I’ve always loved making their parties a big to-do for two reasons: 1) My girls are worth making a big to-do about (I’m sure every mom feels this way, as they should) and 2) Because every year it’s a chance for us to gather friends and family to show them how much we appreciate them being a part of our girls’ lives. The tea party theme was just perfect for their 2nd birthday, because their imaginations were really coming alive. Having pretend tea parties with their dolls & stuffed animals was quite a regular occurrence, and quite often, snack time & lunch were requested to be turned into tea parties at home. And you better hold that pinky out while you drink your tea!
I loved this play on words for The Kraze’s tea party more than I should admit. A Tea for Two because they were turning TWO or A Tea for Two because they are TWO of them?! I know… my background is marketing, ok?!
Thanks to Shawn Photography, we were able to capture all the little details & I was actually IN the pictures! I know you feel me moms – that’s why photography is my biggest budget category for their parties each year. We’ll treasure these photos forever.
Just the sweetest… Pops (my dad) in his bow tie, feeding his youngest granddaughter, while KR tries her hardest to get the baby’s shoe on backwards.
On the menu…
Assorted fruit: strawberries, grapes, raspberries & blackberries
Chicken salad croissant sandwiches
Pimento cheese croissant sandwiches
Banana & peanut butter mini sandwiches
Assorted petit fours
Having a few little boys as some of their closest friends – one of their favorite people in the world being their older cousin (this handsome boy here, trying to keep her from eating all the fruit before the guests even arrive) – I wanted to make sure the little gents felt properly dressed for the occasion by making bow ties for each of them to wear.
And for the girls, the dress form was adorned with pearl strands & flower crowns for each little girl to put on as soon as she arrived.
Yes, we had real (glass) tea cups and plates at our 2-year olds’ tea party… but we were on grass!
At the beginning of their party they opened one special gift each from Mommy & Daddy – their first real pearl necklaces to wear at their party.
Carrying on the tradition of singing to each of them individually, because everyone deserves their own birthday song!
Having a late October birthday in the south, you never know if it’s going to be chilly or warm… we ended up having to shed the jackets & throw the hair up… those poor little flushed cheeks – it was almost 90 degrees!!
More excited to “pap the baby’s head” (her little cousin), than she was to open presents.
And what’s a fancily clad tea party without the guests of honor adorning antique fascinators – made by yours truly.
My dress: Anthropologie (similar); My shoes: Michael Kors (similar); KR’s outfit: Target; Zoe’s outfit: Target; Their boots (similar)
Fascinators: handmade by me; Cake; Cake topper: DIY; ‘2’: DIY; All serveware: my own; Flowers: local farmers market; Tea pot warmer; adult tea cups & saucers: A mixture of my late grandmother’s and thrift store finds; mini tea cups for the kids: Espresso cups found at thrift store; Plastic plates, paper straws, doilies, burlap, pink tablecloth