My 3rd Child Carlie turned 8 on December 17 and this year we planned a high tea to celebrate. Carlie’s favourite colour is purple so this is the theme colour we chose. I have been working on this all year!!! Buying bits and pieces throughout the year. But her cake was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. Pure work of art!!
Carlie invited 10 of her school friends and her cousin as the table setting we hired only seated 12 and we also had Carlie and my youngest daughter Sabrinah who is almost 4 seated at the table. But went perfectly well with the high tea theme. I made traditional cucumber sandwiches (cream cheese and dill mixed together and spread on bread covered by cucumber slices) also had roast chicken and ham sandwiches, fairy bread with purple glitter ofcourse, cute mini quiches and mini hot dogs, well it it a kids party after all!! 🙂
As the girls arrived I had a table set up to decorate tea cup and tea pot cookies I made the night before, they are sugar cookie recipes with rolled fondant on top, they had edible glitter to use and also edible flowerd and edible textas. Other games we played were pass the parcel, each layer had a little gift or treat. Then I drew a huge tea pot on card and stuck it on the wall and used their named place card for the girls to stick onto the tea pot to see who could get closest to a circle I drew on the tea pot.
We had vintage style jazz music that I downloaded from itunes onto my ipad and we had that playing in the background and used that music for pass the parcel for that authentic high tea experience. Overall, I was very pleased with how the party theme turned out. I hope you all enjoy the photos…..after the images is a list of links to where I purchased everything.
Some photos I have taken of Carlie…
Party bags, filled with a block of lindt chocolate with a custom wrapper and a special glass jar necklace thats full of glitter
The most amazing birthday cake ever!!! The yummiest mud cake. 2 tiers in one….a pure work of art!
A quick example of her birthday dress, I am looking forward to taking her out for some professional photos in this dress
The table and chairs setting was hired from Groovy Chicks and Pirate Ships www.groovychicksandpirateships.com.au/
The smaller vases, printables and cupcake stands were from Fairydyst Stylish Stationary https://www.facebook.com/Fairydust.Stylish.Stationery?ref=ts&fref=ts
The gorgeous cake was from The Cupcake Lady www.thecupcakelady.com.au/
The delicious macarons which were a mix of white chocolate and vanilla with straberry filling made into a lavendar and cream colour to suit the theme were from The Amond Tree http://www.thealmondtree.com.au/ they also made me salted caramel macarons for xmas day!
The invites were from Etsy shop – Too Chic & Little Shab http://www.etsy.com/shop/toochiclittleshab?ref=pr_shop_more
The adorable ballerina style party bags were from Etsy shop – Whitney Boutique http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhitneyBoutique?ref=pr_shop_more
The little glass jar necklaces that each guest got in their party bag were from Etsy shop – These Tiny Treasures http://www.etsy.com/shop/thesetinytreasures
Glass drinking bottles and purple stripe straws were from Little Big Company www.tlbc.com.au/
Crepe paper decorations on bottles were from Etsy store – JeanKnee http://www.etsy.com/shop/JeanKnee?ref=pr_shop_more
The jars with wooden spoons that I had the jelly in were from Tout Mon Amor www.toutmonamour.com.au/store/pc/home.asp
And Carlie’s adorable vintage style dress and head band was lovingly hand made by http://taylahmade.com.au/blog/ otherwise known as Chicoco (more pro pics coming soon of Carlie in this outfit)
Everything else, cake pops, cupcakes, tea pot/tea cup cookies were all made by me!
So there you have it, a girls birthday high tea!!