Monday, June 14, 2010

Tea Party decorations

It's almost time for a very important date - The Mad Tea Party hosted by A Fanciful Twist!

I have been madly preparing as this year (my second year participating) will be a party with lots of guests.

To get in to the party one must have a ticket. (A digital purchase from MM Scrap Shoppe)

I'll be serving mint water along with the tea so I made some tags to tie to the carafes. I used my tag punch, hand-wrote the message (which explains a lot about how it looks, doesn't it?) and used a mini-stamp to decorate the edge.

As a fan of the Swanky Tables blog I saw these party banners recently and rummaged through my supplies.

I used white garden string, white glue and wide ribbon (and smaller ribbon to fill in) with edges cut to points.

Of course if you want one that looks REALLY good the lovely Paperklip Design has a fantastic assortment.

Next I tackled the mini top hat using Fetish Faerie's instructions. I made mine out of paper and I really recommend using fabric instead - that way you can stitch your seams together and I think it would just be way, way easier. Here in it's not-quite-complete state:

Oh drat! I didn't get a photo of my Merry Unbirthday banner. Well you can see it here at the party on the 26th - don't be late for this very important date!

Cake bite recipe found here. Candied orange peel recipe here.

Linking to:

Making the World Cuter


theUngourmet said...

It's all darling! Especially that cute hat! ;)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I can't wait for the party! You're going to be ready for the fun! ♥

Staci J said...

That's adorable!! I love the theme and how you put it all together! Visiting from

Mari said...

How divine, love it all!!!
visiting from making the world cuter linky party! Wish I were coming to yours!

cat said...

OMG! I am totally crashing your party on the 26th - and it's a long weekend for me so I've got the time to travel!

Now I just need to figure out where you live. Drat, I should have kept all those etsy parcel wrappings!

Missie said...

I really like your little handmade labels. Super cute!

Olivia said...

I love the hat!!


Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Love the hat! Can't wait to see it all come together.