We baked, decorated and assembled the cookies when I'd come home from work and I continued working late into the night for a couple of nights. We made pretty little treat boxes and scrapbook paper bunting. The paper scraps were turned into toothpick flags with the initials of our favorite people and spelled out the words "tea party" for the food. She built the menu of deviled eggs, finger sandwiches, carrots & dip, fruit cups, chocolate cupcakes with bright blue frosting and sugar pearls, cotton candy, Speckled M&Ms and Bhakti chai.
As soon as the boys headed out the door to go skiing, we started prepping the food, hanging the bunting, and placing the cookies. She picked out a dress for herself and a dress (sewn by my mother) for her doll, Marie Grace. Her favorite two bears, Tiny & Color Bear, were invited to attend, as well.
|Gazing at our cookie creations|
|The guests were seated. The tea was poured. Tea Party Time!|
|Tea Party Food|
|Deviled Eggs with Basil|
|Daisy Shaped PB&J|
|Strawberry & Grape Fruit Cups|
|Carrots & Greek Yogurt Dip|
|BLTs (our favorite of the day)|
|Turkey & Cheese with Avocado, Tomato & Lettuce|
First tier: 2" handmade Treat Boxes.
|Tea Party Desserts: Cupcakes, Cotton Candy & M&Ms|
|Oops. It wouldn't be a fun tea party without a spill. Clothing changes for all!|
We moved this white shelf from next to the door to between the two windows. The cork board was painted during our closet to office remodel, but I didn't like the scale for the office. It was perfect for below the shelf.
|Refilling the spilled chai|
|She played with the dollhouse more that day than she has played with it since she got it.|