Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tea Time

Yesterday was my little one's 4th birthday tea party. As you can see, while we were setting up she was all smiles. I have to say it was such a fun day and after all the planning and set up it was so worth it! A comment on the pictures. . . my sweet hubby was playing photographer, and while he got many great shots, he did not get any of the food or tables all done up! Ahhh!!! All that work and no pictures! The kids and moms seemed to have a nice time so in the end I guess that's all that matters. Here we go!

We had a table for the moms to enjoy their tea and yummies, and lots of pretty flowers.

Francesca was all dressed and ready to go!

The girls had fun frolicking around the garden blowing bubbles in their pretty dresses and hats.

I just loved this shot!

It wouldn't be a tea party without a rendition of "I'm a Little Teapot."

Then it was time to eat! They gathered around for lots of yummy snacks. .

and fun finger sandwiches. Who doesn't love pink and purple bread?

It was then time for a few activities. . .

which gave the moms and grandma a chance to enjoy some tea, cucumber sandwiches and petite fours. Yum!

After much fun it was time to open presents.

Then it was time for cake!

This is what my son thought of the whole thing. . pink, girls, yuck!

She loved her snowball shaped cake which had to be pink of course!

The party ended with smiles, laughter and fun playing with good friends.


The Pink Rose Cottage said...

How darling! This is so heartwarming to see! My little girls are teenagers now. I bet they would love to have these memories!

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl!

Kimberly said...

That was just adorable! It looks like everyone had so much fun. What a great job you did!

Theresa said...

How endearing to see the little one's dressed up in their finery. It made me think of other day's when dresses were the norm not the exception. It looks like they had great fun. What joy!
Thank you,
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

gail said...

Hi Carrie,,, How adorable! Francesca looked so sweet.All of the girls were so pretty. It looked like they had a great time. Your DH did a great job taking photos! Please tell Francesca Happy Birthday from her pink Auntie Gail! :) (()) gail

Marie said...

Adorable is the word. Francesca and her friends look so cute in their pretty dresses. The picures are great and everything looked as if it were done to perfection. Thanks for sharing with us.

Mary Patterson said...

THE cutest thing I have seen in a while - little girls all dressed up & having fun! ADORABLE and Francesca is SOOOO very precious. Happy Birthday to a real cutie! Looks as if the weather cooperated, too. OOOHHH ~ the pretty music on your blog just came on ~ how perfect! Thanks for your sweet informative email earlier.
Mary @ Mary's Cottage Treasures

Tres Belle Boutique said...


The Tea Party turned out beautiful. Francesca and her friends looked so beautiful. What a great idea for a party! Thank you for sharing this with us.


Michelle (Shell) May said...

Precious! Absolutely precious!
Happy birthday to princess cuteness!

Andie-Brown Bee Studio said...

CUTEARIFFIC Carrie! I love the snowball cake and the girls blowing their bubbles. You did a wonderful job hunnybunch! xoxo AndieBee

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carrie,

Thanks for sharing the photos, They are so beautiful and Francesca looks soo happy and sweet! I'm sure she had a great time!

Pei Li

the sassy beach said...

Oh she looks like a princess what a great job you did! I would of loved to have come to. Makes me miss when my DD's were young. Have a great week. hugs sassy gail

Carolee Crafts said...

Francesca is adorable and love the dresses, so pretty. Good the day went well for you and the guests.

Lisa said...


The party was awesome. The girls look like they were having a wonderful time. You did a great job! I miss those days.

Pale Pink And Roses

Sandy said...

I am up early and trying to stay quite. What better way is there to spend the time than to find wonderful blogs like yours? What a wonderful party you had, and the rest of your blog is terrific! I will be back for more inspiration.

Patricia said...

I love seeing little girls all dressed up like little porcelein dolls. They all looked adorable and Francesca's smile looks like it could have lit your whole town! What a nice party.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Susie said...

How adorable! How much fun was that for Francesca! And for Mom too. Great pictures Carrie.
The Polka Dot Rose