Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bo-Bo Turns 6

For Hannah's birthday, we decided on a tea party. I made the invitations into little teapots that said "We're brewing up something special for Hannah's 6th Birthday!" and I wrote each girls name on a tea bag coming out of the pot. I know, I'm a genius!

We asked the girls to come in their best party dresses and they looked beyond adorable. My mother, who quite possible has more china than the Queen Mum herself, set a beautiful table complete with a lace tablecloth and fresh flowers. The girls were so sweet, carefully picking up their teacups and saucers and snacking on crackers and cheese.


After teatime, the girls got to make bracelets and necklaces which was a huge hit. They danced around the living room with their new jewelery and had a ball. Hannah's beaming face was the best present of the day.


The fun part for me when planning my kid's parties is always the cake. I don't have the amazing skill set of Katie or Heather, but I like to play around with new things and make something original for each cake. Naturally, I decided on a teapot and with the guidance of Heather and about 23 phone calls, I did ok. Hannah was beyond thrilled and that's all that mattered.


After opening her gifts and sending her friends home, Hannah remarked that "this was the best possible day!" Mission accomplished.

13 comments:

tharker said...

I love it!

Everything from the invitations (I saw one at Lindsay's. So cute!) to the cake, to sweet Bo-nan's smile spells perfection!

Heather said...

That cake is adorable! I'm cracking up about your mom's china collection... the queen mum would be proud. Maybe even jealous!

stylist to the stars said...

Al had a great time. The cake was great (I can't believe you threw it away).

Dandee said...

The smile on her face shows how special she felt. You are one amazing mama.

Ms. Kristen said...

Love the cake! Very cute!
I missed Sienna today! It was picture day! I think we may be able to redo the class picture next week when she comes back! When is she coming home?

Kelly said...

Wow Karen! That cake is amazing. I also love how Hannah's dress matches the frosting.

Looks like a perfect girly-girl party. Tell Hannah I'm sorry I missed it. I still think back on my last tea party with her, I especially liked the imaginary pizza we served with our tea. :)

Sara said...

What a fun idea to have girls tea party, very cute. I love the cake.

lindsay>boo said...

The cake turned out terrific. Kaiya had a great time. It was funny though. When Kaiya was getting dressed, she was begging me to find her Easter dress from 2 years ago that had big polka dots on it because she knew that Hannah and Sienna would be wearing their polka dot dresses. When we got there, sure enough, your girls were wearing their polka dot dresses and then Kaiya gave me a look that pretty much said, "See! I told you so! I should have had MY polka dot dress too."

Amy said...

That cake is AWESOME! What a perfect girly party!

Ashley said...

Karen, you are amazing. Seriously, that cake is awesome and the whole party just sounded like a success. And Hannah loaded up on the gifts, my goodness! :) Such cute kids. I miss you guys!

Jan said...

That is the cutest idea for a party. The cake is so cute Karen. And everyone looked angelic. Oh to be that age again. Happy Birthday.

AOlson said...

The party looks amazing!! GREAT job on the cake, it looked beautiful. Way to go SUPER MOM!!

polka dots said...

that cake rocks karen.