We celebrated our little Audrey-girl with a pretty tea party that was every bit as sweet and happy as she is.
Using a color palette of pinks, oranges, gold and black and white kept everything cohesive without being overly themed and made decorating really fun for me.
I started with these cute tea-bag invitations:
A little card tucked into a glassine bag folded to get that tea bag shape. The no. 4 tag attached with baker’s twine with glittered edges is my favorite part.
(invitation by me, no. 4 artwork by lindsayletters)
We hosted the tea party at our house and set up in our rarely-used dining room just to make it feel extra special.
The initial inspiration for the colors were pulled from a roll of wrapping paper (found at marshalls) that worked perfectly for a table runner. It gives cheerful pattern and bright color to the table and makes a big impact for only a few dollars.
The light fixture got a fancy treatment with tissue paper fringe (three colors of tissue cut into strips, fringed and then hung with scotch tape directly to the linen shade) and this ruffled crepe paper was draped across the window for more color.
I inherited my grandma’s mismatched set of tea cups and saucers and I loved pulling them out for the party.
Lunch was tea sandwiches, fruit and crackers.
For dessert we had striped chocolate pudding in mini glass jars with an extra dollop of whip cream and golden sprinkles.
Audrey’s little friends were perfectly polite and had a fun time drinking tea (with sugar cubes, of course) and celebrating.
And the birthday girl had a happy, happy day.