Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A Birthday Tea Party for Ms. C
Today, we had a little tea party at our home to celebrate Ms. C's 9th Birthday. There is a trip to Cedar Point & an all girl sleepover planned for her actual special day, but we wanted to show her how special she is by hosting a gathering here, too.
Every place setting was slightly different, with varying plate combinations.
HOT PINK was the main, continuous color theme throughout, with punches of teal & purple & pale yellow.
I gathered the last of the pink peonies, the first of my hydrangeas, some mint & yellow ground cover as well as a few Egyptian iris for the table vases.
We had yellow cupcakes for those who might not like chocolate cake & I used them in my cupcake tower as part of the centerpiece for the main table.
I found the adorable "Happy Birthday" stemware at Dollar Tree. I'm going back there tomorrow to get even more, as they were a big hit with everyone, whether they had milk, soda or just plain water in them.
I served little cucumber tea sandwiches, cut in the shape of teapots, as well as egg salad on buns & ham & cheese ones for the guys.
We had fresh fruit on the side, too. I totally spaced on taking photos of any of the food.
I used this cute little flashlight with a little BLING to anchor some helium balloons. There were more Mylar balloons outside, announcing the party, but I forgot to capture any photos of them. It got a little crazy once the family arrived!
Tradition has it that these little "pillow mints" be at every celebration in our family.
It makes all of us remember my Mom, who never forgot to put them out. She passed away before any of my grandchildren were born, but I know she would have LOVED them all.
I must have spent 2 full hours polishing the silver tea service!
Whew...what a job...my hands ached afterwards.
I need to look into having it treated to prevent tarnish.
I keep it covered most of the time & have big pieces of sidewalk chalk scattered all over & inside of it, to dispel moisture. It works pretty well to limit tarnish, but I forgot to cover it after the last time we used it.
(That is my tip for Yvonne's Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits party)
I had them make the top of the cake (chocolate, for Ms. C.) look like it was quilted.
Everyone got to pick & choose which teacup they wanted to use. Ms. C. always goes for the one with the gold trim that my baby sister, Ruth E. gave to me when she moved to Maui.
We bought a balance beam as her birthday gift & I wish I could show you the astonished look on her face when she finally got the big box open. It was Priceless!
It was a lovely party but I'm exhausted! I'm going straight to bed right after I link up with Cuisine Kathleen's party, Lets Dish tonight.
Tomorrow, I'll join in Susan's Tablescape Thursdays & Yvonne's TTT party.
I'll also join The Tablescaper for her Seasonal Sundays meme on SUNDAY, of course!
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House...it was fun to share my sweetheart's tea party with you!
Posted by Rettabug at 6/12/2013 11:04:00 PM