One of my very favorite things to find in my email is a zip file of party photos from a client. Whether a mom has purchased a Party Plan, Custom Party Plan, or Party Kit, she’s going to put her own spin on the party — and I can’t wait to see it! So I was thrilled last week to find Sue’s photos of her daughters’ joint birthday party.

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Sue’s girls were turning 4 and 6, and at those ages, a Vintage Tea Party is just the right theme. Sue started by purchasing my Vintage Tea Party Plan and then asked me to customize a Party Kit for her. I am always happy to change quantities or alter what’s included in a Party Kit — after all, it’s about making your party easy!

Sue needed:

  • Shabby Chic Fabric Happy Birthday Banner
  • Doily Place Cards
  • 14″ Doilies for Place Mats
  • Pink Fabric Napkins
  • Pink Organza Chair Ties
  • Felt Cookie Favors (3 cookies per set)
  • Decorated Goodie Bags
  • Maribou-trimmed Wrist Length Gloves
  • White Hats for Decorating
  • Feather Boas, Silk Peonies, and Butterflies for Decorating Hats
  • Pink Crackers with Necklaces
  • Vintage Books Painted Shades of Pink

Typically, my kit includes tea cups and saucers as well, but Sue scored an amazing deal. She emailed me that, “I bought all the tea cups a few days ago at the Salvation Army! I also bought 10 full place settings with them. Get this, they were only $10! The cups weren’t exactly what I wanted, but for that price, I’ll take it!”

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Here are the girls walking while balancing books on their heads — learning how to be little ladies.

Sue's tea party book balancing

Here’s a peek at the dessert table, after the girls had dug in. Love that Sue re-purposed the tablecloth from last year’s Flower Fairy Party into a backdrop for her tea party!

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Sue did a great job with her tea cup finds!Sue's tea party dining tableThe birthday girls, and all their guests with their decorated tea party hats.Sue's tea party cutiesThe best compliment I can get is to have a mom ask me to help her year after year. I’m so looking forward to helping Sue again next year! She says, “Thank you again for all your help! After last year’s party, I wasn’t sure I could top that and now I did this year. Now what do I do for next year!!??”

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