Take a kitchenware and crockery obsessed mother with a keen eye for detail, a beautiful birthday girl, a few willing pals (one, conveniently, a baker with a camera) and you get a pretty fabulous birthday tea party for a wee girlie. Ali raided my blog props, I re-arranged her furniture and a very obliging Katy was roped in to be a pom-pom hanger (she’s the tallest!)/reflector holder/ flower arranger. The birthday girl danced in with her friends after school, one of whom was Lil Lassie, put on their party frocks and proceeded to eat their way to a sugar overload. And here’s why!
The beautiful, whimsical illustration in the picture, by artist Vanessa Valencia was one of the gifts for the birthday girl, from her parents. The invitations and thank-you cards were also her work and provided a fantastic colour palette to work from. You can find more of Vanessa’s stunning work on her Etsy shop, A Fanciful Twist.
You can’t have a party without cake. A luxurious vanilla flavoured ruffle cake, frosted with my go-to Sweetapolita Swiss Meringue Buttercream, was the perfect choice.
Lemon Fairy Cakes with Fondant Icing, Cheese Croissants and Assorted Sandwiches filled up the tiered stand. There was also lemonade, bon bons and coconut covered marshmallows. It was all a little mad, a little much and terribly pink and the girl couldn’t be happier! Thanks Ali for letting me be part of your girl’s day. She’s a wee cracker and does you proud!
PS: Katy hard at work! Thanks so much! Couldn’t do without you! xx