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.