Vintage-Inspired Tea Party

Kenley had a whimsical, dress-up “Vintage Inspired” Tea Party this weekend.

Lace tablecloth, vintage napkins, real teacups, crafts, Amy Butler inspiration, pink flowers and light pink fluffy cupcakes, tea sandwiches, lemonade in mason jars… I decided if I was going to do a party at home, I would try to make Anthropologie proud.

FOOD: We had “tea sandwiches” which consisted or PB&J and turkey sandwiches. We had tea cookies as well.

I served grape juice as “tea” and also had pink lemonade in mason jars. 

SWEETS: Cupcakes from Lucy & Leo’s Cupcakery- delicious! The birthday girl needed to have pink and silver pearls on her sweets.

INVITATIONS: I purchased the vintage inspired invitation from Etsy at this SHOP. I then made 5×7 photo copies at the local drugstore, and found creme colored 5×7 envelopes at JoAnnes.
DECORATIONS: I used the K&Company Amy Butler paper for the place mats- cut the edges with pinking shears.  The cool green Anthropologie-inspired vases came from TJ Maxx. The washable (plastic) lace tablecloth was borrowed from Sassy- and it is awesome. Of course, everything awesome, as we know, gets discontinued. I am determined to find it somewhere. It is made by K.I.C Oxnard.  I picked up some pink flowers are the local market.
I tied hot pink and light pink balloons to the front banisters and also on the planters of the playhouse (in the backyard) in hopes to lure the girls outside some- it worked.
The Vintage “Wishes” Banner was ordered from Etsy at this SHOP.

I purchased the antique teacups and saucers from area antique stores- coupled with some red teacups from my local Marshall store. The “napkins” were vintage handkerchiefs that I also purchased at a local antique store.
 
Even Poochie was enjoying herself.
DRESS: I made the birthday girl’s dress from a Sis Boom pattern called “Catherine” using a Jennifer Paganelli fabric.
CRAFTS: For a craft project, I purchased heart shaped wooden frames from Michaels, and painted them ahead of time. I had the girls embellish the frames with rhinestone stickers. I inserted a heart quote in the photo frame as well. Big sister took great pride in showing the little people how to bedazzle their frames.
I found the vintage typewriter font used on the invitation and craft HERE.
Why can’t my arm fat rolls be this cute?
I found the mason jars at Wal-mart and the whimsical ribbon from Michaels.

I love that little girls have an innate sense to lift their pinky finger while sipping tea.

No party is complete without Allie Boone and her fancy hair do.
ACTIVITY: Mr. Robinson entertained the girls with fun on the tree swing.

FAVORS: I purchased hot pink tin buckets from the dollar section at Target and tied them with the same whimsy ribbon. The little girls then carried home their antique teacup, saucer, craft and vintage “napkin” in the buckets. It’s a tea party to go. Anytime. Anywhere.

Happy Birthday Kenley-Doodle!  It’s hard to believe it has been five years since that fat fanny, dimpled face baby came home from the hospital with us.
We love you.  More than you will ever know.
May all your wishes come true.


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