Monday, March 25, 2013

Charley's 1st Birthday Tea Party

What an amazing day we had with our sweet Charley this past Saturday.  She was the happiest birthday girl all day long.  I was trying to prepare myself for something going array, like no naps or getting sick or just plain old fussy, but no.  She was her usuall happy and silly self from start to finish.  It couldn't have been a more perfect day.

I just wanted to stop by to share a few details as far as party decor goes.  I was so caught up in the celebration that I missed getting certain pieces, like the food display and the party girl in her tea cup jumper.  Minor details, right?!  My five-year-old niece said to me during the party, "Aunt Lizzy, I thought this was going to be a tea party."  She was imagining exactly what a little girl should.  She thought that we'd sit around a fancy table and have tea and cookies, but that didn't happen with a one-year-old and 35 guests.  Hopefully the little snippets below will show you how I created a tea party-ish feel to what wasn't a real tea party, at least not according to Ava and probably Fancy Nancy.

Framed party invitation on the entryway table

Punch and cookies

DIY table runner made from Charley's monthly photo fabric

Doilies, fabric wrapped vase, shabby chic napkins

Cake table with DIY photo banner

Tea party cake

More vases with fresh flowers and Instagram photos

Charley's monthly photos in a shadow box, party favors, and a tea party book for birthday wishes from her guests

Party favors-white chocolate tea pot suckers with a mini Instagram photo of Charley

DIY fabric banner made from Charley's monthly photo fabric (more details to come)
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  1. Perfectly girlie, love it!!! I can't believe she's already one. Didn't you just have her????