For the decor we covered the oversize table with pink wrapping paper and tucked it under the table and secured with tape. (a great costsaver-and any pattern to fit your theme) We made paper globes out of scrapbooking paper (by cutting 12x12 paper into strips, fanning out and securing with a brad at both ends). I made a floral topiary for the centerpiece with butterflies. For the cake, I did grass on the tops and butterflies to look like they were flying. We used pink luncheon tableware and of course lot's of teacups.
For the menu, we did two types of tea sandwiches (egg salad, and cucumber). Karl came up with these great grilled chicken foccacia sandwiches which were a hit. We also had salad, two types of hot tea, lemondade and iced tea.
If anyone is planning a birthday or what to do for mother's day this would be really fun. You could even have your guest dress up or where big hats. For little girls, you could have lot's of faux jewelery for them to choose from and feather boa's. You could serve tea cakes and petit fours. The options are endless. Well, I'm needing to plan the next party and I'm told it should be pink and have princesses. I love this age!
Well, it's such a beautiful Sunday afternoon here and I've been contemplating what to do next. Raid the pantry for chocolate or craft. Either somebody ends up with a cool outfit or I end up with a few extra lbs. We'll see!
Happy Friday everyone!!!!!!!
My girls hair accessories were getting out of control. So I made this organizer today to keep it all organized. It is super simple and the pockets are great for keeping headbands and rubberbands.
To make the hair pretty organizer you will need the following supplies:
1-large photo frame (shown here 20x24 frame)
1-piece of fabric (mine is 24x44)
1-foam core board
1 pkg. extra wide double fold bias tape
1 piece of lightweight batting (the same size as your frame + 2 in. on either side)
1 pkg. 3/8 in. lightweight clear elastic (you may substitute ribbon or ric-rac
Step 3- Make a pocket template. On a separate piece of fabric, trace around and cut two. Make sure you have added 1/4 in. seam allowance to the sides and bottom. (If you do not want to include pockets, skip this step.)
I love the fabric so much; it reminds me of vintage linens. I used the Nicey Jane collection by Heather Bailey. For the dresses, I came up with my own patterns. The boy's tie pattern is from the purl bee and can be found here. Very easy to follow, just time consuming. The whole tie is almost entirely stitched by hand.
This week I am working on more projects including my first tutorial, so stay tuned.