Friday, March 21, 2008

Six for Tea

The tea party is over and what a success! All six friends arrived, dolls were seated at their tiny table, girls' hats were decorated, tea was drunk, cake was nibbled (think 4-year-old girls...I DO mean "nibbled"!), gifts were torn apart, Polly Pockets were spread far and wide and fun was had by all.

Want to see?? I knew you would, Sweets! So here's the party....
Emily and Rachel (on the right), waiting for Rachel's guests to arrive!
My girls and I decorated tiny straw hats for each of the guests' dolls and had them ready when the guests arrived with their dolls. We sat each dolly guest at a tiny tea table while their "mamas" partied...

Here's Rachel's doll, Belle, enjoying tea with her guests...
Here's Mr. Jangles who was seated next to Baby Jesus...gotta love the names kids give their lovies!
Each girl got one of these plain white straw hats that my sweet friend Pat sent. Then each girl got to choose what ribbons, flowers and other trims she wanted me to use to decorate it with. And although I still don't know exactly what my swap partner's hat is going to look like (The Derby Hat Swap), the HOURS (yes, hours!) of studying hats of all styles and eras has finally paid off! Or maybe I was a milliner in a past life?? I don't know but I had a little too much fun with these! As soon as everyone had a yummy hat, it was time for tea...Rachel is drinking out of a new tea cup and saucer I gave her!

Then it was time for opening presents!Raychie gave a gift to each of her guests. I've been saving this sweet vintage graphic for something special and I realized it was just PERFECT for the tea party!!!

Daddy decorated the cake while I did my hair. Thank you, Daddy!!!! He did such a great job.

Happy 4th Birthday, Rachel!
See the little chocolate "cup" the ice cream is nested in? We made these for each girl, using a great recipe from Sandy of Quill Cottage! Thank you so much, Sandy! This was perfect for the tea party.

The birthday girl with her Aunt Laura who was INDISPENSIBLE at the party...not sure how I would have pulled it off without Laura, my husband and my wonderful mother-in-law.That's my sweet girl!

That sweet smile is all the reward I need for all my hard work! Sweet Success!

(this photo of one of my favorite teacups was taken by my sister, Whitney, at the party! I'm thinking I need a print of this to frame!)

Now for a relaxing evening full of Polly Pockets and pizza...


Monica said...

Love the Tea party!!!!Makes me wish I had a little girl!! They look so sweet and happy!!! You are one talented gal!!! Love the Yummy Monday gooodies!!!! Can't wait to read more!!!! Happy Spring!!! Monica

Our Back Porch said...

Wow! The little girls look like they had such fun! With having boys (25 and 20 now) I kid my sweet hubby that one day his time WILL come when we have a little granddaugther, and he'll have to play tea party. I sure hope I get that chance some day!!

What fun!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh it looks such fun.
Rachel sure looks like she had a great time with her little friends.
Love the photo your sister Whitmey took of the cup.

dede warren said...

What a darling sweet gaggle of girls! Too cute Cheryl, everything is sp darling. AND those hats with the tule about them, oh I LoVe iT! Your little Rachel with her pink netting, and cup is priceless. I have been blessed by The Derby Hat Fairies to have you for my swappy partner. Have a great weekend, and a fabulous Easter.

twinkleshabbystar said...

Im such a BIG SAP!These BEYOND precious pics made my eyes well up. LOL! There is NOTHING sweeter than a little girls tea party. The pic of the dolls and animals at their own table is just the CUTEST! Puts a HUGE smile on my face. Beautiful pictures and beautiful happy girlie smiles.So HAPPY it was a success! Great work Mamma!!! XOOX

leesiebella said...

ooohhh, that tea party looks just too sweet! Great photos, the girlies look like they are in heaven!! Your hats turned out adorable and so did hubby's cake!

Hope you are resting up! huggies!


Scrappy Jessi said...

aaahhh it was perfect.
everyone looked so beautiful.
love the hats, and all the foofiness!!
you look beautiful!!!
so do all those sweet girls. just darling!
the decorations were lovely!
im sure she will remember this forever!

happy easter.

Becky said...

I just love your tea party. Wish I could have come. It looks like it was such a fun time.
Have a Happy Easter.
Hugs and Love

Sandy said...

Love all the details of your tea party! Your daughter is so lucky to have such a thoughtful mom...and dad! Happy Easter Cheryl!


Sarah said...

So Sweet! Love their hats and the girls sipping on their tea! That blue tea cup is wonderful!
Happy Easter!

J.Rae's Shabby Cottage Designs said...

This could not be more precious!! I had 4 little boys, that are mostly grown now, but did not get to do all the neat "Frillies". We had lots of neat parties for the boys..but none that look as sweet as this tea party!Hopefully someday a little granddaughter will come along that grandma can have a tea party with! In the meantime I will play trucks in the dirt and pull my little grandsons around my yard in the wagon.

She'sSewPretty said...

What a wonderful party! And what wonderful memories you are making for your children. Have a wonderful Easter today!

Lori said...

what a sweet post:) the little ladies look so darling in their hats!!! i hope you and your family are having a wonderful Easter!!!

Lori said...

Cheryl, Your tea party was so remarkable! it literally brought tears to my eyes at how precious it was, you are such a beautiful and wonderful young mother, I adore you!! The memories you are creating for your children make me of all people speechless! I love you so for being so special to your family. Love,Lori

Mom2fur said...

Oh, how sweet and girly! I miss having a daughter as young as that. Can you ever get enough pink, LOL?
Glad you all had a wonderful time!

Little Pink Studio said...

Oh my goodness, I love the tea party! Their hats look fantastic! Happy Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!!Looks like Mommy made all of her birthday wishes come true!
~Cerri xo

Maryjane said...

What a darling Tea Party!!! Love your blog!!!! Maryjane

Adla said...

what a fun day. The girls look so cute enjoying the tea party and I'm sure they'll remember this when they are all grown up.I know I'm a bit lateee but heres wishing sweeet little Rachael a very Happy 4th Birthday.Hip hip hooray!

Loving My Life said...

Oh how wonderfully sweet!! I love everything I bet the girls had the best time!! What a good mommy you are!

The Apron Queen said...

What an amazing party. I'm impressed! My vintage hanky apron show & tell is up. Do stop by. I'll even fix you a plate of my Just Peachy Cobbler. :D

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

Ohmy goodness what a fabulous 4th birthday party! I love the hats and all of the special details. You are fab!!