Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Princess and the Tea

The princess talking to her friend.

This is cute--the skirt on the chair looks like part of her dress!

The birthday girl trying to destroy the cupcake pinata.

What is this pink goodness that tastes so yummy?

Love this picture of my daughter at the candy table!

Here is the candy buffet I set up after being inspired by some I have seen online.

I made the pink meringues using a recipe from a Semi-Homemade Desserts book I have. They turned out great!

At the tea party I served sweet pink milk, pink lemonade, strawberries dipped in pink chocolate, mini cupcakes topped with pink cotton candy, almond butter and honey sandwiches and fairy bread (an australian treat). I also had cream puffs, grapes, pink and white iced animal cookies and homemade pink mini meringues. They were heavenly. For the grown-up ladies, I served home-made triple berry scones.

I created this birthday party for my daughter, who was turning 4. She wanted a tea party and a pinata. I was on a VERY limited budget, so I made most everything myself just using what I had on hand. I'd never made a pinata before, but I think it turned out okay! I made a cupcake pinata, using my favorite color combination, pink and green.
The little girls got to decorate tiaras, while the boys added gems to their crowns. The table was layered with three tablecloths sprinkled with decorative sparkles while the three-tiered centerpiece was surrounded by a pink feather boa. I made skirts for the chairs using pink plastic tablecloths. Sitting on the plates were small purses made from Altoid tins that I altered. Inside was a small pink pen with a bit of frou-frou on the top and a dainty pink lip gloss. The boys received milk carton wallets that I made from instructions at

I put the table in our bay window and framed it by pink ruffled sheers. The table was layered with a white tablecloth and a pink feather boa. Beside bulk pink-wrapped candy, we also had pink and white marshmallows lollipops, pink meringues, and yogurt covered raisins. It was so beautiful all in shades of pinks and white.

Later in the evening all the kids got to take their best shot at the cupcake pinata. It was the perfect way to end a great day!

I linked up to Celebration Inspiration Party this week. Head over there and check out all the great party inspirations!



  1. Nice job on the sweets table! Adorable!!

  2. Thanks so much for joining the Celebration Party! What a pretty party! The sweets table is gorgeous! Well put together! Thanks so much for sharing!