Tea Party Birthday

Some of the items featured below were given to me in exchange for featuring them in this post.  All pictures were taken by the talented Carrie Helms of Carrie Helms Photography.

Welcome to my little girl’s third birthday party!!!  In pictures only I’m afraid, I’m sorry that I couldn’t invite ya’ll all.  Are ya’ll ready for this?  Be prepared to see the cutest, most darling-est, little birthday tea party you’ve ever seen!

Tea Party

It started sprinkling about thirty minutes before the party started just as I was starting to set the table.  I panicked.  Walked in circles for three minutes. Prayed. Then I ran to set the table as quickly as I could.

Birthday Party

I’m so thankful the rain held off!!  It was a perfect day for a party!

Birthday Tea Party

Here’s the birthday girl waiting for her friends to come.  I cannot believe she is three!!

Princess Tea Party

Here is a full view of the lovely tablescape my friend Laura helped me put together.  She was supposed to babysit my kids while I prepped for the party but they ended up napping the entire time so she was free to help out – and what a blessing that was!

Tea pot of flowers

I undecided up to the last minute on whether or not to use real tea cups or not.  It was my husband, of all people, who suggested using plastic coffee cups.  Great idea, Sweetie!  I wrapped each cup with a strip of glittery washi tape to help them a little more feminine.  We served iced tea, pink lemonade, and raspberry zinger tea {which is supposed to taste like punch but I disagree}.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

These are lovely chocolate covered pretzels in an old milk glass dish my grandmother gave me.

Party Marshmallows

I thought these marshmallows would add a little extra pink to the table while providing a sweet treat after dinner.  The apothecary jar was rented from Dahlia’s Flowers.

Tea Party Tablescape

Here are my homemade sugar cubes.  You can get my sugar cube recipe here.

Tea Party Snacks

I was going to make cake balls and at the last minute I decided to forego those and opt for donut holes instead.  I just sprinkled them with powdered sugar and I was finished.  Much easier than cake balls!

Party Table

Gum balls were an easy party favor that added a pop of color to the table.

Chocolate Party Favors

My other party favors were these beautiful and tasty chocolate daisies.  Cute, right?  I got these from Rosebud Chocolates and they arrived pre-packaged, pre-tied with coordinating ribbon, and chilled.  Easy peasy!

Pinwheel Decorations

These gorgeous pinwheels are from Decor by Toria.  She makes lovely pinwheels in all colors and sizes but I just fell in love with these softly colored small pinwheels for our tea party.

Happy Birthday Girl

My beautiful birthday girl had an equally beautiful cake.  Can you tell she liked it?

Flower Cake

This gorgeous creation of a cake came from our local bakery, Dewey’s.  If you live near here, check them out.  They are incredible!

Beautiful Cake

She loved it.  LOVED it!!

Cutting the Cake

Look at that face!  The pink lemonade cake was as delicious as it was pretty!

Baby Boy Hair

Everyone seemed to have a good time, even little brother.

Birthday Princess

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for letting me share about my little princess’ birthday tea party.

For those who’ve found this page while searching for tea party ideas I hope that I’ve inspired you a little.  Feel free to Pin any idea you see so you can remember them later!  If you want to blog about any part of this party feel free to do so, all I ask is that you link back to this post.

{Also see her Minnie Mouse Birthday Party and her Pink Lemonade Birthday Party}