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.