This past summer my daughter Claire had "have a tea party" on her summer bucket list. In August, her grandma and I made that wish come true! We invited some of her best friends to our backyard for a lovely lady tea party! It was so fun!
All the girls came dressed up and looked so darling!
Grandma and I served them a variety of tiny sandwiches, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, and cheese and crackers. The dessert was pink and blue cake balls and chocolate dipped strawberry marshmallows. Each table had little pastel chevron cups out that held colorful little candies too. The "tea" was pink lemonade, per Claire's request!
We set little tables with tablecloths, mini vases of bright colored flowers (bouquets from Walmart) and little tea sets. We used Claire's china tea sets (she has a couple different sets) and we used mine and grandma's too from when we were both little girls. Each guest used their own little teapot to pour their tea. Grandma and I made sure each teapot stayed full!
This is one of my favorite pictures of all! Love it!
The girls were all so lady-like! They all were polite and proper and drank their tea with their pinkies up! It was all very elegant!
Our dear family friend, Miss Shannon came to do face painting for the girls! This was SO exciting for each little lady! Miss Shannon is quite an artist and came prepared with lots of popular options for the girls to choose from! Having Miss Shannon there made the party extra special!
Our craft project was to make lovely lady bonnets. We used a paper bowl hot glued to a paper plate and then decorated with buttons, tulle, ribbon, washi tape, flowers, and stickers!
Grandma Beth has always had special tea parties with her girls. Having Grandma Beth there meant so much to Claire! It was also very special to use her special pretty tea sets!
It was quite the event! I know it was a special day that Claire (and her mama here too!) will never forget! A perfect summer day filled with giggles, squeals of delight, and exquisite elegance! Lovely indeed.