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Fancy Tea Party! (not my party)

Posted by on May. 9, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fancy Tea Party Birthday!

 
Look who is now a 5 year old!
This not so little sister asked to have a "Fancy" party for her big 5 year old debut.
I was just a little excited when we suggested a Tea Party and Little Sister jumped aboard that idea.
I will admit I went overboard, but it was definitely worth it!
Simple decorations outside...
Inside Decor...
We used my pop-up tent and set it up in the play room so that we could have decorations hanging above the tea tables. We had to put together 3 tables for the "Fancy Tea Table" because 18 of the 20 children we invited came to the party! Streamers, Doilies, and of course PINK!




The Food...
Tiny treats for those with a sweet tooth
Did you notice that I used my Tea Party Plates?

The Cake...
Believe it or not, this was my first attempt at fondant. It was like playing with playdough.
I covered the cake with fondant flowers, and adorned it with a tiny fairy tea set.
Little Sister LOVED her fancy cake.

The People...
I am so lucky to have a mother, sister and brother-in-law that were willing to dress-up and put on an act for the kids, Queen of England style!

Arrival:
Kids decorated name cards and placed them at the Giant Tea Table
in the open spot they wanted to sit.
Game:
We played a Tea Party Spoon race outside.
Kids had to scoop up a spoonful of tiny marshmallows and race to the end to fill up their tea cup.
There were a lot of marshmallows in the grass afterward.
Dress Up:
After the racing, we came in and played dress-up to get everyone fancy for our tea party.
The girls made Fancy Tea Party Hats with butcher paper and adorned them with flowers and feathers.
There was candy jewelry, feather boas, and beads galore for the girls as well.
The boys decorated top hats and cardboard ties with stickers and crayons.
Tea Time:
Once we were all dressed, it was time for tea!
Or at least, sandwiches, crackers, and snacks.
Tea Party Etiquette:
My favorite part of the party, was when all 18 kids sat at the table,
and they were almost completely silent, eating their snacks.
While they were eating I told them some silly tea party etiquette.
For instance: drink with your pinky's up, and perhaps they could talk with an accent!
I think Little Sister's favorite part was everyone singing "Happy Birthday to You!"
and of course blowing out the candles.

Present Time:
Then it was time to open some presents, and actually it was A LOT of presents with 18 kids attending.
While that craziness was happening, we turned on Alice in Wonderland for the kids to watch.
End of Party Activities:
Little Gal put herself in charge of a ribbon dancer follow-the-leader game,
and some kids continued watching Alice in Wonderland.
Picture Time:
Before anyone left, we had to get some pictures of these fancy little kids.
I have to say...I think they do fancy quite well.

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by on May. 9, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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Dodie702
by on May. 10, 2012 at 9:41 AM
Bump! :-)
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supermeof3
by on May. 10, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Very pretty :)  TFS!

mylilprincesses
by on May. 10, 2012 at 3:57 PM

 love this one too!!

Alejandra10
by on May. 15, 2012 at 2:04 AM
Love the balloons on the table
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supermeof3
by on May. 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

That cake is so cute!

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