A few pictures of the Cupcake Tea Party for our daughter Caroline turning 8. Trying to have the shoppe open, and set up was a bit challenging, so i was more limited than i thought- So closing shoppe at 5-then rushing to push rest of furniture-shoppe items back or out front under burlap to hide it-but not look messy- then quickly trying to blow up balloons-set table-& do finishing touches was a little tricky but we sort of made it-
I made the Banner saying Happy Birthday, so that way I can reuse it for other girls, I made the sign on Fireplace mantel for her with some old panels of wood, and brought in all of the pink flowers i could find around house,garage and shoppe. I made the 3 tiered Pink cake for decoration, then recovered some of the vintage chairs in shoppe with different shades of pink fabric(something easy so i could change back after party). Hung some tulle- I made the hanging white flowers/greenery with mini white lights, and then used every tea cup, saucer i could find, had vintage hanker chiefs of all differ colors-textures-sizes and just tied them with different ribbons and layed out at each place setting.
Made each girl their own Crown, with their name on it, so they could use as a keep sake as well.
Then they were served by my older daughter mini peanut butter jelly sandwiches cut up, watermelon, & pink lemonade to drink.
We played one game (how many words can you make out of Caroline) in which they did while eating.
Then they were given large pink strawberry cupcakes in gold wrappers to ice-decorate however they wanted as much as they wanted (and oh did they) with cherries on top- we gave each girl a candle and Caroline 8 on her cupcake and everyone got to blow out a candle.
Last they each got a white goody bag tied with pink tulle inside was a pearl necklace with ribbon to fancy it up-
pink glittered clothespins with a cute crown tip-
Sparkly mini notebooks-
Home Made Pink Strawberry Dipped Marshmellows (sprinkled with white-pink dots) with ribbon tied around them-
& an old fashion candy necklace
(and of course i snuck in cards for shoppe offering 10% off one item next time they come in) Yes a Shameless Plug)
and at the end we put all the tables away took some sassy pictures that each girl will get mailed to her and turned up the music and they danced.
Then we stayed until almost 10 cleaning up, moving all the shoppe furniture back,sweeping, mopping_& yes worth it for out littlest one.
I'm thinking about doing it for other girls (for a charge of course)..