It started last year shortly after Addison’s party. I was trying to decide what kind of party Terrance’s should be. After lots of recommendations from her:
mermaids, unicorns, my little pony and many more of the like a friend of mine mentioned a tea party — not for Terrance, but for her own daughter and that got my gears turning. I imagined a beautifully set table with beautiful dishes and lots of sweets. And that’s all it took — once I had the image in my head there was no changing my mind. Once the holidays were over and the New Year had been rung in I began collecting: tea cups, that is. After months–MONTHS, I tell you!! of weekly–sometimes daily trips to thrift stores I finally, FINALLY, had a decent collection. It literally took me up until a week before her party to have 12 matching/somewhat matching sets of plates and cups that were all of a floral motif and purple and/or pink.
I also picked up old linens, lace curtains, and even shower curtains that matched my motif to use as table cloths — the most I spent on any of them was $4 (on one, the others I got for 2 bucks) and if you’ve bought plastic crappy table clothes from party stores before you know they’re a) crap, b) they’re like 3 bucks a piece and soo not worth the said 3 bucks and c) I get to keep them in my stock-on-hand which is fabulous.
Anywho, less type, more pictures…..
Terrance really enjoyed herself. I think her favorite thing was seeing it all come together and how pretty it all was. The farther we got along with the decorations the more excited she got and then when she got to put her dress on and have her hair fixed she was ecstatic. AND, during the party I had two little tea pots on the table that we filled with raspberry tea. I then let the kids pour their own tea which Terrance LOVED. In fact, that was her favorite part–pouring her own tea. It’s the simple things in life, right?
Anywho, my mom and sister drove up to be my minions for the event and I have to say that I love them so much for it. They endured my craziness for the duration of the party and were huge helps. In fact, I wouldn’t have been able to pull it off with out them. Or my darling husband for that matter. He rocked and just did what he was