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Sunday, July 17

Nellie's Colorful Tea Party

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Want to know a secret?

My sweet little granddaughter just turned 4.

{Keep in mind I am a mother of three SONS!}
We invited all the local royalty  to celebrate
with a Tea Party.

{By the way, Nellie wore her great-grandmother's jewelry at the party.}
I made some of the decorations in advance & 
I'll link you to the posts about them.
{For instance, CLICK HERE if you want to read
about the pink mirror in the photo below.}

Here's my sweet Nellie sipping Jones soda.
To read about how I made the 
teacup centerpiece, CLICK HERE.
{PS - the little teapot in the foreground is from 
TJ Maxx. I was able to find green, blue,
& orange & they were only $5.99 each!}
I bought the large picture frame {below} at our local 
thrift store {D.I.} for $10 & sprayed it pink.
It made a great "photo booth"!
We {and of course when I say "we" I mean Hunny!} 
hung it from the tree, because we knew it
would probably be too heavy for the girls to hold.
By the way, if you're having a tea party for 
little girls, I recommend getting help from
some older girls with lots of energy!
Chloe & Bailey were so great to dress up
& help keep the little princesses happy.
Here's the adorable Princess Brinley . . . 

I just love this turquoise mirror. 
It's another thrift store find. 
CLICK HERE to see the before & after 
of the mirror & how I made the 
colorful pendant on the fence.
For the sandwiches, I called the bakery & asked
them to make pink, green & blue bread for me.
They asked if I wanted it bright & I said "Yes!".
I had pictured a green a little darker than mint.
Well, when they said "bright", they meant "bright"
as you can see in the photo below!
{I wish I'd been more specific.}
I just love these striped & polka dot straws -
ordered from Shop Sweet Lulu. So fun.
For my post about the pink chandelier
which we hung from the trees,
{Hint - it used to be brass - I paid $10 for it!}

Happy Birthday 
my little princess!


  1. Wow. What a fabulous party! Nellie is darling. How blessed she is to have you as her grandmother.

  2. Nellie is a beautiful girl and looks to be having the time of her life. Can I just say that I am stunned to find that you're a grandmother. I see now that it says so on your profile but you are so beautiful and youthful looking!!!! I'm in awe:)

  3. MICHELLE RESPONDS - Oh my goodness Carol . . . you can stop by my blog ANYTIME! Thank you for your sweet compliment. You should know I only post flattering pics of myself on my blog though! ;D

    Warmly, Michelle

  4. What an awesome tea party! Happy Birthday to your grand baby, she is a cutie! and you are a great grandma!

  5. I don't know you, but I follow you and enjoy reading your blog. This party was delightful and made me want to tuck it away to remember when my own little granddaughters (21 months and 7 months) are old enough to dress up as princesses. Thank you for sharing. Blessings!

  6. How adorable! I am going to have to remember this for my girls! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Sooooo Stinkin' Cute!!! I want a princess party, now too! And pink, blue and green bread! Who knew?! Love it, Michelle!

  8. Love!!!
    And I am fully "stealing" the photo booth frame idea for meg's tea party birthday in august:)

  9. Wow. You are one awesome Grandma!

  10. Great ideas! I think you did a marvellous job - and I'm sure your grandaughter just loved it all! :)

  11. What an amazingly adorable party! Love the mirror, chandelier and the photo booth frame. Your granddaughter is one lucky little girl! (I have sons too so I can imagine myself going crazy with girl stuff if one of them has a daughter, but they are three so I have awhile to wait. LOL :)

  12. What a sweet party for a sweet girl! So many great details! Wow, I've never seen bread so colorful :)

  13. Wow, that is an amazing party! I absolutely love the theme and hopefully I'll have a girl someday so I can use it :) You put so much work into every detail and it SHOWS! Not sure if that will happen though...between my family & my husbands family our parents have 7 grandsons--no girls!!

  14. This is sooo cute!!! I love this idea! i wish i had little girls!!!

    come link it to my woot woot wednesday linky party!

  15. What a fun party and how blessed you are with your lovely family!
    Thanks for sharing at Pinkalicious Thursday. Hope to see you this week too!

  16. Michelle,
    Your party was so fabulous!!! Love, love all of it. Can't believe you can have the bakery dye your bread like that - who would have thought???

  17. You don't look old enough to be a grandmother!

  18. What a fun party!!
    Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see more of your creativity this weekend!

  19. that is every little girl's dream party! I love the frame photo booth idea. you went to so much eeffort, I'm sure your little girl will always remember that beautiful day x

  20. Oh my gosh.. What a wonderful, colourful, gorgeous... stunning party! You've done everything soooooooooooo beautiful.. I totally adore and admire how you've put this together.. wow!!

    thanks for linking in to Colours Dekor.. :-) Totally makes my day!! I'm following you now.. and am sure hoping you'll come visit me again..

  21. I love your tea party! My daughter is going to be 6 next week and we are doing a tea party as well :) I am going to have to copy your large frame idea! So glad to have found your adorable blog!!

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comments you made on my blog today. I'm so excited that you're having a tea party. You're gonna love it! Please send me a picture!

      Warmly, Michelle

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