Hi! My name’s Amanda, and I’ve been asked by Heather to share my daughter’s “Tea For 2” party that was held just a few short weeks ago. First off, a little about me: I am Mom of three, two boys, (7&5) and one girl that recently turned two. I currently and blessed to stay at home, but in my former life (seems SO long ago!) I was a kindergarten teacher. I do not consider myself particularly crafty OR girly, so this ‘daughter’ thing has been a challenge for me!
Once we decided on a Tea Party theme, I headed to Hobby Lobby for some inspiration. Their Spring Shop line (on clearance NOW!) had several items that were black, white, and pink, AND I just happened to find some black and white initial monogram napkins and plates in the super-duper clearance section, so the colors were pretty easy to decide on.
Love the cute little bird-they were found at Hobby Lobby too!
Next, the party outfit. I requested an adorable custom tank from Melissa at Oh Fiddlesticks! With our “tea for 2” theme in mind, she crafted the most adorable tank for my little one!
Front of the tank.
Vintage buttton detail on right shoulder
Back of tank, on bottom left
Stacey from Kung Fu Cupcake also made me a custom black and white chevron stripe skirt complete with pink ric rac trim! So cute and so trendy!
Adorable chevron print skirt
I also had Terra from Rosey Posey Bowtique create a custom tea pot clip for us as well to complete the head-to-toe look.
Hand-crafted tea pot clippie
I envisioned traditional tea time treats, but ones that were kid friendly as well. Most important thing? Cupcakes! Morgan from Sassy Pants Cupcake Accessories was commissioned to create some adorable fondant tea pot cupcake toppers, and did an amazing job! We baked chocolate cupcakes from scratch using one of our favorite chocolate cake recipies (baked at 350* for 20 minutes), and topped them with homemade cream cheese frosting tinted with Wilton’s amazing gel food coloring. It gives intense color (in just a small amount) and doesn’t water down the frosting.
We had traditional cucumber sandwiches along with kid-friendly peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
We also had an assortment of mini-goodies that the kids enjoyed as well, such as:
Peanut butter and Jelly Breakfast Cupcakes
Carrot and zucchini muffins with lemon cream cheese frosting (voted hands down favorite with adults and children!)—bake for 9 minutes at 350* if making mini muffins.
And Mini Fruit Tarts (we ended up doing these in mini phyllo cups)
We also made tea bag sugar cookies dipped in milk chocolate and pink chocolate (using Wilton’s Candy Melts). Easy to make and cute too! We traced a tea bag onto a piece of cardstock and used it as our template for cutting the sugar cookie dough. Then we used a bamboo skewer to make the hole. The strings were threaded through (most needed some gentle work with a toothpick or pointed end of the skewer after baking), and then they were topped off with their own tags. (a “2” on them, of course!)
Brilliantly easy and super cute!
Goodie bags were small boxes found at Target’s Dollar Spot (don’t you just LOVE that place?!), with a pink chipboard initial (also found at Hobby Lobby) glued to the front to personalize the boxes for each little guest. Inside, were more tea bag cookies and paintable tea sets from World Market (complete with paint and brushes!)
The teas we chose for the party were Good Earth’s Sweet and Spicy and some good ol’ Simply Lemonade with Raspberry for the kids.
We also had some pretty pink roses in a cute pitcher for some added charm.
No tea party is complete without flowers!
This was a very easy and FUN party to pull together. There is quite a bit of baking, so we made sure to start early (and froze some items). Everyone, including my boys had a fabulous time!
Thanks again to Heather for allowing me this opportunity to share our party with you and thanks for stopping by!