Monday, January 19, 2015

Six Years Old: Evie's Tea Party!

Evie decided a tea party would be the perfect way to celebrate turning 6! One of her friends had a tea party a few months ago so we knew it would be a blast. 

We invited all the girls in her class plus some of her friends from preschool etc. Everyone came except two people so there were lots of sweet little girls in my house! All of the girls were invited to bring their dolls. Lots of American Girl dolls were in attendance! This was Evie's first party without boys and she had a hard time committing to a tea party theme because she wanted some special friends to attend. It was so interesting to watch Evie work this out on her own! 

TracyAnn sets everything from up on the table with beautiful linens on the table, chair covers and decorations for the table. It was an easy party just lots of girls. TracyAnn brought tables and we borrowed chairs from everyone we knew. Our plan had been to use the dining room but not with eighteen girls. It worked out nicely to move the kitchen table into the garage so we had plenty of room for the tables in the kitchen. It was girly and pretty! I wish I had taken more pictures of TracyAnn's handiwork because it was impressive. TracyAnn is a "boy mom" and gets her little girl fix with tea party galore every weekend. 

Evie had a ball and was so HAPPY! It was wonderful to see her beaming with joy and feeling celebrated by her friends.

TracyAnn helped the girls make a tutu for their dolls. 

The girls applied makeup and walked the red carpet. Evie really liked that. 

We finished off with a super-fancy tea party. Fruit, popcorn and M&M's along with a gorgeous birthday cake. Tomika made the most beautiful cake - she took my vision and turned it into reality. The cake was delicious too - chocolate with buttercream frosting. 

Evie received some wonderful gifts and gave all of her friends tea party charm bracelets in tea pot boxes. Carl and I put those together last week and thank goodness we did not wait until the last minute. Home parties are lots of work and I could not have done it without Carl. He mopped and vacuumed and cleaned windows. He helped me a ton and then took Henry out for a bit because Henry would have been the bull in the china shop. Henry showed up at the end for some cake and to see the girls. 

Evie and I had a delightful time at the party and it will be a treasured memory for sure. What a special afternoon with her sweet friends and some of mine eating sweets and drinking tea. Next year, you can find us at Chuckie Cheese -just kidding. It was wonderful but exhausting. Evie loved it and that makes all the hard work worth it. 

Happy 6th Birthday, Evie! Mommy and Daddy think you are tea-riffic! We love you more than all the tea in China. 

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