And just like that the baby girl of the family turns 3.
It’s hard to believe it was 3 whole years ago when I first held her in my arms, totally overwhelmed and unsure of myself as a now mother-of-two. Those newborn days are so rough!
But we’ve all survived so far (thank you Lord) and my little girl is growing up to be a determined, caring, loving, clever and beautiful girl.
To celebrate my princess and her birthday, we threw a Tea Party for her and her two little princess friends.
It was probably the sweetest thing ever. Seeing the girls sip from their tiny tea cups in their beautiful flower crowns (tutorial here) was too cute!
I loved planning this Tea Party, it was so much fun to put together so many girly things and relish in all the feminine details. If you didn’t know already, I’m quite the girly girl!
Here are some of the details.
Tea Party for a Princess
I made some mini cupcakes with vanilla buttercream tinted pink (recipe for buttercream here), bought some meringues, melting moment biscuits and mini cookies from the local bakery and then served some chips and grapes in cute cupcake cases. The girls drank strawberry milk from the teapot and also had some pink lemonade. The cute cake was also from the local bakery!
I fell in love with these gorgeous gold and white mini tea cups when I saw them at Bed Bath n Table and knew they’d be perfect for Mila’s Tea Party. At the same time I also found the white tea pot which just happened to have ‘M’ monogrammed into it with a princess crown!
I bought the gold confetti plates and cups online and also the gold rimmed floral napkins which worked perfectly with the pink and gold theme.
And I was so happy to be able to use the gold and floral tea cup my Grandma gave me a few years ago. It’s so pretty!
I picked up these white and gold gift bags from the dollar shop for the girls to take home and filled them with girly things like rings, stick on earrings, candy bracelets, bubbles and a ballerina notepad. They also took home their pretty floral crowns.
One of the best tips I’ve come across while party planning is to use wrapping paper as a table runner.
And that’s exactly what I used for the Tea Party! Draped over a white table cloth and you’d never guess I picked it up from Kmart for $1! It worked really well to set the scene.
Here’s the beautiful princesses in their crowns..
Except one princess in particularly wasn’t thrilled with all the photo taking!
We played the classic party game Pass the Parcel, blew some bubbles outside and the kids took turns bashing a mini Pinata that just refused to break open. My poor mum almost got hit a few times in the process! But ripping the pinata open and dropping the candies from above their heads seemed to work out ok!
All in all it was a good day to turn 3!
Oh to be a kid again.
Party season is now over for this family. Until next year 🙂