It all started with a pink glittery maxi skirt. And the rest of the story is very similar to If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.
First, there was a pink glittery maxi skirt. And the 7-year-old loved it so much that she used her chicken chore money to buy it.
Then her mother said something like “That is perfect for a fancy party”.
And the next thing you know there were plans for a tea party with a few friends.
I teamed up with my friends over at Minted and we decided to stick with the pink and red theme, which is perfect for Valentine’s Day. But the best part is you could definitely host a pink and red tea party any time of the year.
We picked up a few carnations and cut them down to about 3 inches. Then they were hung upside down using fishing line.
Inexpensive balloons were blown up and also tied together with fishing line. (It’s amazing how many ways you can use fishing line.) The tea time bunting was printed by Minted. They let you pick the pattern and customize the phrase.
The sparkly basket, holding little candies for the girls, came from the Target dollar spot. Straw flags and the tea time printed card are from Minted.
We used a roll of pink paper on the table, and added hearts using a cookie cut out for a stencil. The center of the table was decorated with large table confetti, small doilies, and white pom-pom trim.
And see those leaning cake towers? They were supposed to be cute tall cakes for the girls to decorate. Let me pass along a tip: Don’t decide to make small cakes out of a 9×13 pan of cake. The top of the 9×13 cake isn’t level, which means stacks of cakes won’t be level.
The girls drank apple juice in fancy cups. (Kailey wanted to use my china but I just wasn’t ready to hand that over to a group of excited 7-year-olds. ) “Fancy” crackers, cut up pears, carrots and pigs in a blanket rounded out the menu.
Flower crowns were created using faux flowers and floral wire at the beginning of the party and after tea and cake decorating they ended with some coloring and a little dance party.
There were plenty of imperfect moments and aspects of this quick tea party. (I’m looking at you, white wrinkly tablecloth and leaning cake towers.) But the smile on Kailey’s face at the end of the night reassures me that she really didn’t care. She was too busy laughing and twirling in her sparkly skirt and flower crown to notice.