Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Princess Tea Party

Bridget has a kindred spirit out there and her name is Abbey.  Their friendship is destiny!  Abbey is my cousin, Ashley's, oldest daughter.  Ashley and I have been hatching a plan to have a tea party together for months and our plans worked yesterday.  These ladies are as beautiful in real life as they are in Ashley's amazing photos.  It took about 30 seconds before Bridget and Abbey were squealing and holding hands.  Bonus that Abbey's little sister, Hayden, wanted to be in on EVERYthing the girls were doing.  Hayden left her lunch to "go play" and emerged from Bridget's room a few minutes later wearing pink plastic heels and carrying a baby doll in a doll car seat.  Yep - that's as cute as it sounds.

Before we could get down to business and eat, Ashley and I took photos of the table.  Her photos will be good, if you'd rather wait.  Meanwhile:
The menu included pears, Curry Chicken Salad, Lion House Rolls (from Deseret Book - I was done cooking), and a homemade Red Velvet Cake.
Each place setting included a pewter plate, a glass salad plate, a fruit bowl with platinum trim, and a platinum trimmed teacup and saucer.
I used one of my pumpkin seed table toppers and more metal accents to compliment the pewter plates.
Aren't these so cute?!  That salt bird looks annoyed at the pepper bird.
This teapot has juice in it.  Abbey declared that it was her favorite because it was pink. :)
I may be boneheaded at cutting a cake horizontally, but it tasted heavenly.  Did you know there are TWO TABLESPOONS of red food coloring in a red velvet cake?  Holy cow.  Hayden ate most of Ashley's piece of cake while we were busy taking pictures of her:
She knew she didn't have a lot of time, so it was imperative that she take enormous bites.
For some reason this cake makes you want to do a kissy face.  Whatever, just an excuse to include this next photo even though Abbey's eyes are closed and there is a brush on the banister behind everyone, which bugs me to no end.  Cake face!

We need to make this an annual event, I think.  I'd say weekly, but geography is not on our side. :(

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20 comments:

Kristina P. said...

How fun! I had a tea party a couple of years ago, with my girlfriends. It was awesome. I went downtown and bought clotted cream, and scones, and everything.

KQ said...

What kind of mothers don't let their daughters eat red velvet cake on the white tablecloth? :)

I love this idea! Inspiring!

melissa said...

Awwww, shucks! Your last two posts have made me sad. I so wish we lived close enough to have tea parties and visit barns while wearing tiaras. Stupid geography! I want to kiss your red velvet cake, too. Recipe, please!

Mom said...

I've been looking forward to this post for along time - couldn't wait to see these little girlie girls! Chloe would have loved it too.:) Beautiful table! (I'll show you how to cut a cake horizontally. Guess I better go make a cake.)

Laura said...

Oh. MY. GOODNESS. That sweet baby girl (the little blonde) with the cake all over her face...ah, I almost fell over, she's just too cute!! All three of them, absolutely precious. I found your tablescape over at Between Naps and I'm so glad I did. What a beautiful spread! My favorite was the little birdie salt & pepper shakers. Where did you get them, may I ask? I LOVE them!

susan said...

What fun! I know the girls LOVED this beautiful grown up party! What a wonderful menu and the cake is gorgeous-one of my favorites! Precious!

allyn said...

that last one is HILARIOUS. very cute. i was wondering why you were describing the table in so much detail, then realized you were posting for the tablescape thursday. is it thursday already in utah? i need a few more hours until it is really thursday.

super cute post. it is making me miss the little girl stage.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh my! Is it wrong to be jealous of little girls? I would have loved to been there! Everything was so pretty and the food... well the food was to good looking for words.

Hugs,
Joanne

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful tea party and such a memory maker for those sweet girls too! Your cake looks so yummy - love red velvet cake! Now I needed those darling bluebirds on my table today.

GrannySue said...

What a darling post! And I had to laught because I am always surprised to see what is in the background of my pictures. What wonderful fun, I think annually is perfect timing.

Beth said...

The girls are adorable and were obviously having a great time! Love the little teapot and the cake is so pretty!

Mimi said...

What cute pictures of the adorable little ones having their tea party!

Dining Delight said...

So cute! You created a lovely tea party for some lovely little girls! Looks like they enjoyed it! that red velvet cake is making me hungry!

DD

Johanna said...

Happy Birthsday for the little Fairy. This was the funniest and nicest tablescape I have ever seen. And thats because of the little cute girls. So much fun to see this cute face with all the cake on it. Lovely. Lucky childhood. Thank you for that fun. And last not least, the cake looks very impressive and I like the whimsical teapot and the adorable quilt.
Greetings, Johanna

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

This is just the dearest, sweetest prettiest tablescape post!~ What an absolute doll your dear little birthday girl is!~ What pure whimsy with that dear little 'red velvet cake' covered face!..,

I love every exquisite little tablescape detail; from the artfully arranged table full of charm and gracenotes, to that delightful teapot and those giggling little girls!..,

..,Thanks so much for sharing these delights with all of us!

Please do pop by for a visit and enjoy some 'tea, cupcakes' and whimsical teapot creations also!..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Sherry said...

Lovely party! I am planning one with all of my soon to be nine grandchildren in July. I am inviting the boys too. Should be fun. Thanks for sharing you beautiful photos, the children are adorable.

Jill said...

Love everything about this post except the fact that I wasn't there to have some of that cake. Looks amazing on that gorgeous table!

Joyce said...

What a fun party with those adorable girls!
Joyce

Miss Merry said...

Your teapot is adorable - but not as adorable as your tea party ladies! What a fun afternoon and delicious menu. Thanks for sharing.

Ashley said...

Ahhh...I'm just doing a post about our party and now I want to do it again!! I need to send you some pictures of the cake so you'll post the recipe, looks like it is in demand! Thanks for doing this, it was a highlight of the trip.