Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Chocola-"Tea" Party

Whew!! What a party. I am so glad it's over. It took up an entire 2 weeks of my life. It was a huge success and Daphne loved it.

When she told me that she wanted to have a "chocolate" party, I immedietly went to my dear friend Ira (she needs to open a party planning business-she's amazing) and asked her what I should do. Between her, Google, and some ideas I found on a few other friend's blogs, we came up with a Chocolat-"Tea" Party.... get it? A chocolatey party? Haha...I found these super cute invites and included some delicious chocolate with them-the info part slid into the teapot as the lid.

We set a beautiful table for afternoon tea (hot chocolate) and some chocolatey snacks

rice crispy treats, 2 different flavors of marshmellows, pretzels, and fruit to dip into our chocolate fountain

I got this idea from my friend Miranda's blog-super cute for our skewers

tiny cupcakes for our party-everything is cuter when it's a mini version :)

Ira made this darling sign for me

The place settings

The hot chocolate maker made the "tea" a breeze

Take home favor-a little purse filled with everything a girl needs-lip gloss and nail polish to touch up any chips :)

One of our games was Put the Lid on the Teapot. The girls earned their boas by playing this game

We also played Musical Teapot (the teapot was filled with beaded necklaces and whoever was holding the teapot when the music stopped got to reach in and take one) and read the adorable book "Tea for Ruby"

Here is the basket for our "stations". We had 3-hair, nails, and make-up, to be beautified and ready for our tea party. After the girls completed the 3 stations, they received a beaded bracelet

At the hair station, they received a flower clip in their hair (I MADE these!! Proud? Yes, yes you are :)

So, after the girls arrived (they all looked SO adorable dressed in their Tea Party finest!) we read Tea for Ruby and talked all about our tea party manners and how we need to behave at a tea party.
I then turned on the tea party scene in Alice in Wonderland for the girls to watch while we rotated them through our 3 stations and they got all nice and pretty for the tea party
Ira and her daughter Hannah came to help me with the entire party. She is such a wonderful friend. Ira did the make-up, Hannah did the nails, and I did the hair.

The girls all dolled up and watching the movie

We then played our party games to earn the rest of our tea party attire. Here is Musical Teapot
Daphne choosing a necklace

Playing Put the Lid on the Teapot

Daphne choosing her boa

All the girls waiting patiently for their turn

Finally! All decked out and ready for our Chocolate Tea Party! Such darling girls!

Yum Yum! Perfect Tea Party manners!

That's right Birthday Girl.... use that napkin!

Having a grand time

Daphne "leading" everyone in singing Happy Birthday to her
After we washed 10 little hands and faces (and tried to spot clean a few dresses!) it was gift time! Daphne received lots of fun presents-barbies, make-up, a princess phone, and littlest pet shop-all things girly! I had to include the picture below. She received a chocolate treat making kit-perfect for a chocolate lover like her! Can you tell that she liked it?! :)

After we passed out 10 little purses and ten pink and brown balloons, it was time to say farewell to her friends. Daphne loved her birthday party so I can say it was a success!


Ashlie said...

I love everything you did...looks like a good time.

The Jubbs said...

So so so so so so so so sooooooooo cute!! Thank you for all the details. I'm going to print this and keep it for later!! It was just awesome. You are super mom! And I am going to assume that Andy was super dad in taking care of the rest of the brood while you did all this. Kudos to both of you! Soooo wish I could have been there!

Britt said...

WOW! I hope my kids never go to parties like that because they will be pretty disappointed in the parties I throw for them. SO adorable! You must have been tired that night. She is so cute!

Shana Smith said...

Love little girl birthday parties, I too think Birthdays are super special and try to make that day of theirs (mine to really, I birthed them that day) the very best! Did I ever tell you that we have that exact same table, love it.. And I LOVE that white cake stand.... L.O.V.E it! Once again you have the most ADORABLE kids!!

Emily said...

I think I would have had a good time at a party like that! What a fantastic idea. So cute I love it all! If I ever have a little girl I might just have to steal this idea!

Most Happy Girl said...

How cute is this? What a great idea. You are so creative. I don't know how you do it all with 5 kids and a husband. You are superwoman.

Becca and Brian said...

that is such a cute idea. I wasn't sure when her birthday was but I need to mail her gift from the girls. I think I might have to steal this Idea!

Matt and Joanna said...

everything about this party is adorable! i don't know how you did it, but what a lucky (and cute) little girl!