Lilli and Sophie in front of the dessert table
My daughter Lilli is turning 6 next week and because we are such girly girls we had a Fairy High Tea Party to celebrate.
We had it at home and I prepared all the food (of course) well, mum made the finger sandwiches
I had a bit of help in the form of my lovely sister in law Terri who not only took most of these photos but she also made the cute food labels, wonderful party hats and gorgeous pom poms and set them up for me, thankfully as I don't think I could have reached that high.
Dessert table styled by Terri and I
I also had Tickle Pink Tea Party who brought along the beautiful tables, chairs, china and other high tea table decorations for the cute kids tables pictured below. They also kept the kids entertained with fairy dress ups, fairy craft, fun party games and set up and supervised the fairy high tea. Oh and best of all they stayed and cleaned up, wahoo!
Kids high tea tables by Tickle Pink Tea Party
Lilli's turning 6 Fairy High Tea Party Menu
Fairy Wand Cookies
Pink Macaron Tower
Butterfly Cake Pops
Fairy Dust Marshmallows
Strawberry and Cream Layer Birthday Cake
Fairy Bite Biscuits
and of course Fairy Bread.
Served with Rosey Tea click here for the recipe for Rose Cordial
Bargain Party Decorating
I had a lot of fun finding things for the party. I bought these cute tin mini planters from the local thift store (reject shop) for $3 each and stuck floral foam in to hold the fairy cookies. The paper straw is recycled packing from a delicious fruit box of cherries I had delivered last week from Snowgoose.
The glass jars were a steal also from the reject shop for $2.50.
I made these cake boxes from scrap book card I got from Riot (craft store) using a template from a plain cardboard cake twin cupcake box I already had.
Look they're even cute on the inside.....
Oh and what the heck, furry friends chocolates are not wrapped in silver paper anymore (well apparently have not been for many years I now know) but I think they look cute anyway. Just some pink paper I had lying around, ribbon, $2 worth of stickers from another discount store and the pictures are offcuts left over from the boxes cut into cute shapes with a scalloped shape cutter.
Shhh.... the pink spot tablecloth is a couple of meters of pink polka dot fabric from Spotlight that I haven't even hemmed. I was soooo going to do it the night before but opted for sleep instead. I'm hoping the food was a distraction and no one noticed.
Phew, wish I could relax but it's Sophie's Birthday in a couple of weeks. Can't decide between a super hero party or a Wizard of Oz. What do you think?
Finally here are some shots of the girly party fun. Lilli had a great time and so did I.
Linda Vandermeer is a blogger, baker, maker and author of the cookbook ' Sweets on a Stick': More than 150 kid friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies and pies on the go!. Published in the US the book is available at most online book stores:
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