Monday, July 19, 2010

Tea for Two and Two for Tea.....

Warning:Serious Picture Overload

This past Saturday, we held the mother of all tea parties to celebrate Firecracker turning FOUR! I call her Firecracker because Aunt Mimi was calling Finley that in Ruidoso and it just fit her perfectly. She is just that-a little firecracker!!!

This photo was included in her invitation-"Please come dressed in your favorite dress up clothing-I'm wearing this!" I made her tulle skirt and had the cute shirt made from a store on Etsy. If you've never been to the Etsy website, you really are missing out. Way. Cute. Stuff.

And, judging from the mess on this shirt at the end of the day-I'd say it was a BLAST!!! Shirt may never come clean again!

Blowing out the "four" candle. Eight little girls attended this tea party. Eight little girls had too much fun! The weather was fab and Kyle had the yard in tiptop shape.

And so Daddy does his duty and serves up some berry tea to the gals. They had sugar cubes at the table to drop in and stir. Finley picked the ladybug teapot out in Ruidoso last week.

When did she grow up?

Sipping tea like a pro.

The girls did fabulous with their tea etiquette. They loved it!

Even the little ones liked it. We had lots of refills!

Cita helping Campbell blow on the noise maker.

Stir that sugar cube, girl!

Waiting patiently.

Oh, the anticipation.

Princess Eryn

They played on the slide and swings.

Painting takes concentration. And holding your tongue a certain way helps too.

The family of girls + Slade.

She likes her momma. Alot.

"Dad, will you always serve me tea?"


I love my girl!

They have my heart. All three of them.

No birthday is complete without the presents.

I've never seen a kid love to string beads more than her.

Finley loves her beads. Slade wants to know when he can light the candles.

The two Melissas. Love these girls.

I don't know who loves Nana more-Finley or me.

Pure mischief.


Gracie aka "Cinderella" and Allie aka "The Runaway Bride"

We had several centers or stations-whatever you want to call them. They were fun is all you need to know. This is the bead station-in honor of Finley, the bead master.

The Paint Station-was hands down, the all time favorite of the party. The girls got to paint two suncatchers. Basically, I learned to keep girls quite, all you have to do is hand them a paintbrush. It was a hit!

The Face Painting Station. The girls could pick from Mrs. Beth's glorious samples. Mrs. Beth is very artsy. She writes really well, crafts really well, and is all-in-all a very handy girl to have around.

Mrs. Beth is available for birthday parties on Saturdays. She can be reached at 555-1212. Just kidding! She finds us really special and only paints for us. At our tea parties. For Smart girls that turn four. In July. And wear tulle skirts.

The Three Amigos-or Amigas.

The Paint Station, again. Before we moved it out of the sun.

Where are the guests? Can they please hurry up!

Beth wrote all the girl's names on their tea cups. In my favorite font. I glued on the butterfly rhinestone and added a little ribbon on the handle. I found these real china cups at Goodwill for 50 cents a piece. It was a steal!!! They were sitting them out on the shelf when I walked inside-it was fate I tell you!

Oh my gosh-were they ever so cute! Everyone got to take their teacup home with them.

The tables all set.

The place settings were super cute-doile, plate, saucer, teacup.

The Smart Bunch

We had yummy food. The hearts on the right are little ham & cheese and peanut butter sandwiches. United dyed the bread pink for me and I cut them out in a heart cookie cutter. We also had chocolate covered strawberries-Finley's favorite. Fruit pieces, watermelon, chicken salad, rasberry chipolte dip, and crackers.

And the cake was something else. Have you seen a cuter cake? Seriously?!?

Brunettes and Blondes. Who has more fun? I think it's a toss up. Who's meaner? Still, it's a toss up.

Best tea party I've ever been to! We had so much fun! And I think the kids did, too!!!


Mandi Watts said...

That looks like an awesome party!!

The Stanford Family said...

So CUTE!!!!!

Jerilynn said...

adorable party as usual! You have no idea what I would do for a slice of that cake right now...YUM!