiquette.
For instance: drink with your pinky's up, and perhaps they could talk with an accent!

I think Little Sister's favorite part was everyone singing "Happy Birthday to You!"
and of course blowing out the candles.

Present Time:
Then it was time to open some presents, and actually it was A LOT of presents with 18 kids attending.
While that craziness was happening, we turned on Alice in Wonderland for the kids to watch.

End of Party Activities:
Little Gal put herself in charge of a ribbon dancer follow-the-leader game,
and some kids continued watching Alice in Wonderland.

Picture Time:
Before anyone left, we had to get some pictures of these fancy little kids.
I have to say...I think they do fancy quite well.


Each child went home with a miniature tea set and a goodie bag with fun kid stuff.
I would have loved to go to a party like this when I was a girl!
I really hope Little Sister remembers it.

Thanks everyone for helping to put on a great show for the kids!
And most of all...
We love you the mostest. :)



Cassandra Aubut said...

AMAZING Party! What a lucky little girl! :)

Winter said...

OH M Y GOSH. so darn cute. Leisa u r my hero :) always doing some fun, creative stuff. xo

OlyaY said...

oh my gosh Leisa, how did you have time to do all of this? And where do you get all of these cool ideas? Looks like you did more for this party than I did for my wedding... anyhow - I'm sharing the link with my sister in Russia, she is going to love it (she is all about parties for kids)!

¨*:·.TIFF.·:*¨ said...

oh my heavens - you put me to shame! this party is AMAZING! i can't believe all the detail that you put into it, i loved it all!
you are so creative, thanks for sharing this party with all us bloggers :)

flordacolina said...

muito legal as idéias adorei!!!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Looks like such a fun party. I want to say you have an awesome blog, loved looking around in it.

andrea miller said...

Wow, what a joyful party, i can't believe it was your first attempt, after see the arrangement i thing you have too much experience, very nice collection of photos here, all pictures are looking so good, i have enjoyed them, thanks for sharing this great post.