We had a garden tea birthday party this weekend, and thankfully the weather cooperated. It's a lovely way to celebrate age 8, don't you think?
Favors--hand sewn drawstring pouches (along with a teacup each girl decorated herself at the party).
Strawberry Lemonade cake.
A simple and pretty table setting outside on the deck (too windy to set up in the garden that day). Real dishware and cloth napkins. An assortment of tea in a basket. A tiered plate rack (empty in this photo, but filled with finger sandwiches). I think the only plastic we encountered was the tea bag wrappers.
Strawberry teapot fabric from my stash cut as a simple table runner over a simple white tablecloth (my grandmother's once upon a time).
Flowers from the garden in a strawberry-shaped pitcher. There were more activities planned, but the weather was so lovely, the girls enjoyed spending most of their time playing together on the swings. It was a beautiful day!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.