Elin’s second birthday party was just 1.5 weeks ago and I am excited to share pictures and details. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how everything turned out. I have many photos so I will share the details here and then follow up with a post of the birthday girl at the party!
Elin has enjoyed playing with her tea sets so much this past year that I thought a tea party-themed birthday party would be just perfect for her! The theme turned out to be a little harder than I imagined to find elements that weren’t too “vintage tea” but yet not too modern. My first hurdle was to find the invitations and party prints. After hours and hours of searching I found Jo Studio and I found all the elements I was looking for in the party prints, right down to the exact pink, blue, and green color hues I was searching for.
Can we just talk about the gorgeous flowers?!?! In my wildest dreams I could not have imagined anything more beautiful! My florist, Rosemari is so talented. I gave her some inspiration photos and talked about my favorite flowers and she blew me away. She gets me and my vision and I just love her–enough said.
Nothing says tea party without some lovely small desserts. I found a lovely bakery that was up for the challenge of making a tea pot on the cake and specialized in french macarons. Again, I was totally blown away at what a fantastic job the baker did at matching my vision and color scheme.
Since this was a tea party theme for a child, I opted not not have tea but instead had sparkling pink lemonade, sparkling french berry lemonade, and water. They were delicious! The glass bottles also gave it a lovely vintage feel. I was able to also find some plastic milk bottle sippy cups for the younger children at the party.
I loved the look of these paper fans as a fun backdrop and I initially toyed with the idea of getting crafty and attempting to make these myself, but then I thought better of the idea and decided to leave this up to the professionals. Boy was that a good idea! I had such a positive experience working with Jennifer from The Papier Studio. The paper was thick and of a nice high quality. They gave the room great texture and dimension.
Last year I was thrilled to find paper plates from Hallmark that you could personalize with a photo. They were so adorable and I was so sad to see that Hallmark discontinued their party supplies on their online shop. After browsing I found something similar from Shindigz. I love the extra special touch that these plates add.
Elin loves balloons and I found these lovely and unique balloons on one of my blogger friend’s blog and Etsy shop. I love the cleanness of the clear balloon and the fun confetti in the beautiful coordinating pastel colors inside!
I had a hard time finding tea pots or tea cups that matched my theme. I was ecstatic when I found this unfinished tea pot and pedestal at Michaels. My dad spray painted it pink and then painted the ruffle and knob white. I think it turned out gorgeous! I plan to keep this in Elin’s playroom as a decoration and a keepsake from her second birthday party.
Elin’s second birthday was a success and I was so blessed to have been able to enjoy planning and executing her party.
I will be posting part 2 later this week.
Photography: Alicia Monahan: Monahan Photography
Party Printables: Jo Studio
Florist: Rosemari Herbert: McNamara Florist
Confetti Balloons: Meg-Made Shop
Bow: Chic Bella Bowtique
Paper Straws/Gumball Tubes: Lola Loves a Party
Paper Fans: The Papier Studio
Glass Milk Bottles: Amazon.com
Favor Boxes: Amazon.com
Personalized Photo Plates: Shindigz