i want to introduce you to my niece, sophie. here she is all dolled up for her thirteenth birthday party. i chatted with her a week before the big event and she told me of her big plans for her alice in wonderland themed party. i saw her growing collection of antique books and teacups in the corner of her room. she told me about pansies in teacups and vintage decor throughout the party. sophie did her research on what a classic tea party consists of. sophie even had details and a to do list written on an oversized chalkboard to prep for the special affair. i was so thoroughly impressed with her party planning skills. this is a girl with the best imagination. thankfully her mom and family helped her with every detail!
pretty antiques and old books created a vintage theme throughout the party. the playing cards are a sweet touch and the perfect tie-in to alice in wonderland. her grandma shanna let her host the party in their beautiful home, so it would be a fun change from the regular scene of playing at sophie's house.
the table was full of deliciousness. i love the teacups hanging from an array of colorful ribbons. the pretty ceramic birds, mossy nests, and antique pieces really set a nice feel for the luncheon. i like how the centerpiece arrangements wrap in perfectly with the beautiful menu choices. (all of which look dainty and divine.)
speaking of which, sophie tells me, "A tea party consists of 3 courses (we looked it up). 1) brunch with mini quiches and cucumber sandwiches. 2) scones with honey and jams. 3) desserts; chocolate covered strawberries and cupcakes etc. The cupcakes are from a local bakery called MINI'S. really cute. And of course, we served herbal tea."
the girls dined on towers of itty bitty quiches and cupcakes. each cupcake had a long slender birthday candle in it; sophie let everyone make a wish at this birthday party. sophie's mom is shown pouring tea and likely wrapping up and smoothing out all the behind the scene details.