Thursday, May 6, 2010

an invitation to a tea party...


We decided a few years ago that we would alternate between parties and family activities for our kids' birthdays and 2010 is a party year. May is our busiest month, with 3 birthdays, the first being my eldest daughter, Hannah, who turns 9 on Mother's Day. She and I decided on a tea party theme and the photos show the invitations we designed together. The cup is made of two pieces of felt, left open at the top, the tea bag is a real one that I emptied out and then slotted in a little card with all the party details on, and the flowery detail was a breeze with my wonderful new-ish sewing machine (although the corners were pretty tight!)

We are having the party a week late as we didn't think it would be quite right to compete with Mother's Day. The plan is to have a vintage feel with lots of mismatched cups and plates, pretty doilies, plenty of flowers and some other girly decorations which are yet to be decided ... nothing like leaving things to the last minute! And then, of course, there will be lots of tea, iced tea, pink lemonade and yummy things to eat. Lots to do, but it should be lots of fun.



12 comments:

Marshmallow Beanie said...

It sounds so lovely. Can't wait to see photos. Love the invites.

Anonymous said...

The invitations are just beautiful - well done. I had a tea party for my daughter's 6th Birthday and it was a beautiful girly fest. If you have not seen them the teacup biscuits made from Tic Toc biscuits were a great hit. Link here
http://www.mypartyfile.com/blog/?p=500

Carolyn

Sharnel said...

These invites are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Cyma said...

Lovely invites!!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Such a creative invitation!
And, it sounds like it is going to be such a charming and lovely party!
Have Fun,
Joyce

Suzie Button said...

So adorable! I love the embroidery touch you did on your machine too! Suzie

Rachael said...

That is so beautiful! You are so clever..... I think her birthday party will be just gorgeous.

Rachael

Brabourne Farm said...

What a gorgeous and original idea - who could resist such a lovely invitation! Leigh

ampersandity said...

so cute! two thumbs up to you for putting so much time into your kids' birthday details!

Emma Longley said...

Beautiful invitations and the stitching is very pretty.

Flick, said...

What a great theme, I absolutely love the tea cup invites... every nine year old girls dream I reckon!
I hope you had a beautiful Mother's day.
:) Flick

A Room For Everyone said...

Absolutely beautiful and so unique, I love it. Rachaelxx