A Garden Tea Party Fit for a Princess

We don’t usually need a reason to have a little tea party, but this was a birthday tea party for my 4-year-old.  She invited her friends over for a Princess Tea Party and asked them to wear their favorite princess dress.

A gazebo was set up in the garden and decorated with sheer Ikea curtains and adorned with flowers and butterflies.

Each chair had a slip cover and a handmade garland with ribbons and flowers for each girl to take home.

The Frog Prince waited patiently on the table for his true love.

A handmade flower chandelier with big butterflies around it hung over the table.

Another view of the flower chandelier.

The table setting was definitely fit for a group of princesses.

We made traditional tea sandwiches for the moms and the girls.

We made the girls sandwiches into a variety of shapes.

Cupcakes and cookies.

A colorful fruit salad with persimmon, oranges, blueberries and pomegranate.

Princess candies.

Tea cups for the moms.

Water with lemons and rose petals from the garden... no insecticides.

Princess tea cart... each girl took her tea set home as a gift, along with a bunch of other gifts!

Each little girl was given a paper bag and a bin full of craft items to decorate their bag.  They used their bag to carry home an assortment of gifts such as a snow globe with their picture in it, a purse and a little ceramic tea set.

... and the Princesses!

They were all treated like real princesses for an afternoon.

They played on the ship playground and did several party games.

... and GiGi worked tirelessly to make the fairytale party come true. That's her lighting the birthday candles.

My mom brought the gazebo over to our house, decorated the gazebo, made the chandelier, made a table out of plywood, set the table, brought a ton of extras and stayed up until the early morning hours to finish it all for the party.  Mom, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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7 Responses to “A Garden Tea Party Fit for a Princess”

  1. now i understand why you are such a good mom….because you had a good mom. What a magical birthday party~

  2. Dr. de MANDEVILLE Antonio MD PhD PsyD Says:

    This blog was incredibly therapeutic. I loved the sentiment, but the growing is totally incredible. I am so envious of the time you have to grow, such an endeavor must be fantastic. My wife and I have no children yet, we are crazy busy professionals living in what amounts to a condominium. We have a small space to grow a kitchen garden, our cuisine is mostly Thai in origin so we have to learn how to grow Mint, Basel, Tomatoes, etc. I would like get some tips from you as needed will you mind, this is our first time growing anything?

    • Thank you for the compliment on my blog. Readers like you are the reason I do it. (If you subscribe on the front page of my blog, an email will be sent to you each time I write a new post.)

      I have found that ‘time’ is very valuable and I wish I had more of it. We find ourselves to be crazy busy most of the time too. We run our own company, so I do understand where you are coming from.

      I would be happy to answer any questions you have. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll find someone who does.

  3. […] Birthday. Loring is GiGi’s granddaughter. You can read all about the amazing details here, but below is a sneak […]

  4. What a wonderful party and a wonderful Mom.

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