Vintage Tea Party

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A sweet, elegant, girly, vintage tea party was what I had in mind for our sweet girl’s first birthday!  Who says you can’t have a beautiful party on a tight budget!  You can read details below.
This is the food table centerpiece.  I used vases I already had throughout the whole party.  For this arrangement, I got sticks from outside and spray painted them white.  The M and B were cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby that I mod-podged scrap-book paper onto.
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One the food table and cake table (below) I used white twin flat sheets that cost about $2 each.  I didn’t have pretty white table cloths and really didn’t want to spend a lot of money on nice ones.  I bought silk flowers from Hobby Lobby and Michael’s and strung them on fishing line to hang.
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I made the tissue poms my self using various colors of tissue paper from various stores.  They were super easy to make and I’m so glad I didn’t spend the extra money to order them!
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Here is the birthday girl playing with her vintage inspired play kitchen her Daddy built for her for!  It was her birthday gift this year and it turned out great!  She was running around so much it was hard for me to get a good picture of her!
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These are the little vintage thank you notes I made for each of the party guests.  I got the tea pot picture from Google images.  I printed everything myself and added the ribbon.
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Party bunting made from vintage sheets hanging at the front door coming into the party.
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This arrangement was in out entry way and it’s one of my favorite details of the whole party.  The stack of books it’s sitting on are vintage children’s books that belonged to my mother-in-law when she was a child!
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On the cupcake table, I used silk flowers and lined the glass vase with scrap book paper.  I made the cupcake toppers myself.
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I lined a bucket with white burlap to cover up the ugly-ness of the bucket. 🙂
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More white burlap.  I love it!
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Her highchair was fit for a princess.  I simply tied tulle around a ribbon and taped it on!
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Another one of the birthday girl’s gifts — a tiny apron made from vintage sheets!  (she’ll have to grow into it)
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And, birthday girl’s one year portraits!
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Sources:
Pink Spray Roses :: Sam’s Club – $14.88 for 1 bunch with over 100 blooms!
Vintage Bunting :: j u s t  p r e t t y
Tissue Poms :: made them myself from $1.00 packs of tissue paper, but you can get them HERE.
Twin Sheets (used as table cloths) :: Walmart – $4.00 each.
Branches :: my  backyard 🙂
Moss & Fake Flowers :: Hobby Lobby – flower stems were 50% off of $1.00 each!
Fake Butterflies :: Hobby Lobby – $.99 for a 3 pack!
Card Board Letters, Scrap Book Paper & Decupodge :: Hobby Lobby
Invitation :: press charming
Cupcake Stand :: Kiwi Wood We rks & Designs (a.k.a. my hubby)
Cupcake Toppers :: Little House Tees
Fake Hydrangeas :: Michael’s
Vase (on top of cupcake stand) :: glass cylinder vase with scrap book paper inside it
Party Favor Thank You’s :: made by me 🙂 Vintage Tea Pot picture was a stock image
Vintage Children’s Books :: my mother-in-law’s when she was a child
Burlap (white and brown) :: Walmart
Matching T-Shirt :: Little House Tees
Vintage Ruffle Apron :: j u s t  p r e t t y
Tutu Skirt on high chair :: made by me with tulle and ribbon from Michael’s
Silver & Glass vases :: all mine :)?

12 thoughts on “Vintage Tea Party

  1. Oh it turned out so pretty! So girly and sweet! You did such a fabulous job and the birthday girl was precious in her little outfit! Thanks for sharing. I'm already thinking ahead to my little princess' 1st birthday so don't feel bad!;)

  2. Oh. My. Goodness. I don't even know where to begin… everything is SO pretty and precious! You did an *amazing* job with this party! Love that you hung pretties from the ceiling, love the petals hanging on the front of the table, gorgeous cupcake stand, love the stack of vintage children's books!! Your little precious in that tutu is priceless. And the ruffle apron you made her… SO CUTE!! Loved all the photos… I felt like part of the party! 🙂

  3. Wow, just as I checked my email to see I comment from you – I was on your blog at the same time! LOL! It was so nice to meet you too and I’m excited to get to know everyone better. I loved that we had such a small group! Thanks for the resource recommendation – I will see if I can find it at the library. That’s my go to b/f I ever purchase something. You are so creative and I can’t believe the details in this party – it’s really precious. I am so NOT creative and artsy but I really appreciate that gifting in people. If you are interested in simplifying you might enjoy missminimalist.blogspot and becomingminimalist (joshua becker- i think). It’s been a process and I love it but I think it’s getting on my husband’s nerves. He’s tired of me throwing out all his stuff. 🙂 But I sold/gave away everything I owned b/f I moved to Israel so traveling light is something that’s been in me for a while. 🙂 Have a great week! See you monday! blessings, lgc

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