Monday, July 9, 2012

Tea Party Preparations

I've been asked to teach a class on Manners to 140 young ladies at my church in a week. We will be having a Tea Party...well actually 8 Tea Parties since the girls (aged 8 - 11) will be divided into 8 groups.
I have been having TOO much fun preparing for this! I wanted to share some of the fun things I have been collecting. As you can see my color scheme is pink, hot pink and Tourquoise. I learned how to make these cute mints from my daughter-in-law. They are so simple: 1 cup of powdered sugar to 1 ounce of cream cheese-blend well, and add a few drops of color and a drop or so of flavor (lemon, vanilla, almond, etc.).  Then, roll them into little balls, dip ball in granulated sugar and dip rubber mold in sugar. Press dough in mold and immediately pop it out to dry. So easy!
A few trips to Goodwill netted me this old brass candle stick which I promptly spray painted pink.

I found two identical 3-tiered plate stands which I also painted. I couldn't resist making these fabulous large tissue flowers that I have been seeing all over Pinterest. I made some in hot pink as well, and will glue together for a hanging pom pom at the party.
This is the poster I made for one wall. I wish photos picked up glitter better because I loaded it on! My philosophy has always been "you can never have too much glitter"!
I cut pennants from my fabric stash to hang from the ceiling. I found these tiny clothespins and spray painted them pink, of course. I will take pictures at the event so we can both see how it all turns out. Check back in a week or so! I hope you're all enjoying your summer!


scott pierce said...

this looks great mom! Holly

vicki said...

This is just precious! These little girls are so lucky to have you to do this for them! Your decorations are perfection--/ you've done a wonderful thing here--