Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tea Party for Hello Kitty Star

I figure it is about time for me to get these pictures posted.  Emmalee had her 3rd birthday party last month, just before Super Saturday hit.  She wanted a Hello Kitty Tea Party since she and her little friends have started having Tea Parties every time they get together.  I should also mention that Emmalee has officially changed her name from Emmalee to Hello Kitty Star, thus the Hello Kitty Tea Party :0)  

We moved the couches out of the living room to give the tea party attendees enough room to get all around the smorgasbord of fun.  I wanted to decorate above the table, so Scott screwed together a couple of 10ft 2x4's like a ladder and attached them to the top of these two old doors.   

 I wrapped a little wire for more surface to attach to, but then went to town with tissue paper flowers and girly topiary balls, all pulled from the depths of my well used baby shower box. You can check out my earlier post to get more details about what all went up there.

For the table, I took my craft table, left the legs folded, and set it on top of two Rubbermaid totes.  That made it the perfect height for the little rugrats.  I made the tablecloth out of two pink sheets {purchased at half price Saturday and washed thoroughly :0}  I cut one to the size I wanted, then ruffled the bottom with strips of the remaining fabric.  After that I made little pink polka dot place mats, ruffled napkins, and the ruffle seat covers for our Bucket Chairs.

I made crowns for all the kids, then used the scraps to make the pennant banner for the wall.

If you missed it, I showed how I made the crowns HERE.  They really were easy, especially for how amazing they look when they are done.

Emmalee Hello Kitty Star was so very excited.  She just kept checking the table to ensure it was the picture of perfection.

We took a trip to Goodwill the weekend before the party to see what dinnerwear we could scrounge up.  We found the china plates there for $.49 and the cups for less than that.  To add a little charm, we dipped the cups in corn syrup and then in pink sugar crystals.  It was a big hit with our guests.  I found the pink and white striped paper straws on Etsy, but also saw them on Amazon.

Emmalee's twin :0)

The food was the fun part.  We probably should have called it a buffet instead of a tea party since there was no actual tea and all we did was eat, but oh well.

Here are some of the foods we served.  Madison made the Hello Kitty pizzas, Hello Kitty cake pops, mini frozen yogurt pies, and the heart shaped sugar cubes.  I made the cake balls, cake ball ice creams, marshmallow pops, cotton candy pops, spiral cookies, mini pigs in a blankets, and much much more.  We did cut cheese and watermelon with mini cookie cutters to make mini edible flowers.  There wasn't an empty belly in the whole house :0)

Most importantly, everyone got to pour their own tea {very weak lemonade-weak so the sugar cubes could be added without regret :0}  Now how much cooler can you get!  

I am thinking that every little girl felt like a princess.

After we opened presents, Hello Kitty Star took pictures with all of her friends.  We saw this picture frame photo op on Pinterest and had to give it a try.  

It really was so cute to see the kids all coming out of the frames.

Ummm, not everyone was a fan of the idea thought.  Poor Tori.  
The photo ops only went down hill for her :0}

Here is a photo of our waiters.  You know a tea party would never be a success if it werent' for the hired help  :0)

Madison felt like a dork, but I made her take this picture so you could see the candelabra we made from a goodwill find and a flower vase.  I glued them together, spray painted the whole thing pink, then put battery operated tea lights in the candle spots. 

With all the other crazy things going on, we went a little easy on the cake.  I made a strawberry cake with strawberry frosting, garnished with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and Hello Kitty cake decals (the decals were eaten off before I could get a photo.  The cake stand was one that I made from a glass plate and  vase glued with Gorilla Glue epoxy, and surrounded by a tulle tutu. 

All in all, the perfect creative outlet for my crazy, overworked brain.  I love kids birthday parties.  You can go as crazy as you want and try out all those fun Pinterest ideas that have been saved for months.  
Hmmm...I wonder who's birthday is next. 
 I think it is mine.  
That isn't as fun.  
You can't really throw yourself a party, now can ya?

1 comment:

  1. Of course, you can throw yourself a party! Just think...only your favorite friends and food... I love the smile in the last happy little girl...


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