Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vintage Style Tea Party

It's no secret that I absolutely love all things girly and pretty. But with a house full of boys I rarely get the chance to embrace all things pink. So when my niece turned 8 earlier in the month I jumped at the chance to throw her a little afternoon tea.

I decided to go with a simple, pretty, vintage style afternoon tea and absolutely love how it turned out!


The other thing that I loved about this little party is that it was completely stress free. Normally when I throw a party (no matter how prepared I am) I end up yelling orders at my poor family members as we rush around getting last minute jobs done on the day of the party, before turning on my party face as the guests arrive. This time I did it all with an absolute minimum of fuss and it was a nice change!



To kick things off I made this sweet little invite for Ava. I just threw it together in picmonkey and then wrapped it in a doily and some bakers twine. Ava was so excited when she saw it for the first time!!


The main feature for the table was these tissue paper poms. I used pale pink, peach, cream and white and made them in various sizes, then used bluetac to stick them to the wall.

To complete the table I added an old birdcage that I spray painted white a few years back, a cloche with a sweet white ceramic bunny sitting on a pedestal (which was actually just an upside down egg cup and pretty pink and gold saucer), and some silver teaspoons with pretty bows tied on them.


The food elements I used were a two tier cake (gluten free and iced with fresh whipped cream), milk in vintage style milk bottles with pretty pink paper straws and fresh strawberries on a pink and gold cake plate.



To finish it all off I included chocolate bars wrapped in pink and silver paper and take home bags (brown paper bags topped with white doilies).

{How much do you love their tutus!! My very clever sister made them.}


Ava's face when she saw it all set up was priceless!! She was so excited to be the guest of honor :).

We had one little activity at the afternoon tea party - cupcake decorating, which the three kids absolutely loved. Ava showed elegant restraint when decorating her cupcake, while Max and Emmy went nuts with the sprinkles! I cheated on the cupcakes and made the worlds easiest cakes, I'll share the details on them later in the week. You will be amazed at how simple they were!



After they decorated (and ate) their cupcakes we sat down down with the grandparents for milk (and tea and coffee) and cake.

A sweet afternoon for a very sweet little lady :).

 
xx Tamsyn

43 comments

  1. Super adorable tea party! I love that wall decor! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/06/give-me-goods-monday-party-14.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comments and for featuring me!!

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  2. I love, love, love your styling! The tissue pom poms are fab!

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    1. Thank you!! It was so much fun to do something girly :)

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  3. Such a sweet party! I love the pom poms!

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  4. What an adorable party! I love the color palette. This is seriously so precious and sweet!

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    1. Thank you lovely, peaches, pinks and metallics are one of my favourite colour palettes at the moment :)

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  5. So So cute! Makes me wish I had little girls!

    Therena @ littlebitofpaint.blogspot.com

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    1. I would love to have some too :)

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  6. What a sweet party! I love the little touches, especially those little bows on the silverware. :)

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    1. Thanks Jenna, I really loved those little bows too :)

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  7. So pretty! I love the colors you used and the idea for using the doilies on the invitations!

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    1. Thanks Hayley, I saw the idea on pinterest ages back and have been just itching to use it for something!

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  8. I love the flowers on the wall! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I pinned this to a group board for party ideas!
    Corey from www.tinysidekick.com

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    1. Thanks so much for pinning it Corey!

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  9. That is so adorable!!! I'm sure she felt like a princess :)

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    1. She did, and that was hands down the highlight of the day!

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  10. This looks so good, Tamsyn! I love the little pom poms and the table setup! Stopping by from Whimsy Wednesday. Have a wonderful week!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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    1. Thanks Julie, I love that something as simple as tissues pom poms can make such an impact!

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  11. Your party is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad you joined in on Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  12. I love this cute vintage tea party! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I'm also pinning this :)

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    1. I've just linked it up now Ashley :)

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  13. Hi! Visiting from Whimsy Wednesday. Beautiful decorations! What a great idea.

    Steffany
    spitandsparkles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Stephanie :)

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  14. Oh so cute. You should do party planning for kiddies birthdays. That looks awesome.

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    1. If only I could stick to a budget Melody!!

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  15. This party is so sweet and charming. Love those tissue paper pom poms on the wall! Such a great effect!

    Brittany
    whimsyrenee.blogspot.com

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  16. I still think this is just so adorable! Just wanted to say thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods Monday! Love having you party with us! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  17. So, so cute Tamsyn! When I saw it on instagram, I was hoping you would have more pics- awesome job!

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  18. I love this! So soft and pretty and very vintage!! My pick for features this week at Give Me the Goods! Come by and grab your button!!

    Dimples & Pig Tales

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  19. How beautiful! Love those pom pom/ flowers on the wall. Perfect touch :)

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  20. Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured your project on Blog Stalking Thursday Features YOU! The post is going live later tonight. I would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button. Thanks again for sharing!

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  21. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  22. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board. Have a great weekend!

    carolyn
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  23. How adorable! I love this! Congrats on being featured on homework!

    Allison @ www.allisonskinnyjeans.com

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  24. How adorable! I want to throw a tea party now :)

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  25. Oh, so pretty! If only I had a girl...

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  26. Oh my I love this so much!!! So fun to have lovely little girls to plan parties for!

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