Gwennie’s 7th Birthday – A Tea Party!

I was so excited when Gwen told me she wanted to have a tea party for her birthday!
I let her invite 4 little girls, so there would be 6 total… I prefer our birthday parties this way 😉
Here’s the girls all ready for the party!
Gwen’s shirt came from Jilly’s Mom Made That on Etsy, and I found the skirt at Goodwill 🙂
Gwen waiting at the window for the girls to arrive 🙂
Gwennie getting her birthday spankins from her Aunt Mattie!
After all the girls arrived, Aunt Mattie helped them decorate floppy hats with flowers
Then they sat down for tea!
I made this bird banner to hang over where Gwen is sitting.
The tutorial for it is HERE. I also made a wreath from the tutorial HERE,
but I didn’t get a picture of it and I already took all the cups off so
I can use the wreath for something else :\
Here’s the table setting. The tea cups and pots and stuff all came from thrift stores,
and some of the stuff came from IKEA which you can see HERE.
I got the roses from HEB the day before 🙂
A lady that works with my mom also makes cakes on the side, so she made Gwen’s birthday 🙂
I made the 3 tiered stand from the two tray I got from IKEA, the top plate and the bottom pillar I got at Goodwill, and the top pillar was just here with some stuff my mom had and I painted it.
I glued them all together with E6000 glue.
I served the girls peach and blackberry tea, and I made heart shaped chicken salad sandwiches,
fruit cups, and THESE Pretzel Crisp treats that I found on Pinterest. They were so yummy!
After tea, Gwen opened her presents and then we had cake!
After cake, we made their party favors by planting
flowers into teacups that I glued to their saucers!
Aaaaaand then I took a nap! Ha! JK, I had lots of cleaning up to do 😉
The girls said this was the best birthday party yet…
mission accomplished! 😀
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There’s been so much going on around my house, I keep putting off making an update over here.
We’re still working on the bathroom, the stove broke so there’s gonna be another project there, Gwen’s birthday was yesterday 🙂 (We took her to dinner on Sunday, and then to the movies after school yesterday, following dinner and cheesecake!).
I’ve been trying to get things a little more organized, and I started Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred!
I said I would post about what we ended up with from IKEA (though we made the trip JUST to get the workstation!), so here it is 🙂
I bought two of these SPONTAN magnet boards, in white, to go in the playroom.
In the left of this picture is the DIGNITET curtain wire and clips to hang artwork in the playroom, next is the magnets that go with ^those magnet boards, and then the handles are for the bathroom.
We bought the EXPEDIT Workstation (been wanting one of these for awhile!), also for the playroom 🙂
I bought this ALEX unit to go next to my vanity in my bedroom to store all my makeup 🙂
And then Cory bought a few of the RIBBA picture frames for a project he is working on, and we got this lovely for the playroom
And then I was so excited when I found things for Gwen’s birthday party that we will be having in a couple weeks, it’s gonna be a tea party! ❤
These two strays are gonna be glue in tiers on stands for food.
And these are napkins, placemats and a napkin holder
(which will now permanently be in my dining room cause I love it!)
Now ONLY a few paychecks later (just kidding!)…
I’d say it was all worth it, though I can’t say that Cory feels the same way ;p