Yesterday was my little girl's 4th birthday!! So over the weekend we had a big birthday party for her! This was her first time every having friends over for a party, so I decided that I wanted to go big. And since this is the first time I've done a real girl birthday party, I had a LOT of fun! She has a lot of little girl friends so we made it a very girly party. I thought that it would be so much fun to have a tea party for her birthday party. Instead of just having a tea party, I had 4 different stations for the girls to get ready for the tea party. It was a LOT of fun and it turned out sooooo well. All the girls had fun doing all the different stations and everyone was entertained through out the whole 2 hours. I put a lot of detail into this party, but it was so worth it!
You can't have a tea party without yummy food! Here is the food spread. I fed the girls lunch, so I tried to have healthy food along with the little baked goods.
I used the theme of flowers for the food.
The main dish were the flower sandwiches. These were so much fun and tasted really good. I just cut out turkey and ham with a flower cookie cutter. I got the deli to slice the meat a little thicker (about twice as thick). I also cut out provolone and cheddar cheese with the cookie cutter. I then put them on a Ritz cracker. Delicious and oh so cute!
I also made some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Then cut them out with the cookie cutters.
Flower cucumbers! Aren't they so cute and fun?! These were a HUGE hit with the girls. They were almost completely gone by the time we had our tea party. I just used sliced the cucumber and then used the flower cookie cutter to turn them into flowers.
I made some mini cakes. I used a square mold to make them. Then I put a little frosting on them and then added a Sixlet pearl on top.
I made cupcakes instead of a cake for her. I left them white because I let the girls decorate their own cupcakes with the Sixlet pearls. I made some cupcake toppers and then printed them out. You can get the free printable here.
Now time for the stations. I wanted the girls to do activities that would get them ready for the tea party. Here are the four stations that we did:
1- Decorating tea cups station
3- Nail Station
4- Necklace making station
I had my husband help me man one station, my two older boys did the necklace station and then I did all of the girl's nails. It went really well and each of the girls got to go and do all of them. They took turns and rotated around.
Here are the stations.
Tea cup decorating. I got the tea cups and saucers at the Dollar Tree. They were perfect for this!
I cut out a bunch of flowers, circles and butterflies out of vinyl with my Silhouette. The shapes were about 1 inch but I spread them out so that I could cut them into 2x2" squares to make the stencils. I then used the Sharpie paint markers.
I let the girls put on the vinyl and then color it. It was so easy for them and they did really good. It didn't take much help.
To get it to stay on, you put the cups in the cold oven and then preheat it to 450* and leave it in the oven for 30 minutes. Once it's done, you leave it in the oven until it is cool. I've already put them in the dishwasher and it did just fine. Check out this cute one that my son made. I love it!
The dress up station was so fun, what little girl doesn't want to put on a pretty princess dress to be ready to go to a tea party.
They got to wear the boas, earrings, head bands and fun shoes. It was fun for them!
The next station was the nail station. I used the Jamberry Junior nails and did all of the girl's nails. They turned out sooooo cute and it was so much fun to do.
I just let them pick out which ones they wanted to put on.
Here is my cute girl getting hers done.
And here is how they turned out! This one is Sprinkles and Frosting. I love it!
The last station was the necklace station. I got a bunch of different beads for the girls and some elastic. I had my 9 year old man the station and he did soooo good. He spent an hour there helping (and making) the girls make necklaces. This one was the best station for the girls. They just sat there and make them and they didn't need much help. Plus they LOVED it!
I used a variety of beads. I got some from stores and I got the pony and star beads from here.
Now the girls are all ready for the tea party!!! They ate the food and then I let each little girl decorate their own cupcakes. They sure enjoyed it :).
Here is the invitation that I created for her too. You can get a free printable here.