Monday, August 1

You're Invited to a Tea Party!

When it came time to plan for my birthday week... I decided I wanted to have a birthday party. And not just a birthday party, but a tea party. I had the most amazing tea set that I got for my sixth birthday, but one fateful day, I left it at my babysitter's friends' house and never got to have the dream tea party I always wanted. I invited everyone that I loved dearly and by some stroke of luck, my bestest friends ever from college were also able to attend! Yeeeeee!
I went to Goodwill on a whim to see if I could find any sort of anything that could be used for my tea set. It seems like I just got lucky all around for my party- I found not only tea cups, but matching plates, creamers, tea pots, and tea set materials galore! Not only that, but they were on all on sale- 50% off. My 50 cent cups and plates were 24 cents. I spent eleven dollars on a 30 piece tea set. Does it get better than that?
I opted for my Modcloth polka dot dress with a white ruffle detail- it felt vintage and if I had to have tea with Kate Middleton, this would be my dress of choice. The great thing about my little town in Idaho is that there are some great-and cheap!- vintage shops. I found my 1960's white vintage hat for only seven dollars! I loved what people came up with for their "British tea party" outfits. It was a blast!
Niklaas took all of these pictures. He looked pretty cute himself in his blazer. Overall, it was a wonderful little tea party and I truly loved being around every single person I adore (minus one or two people). The only way it could possibly be better is if all of you bloggers could have been there ;)!
Oh, and I definitely wouldn't fit in at the Queen's palace.


Kuleigh said...

I love it! You all look so cute! Looks like so much fun. I tried to do a theme birthday party once but none of my friends dressed up so your friends must be way cooler than mine!!! The last photo is hilarious.

elanor, said...

looks like SUCH a fun time! i really want to think of something good like this for my 18th birthday next month...thanks for the inspiration!


Michal said...

that looks like such a blast!! i love all of your hats. :)

Stevia said...

Your dress and hat looks perfect for a tea party! ♥
It looks like tons of fun!


Jamie Rose said...

I'm absolutely loving this party idea and how cute everyone looks. I might have to steal that idea from you and have one of my own sometime... haha

Abbey said...

oh my goodness, this is so cute! Love the theme, and all of the outfits!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

you look DARLING and what a perfect party idea!!!! :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Natalie said...

That was such a brilliant idea! I think every little girl always wishes that she could have a marvelous tea party dressed up with all of her friends, complete with dainty teacups and dainty finger sandwiches. :) It sounds like you and your friends had a delightful time!

Celynne said...

That's awesome! I really want to host an Alice in Wonderland (the book) themed tea and brunch, but I'd never be organized enough to do it. That looks like so much fun.

Kirstin Marie said...

How fun is this!!! I love this idea, and you all look fantastic!! Your photos are amazing. <3

Amber Blue Bird said...

this is such a great idea for a bday party. I love everyone's hats.

Alex said...

omg what :O this is the best birthday party ever! It looks so amazing. I am just out of words because I seriously thing this is the greatest idea ever!

SomeoneLikeYou said...

Love,love,love LOVE this post! ❤❤

Temporary:Secretary said...

wow!!! this is awesome, and it's so lovely to see that you're all so happy! x

Katie said...

That looks like so much fun! I want to have a tea party sometime. <3

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

cutest idea for a birthday party.

hellolyndsey said...

Oh my gosh, it has been SO LONG since I've had a tea party, I definitely want to do this soon!!
lyndsey of hellolyndsey

Hannah said...

This has gotta be one of the neatest themes for a birthday party! Well, a girl party anyways.

I can remember a few times when I was a kid and I had tea parties with my friends and we loved playing dress up.

I would probably be SO excited to get invited to this.

K said...

this is such a cute idea! it looks like you all had such a fun time!

Sarah said...

This post is amazing, everybody looks so adorable!! This is such a fantastic idea, I'd love to try this one day! :D x

Mri said...

I like tea ^^ and Alice in Wonderland :D haha (mad tea party) It made me think about that ^^