Beth's "Belles" and Whistles

Monday, May 23, 2011

Meagan's 3rd Tinkerbell Tea Party

Wow! What a month - I'm not even sure where to begin . . . For the past three Saturdays, I've been heavily involved in planning and participating in 3 very different party events:  1.) Meagan's 3rd Tinkerbell Tea Party 2.) Celebrating the Miracle of Baby Allison Grace and 3.) My nephew's Wedding! Whew! Tired just thinking about it all!  However, I've had a blast working on these three events, and now that they are all over and done with, I can begin blogging again!!!!

I have to start with Meagan's 3rd Tinkerbell Tea Party!  I had soooo much fun planning for this event!  Meagan is my only daughter - so she gets a full dose of prissy from her mother whether she likes it or not! Thankfully, she LOVES all things prissy and that's where the inspiration for this party all began! 

A few months ago, around the time that I started to discover how much I love planning parties, I began my online research for ideas about a tea party for Meagan's 3rd Birthday!  I didn't want a Princess Tea Party or a Victorian Tea Party (although I love both of those themes - I wanted to save them for another year!), I wanted to somehow combine Tinkerbell with a Tea Party!  This research led me to two of my favorite party planning sites:

1.)  http://partywishesscv.blogspot.com/2009/09/tinkerbell-party.html



2.) http://www.thetomkatstudio.com/kates-fairy-garden-birthday-party-part-one/


I used both of these sites for my inspiration, and I added some ideas of my own!  Today's blog will feature the cake table and the party tables only of the final product that was captured in pictures so wonderfully for me by a new sweet friend Whitney Tucker at http://www.modernimagesphotography.blogspot.com/ :

The Cake and Sweets Table
  • Above the cake table, you will find tissue poms that I created following a Martha Stewart tutorial.  I flanked these poms in tissue paper flower garland from the "Spring Fling" line at The Dollar Tree.  I made the "Happy Birthday Meagan" sign, the food tags, and all of the candy toppers myself with a CRICUT, ribbons, and lollipop sticks.  The candy pails were purchased at both the dollar spot in Target and The Dollar Tree - I added the flower embellishments from http://www.haloheaven.com/   The hot pink photo frames are from my favorite - Home Goods - as are the white party dishes to which I tied pink polka dot ribbon!  The fantastic cake is designed by Amanda owner of Piece 'A Cake Bakery http://pieceacake.vpweb.com/ The candies and cookies were purchased on clearance after Easter at Walmart, The Dollar Tree, and Harry and David's.  I made the Fairy Pretzel Wands myself.  Here are some more detail pictures of the Cake Table:


Pixie Sticks and Butterfly Lollipops

Marsh Mallow Pixie Chicks and Fairy Berries in Apothecary Jars

Meagan's Tinkerbell Tea Pot Cake by Piece 'A Cake Bakery

Candy Dishes from Home Goods

Scrapbook Style Banner by Me!
Cookies from Walmart and Toppers by Me!

Fairy Pretzel Wands by Me!

    
    Party Tables
    
  • The picture above is of the Head Party Table. Each table included at least one of the Disney Fairies - the head table hosted Tinkerbell and Vidia, of course!  Each place setting included a place mat that I CRICUT designed from a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper.  A large pink luncheon plate, a doily, a small Tinkerbell dessert plate, napkin rolled plastic ware tied with a ribbon and accented by a butterfly clip, a teacup with either a flower or butterfly ring pop peeping from the top, and either a butterfly or flower cookie or lollipop on the side.  Here are some detail pics of the tables:
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    Tinkerbell at the Head Table
    
    Teapots and Tea Cups from Amazon with Flower Ring Pops
    
    Tinkerbell Place Settings
    I have soooo many more details to share, but for now, I'll leave you with thoughts of fairies and pixie dust, and a promise that I'll return tomorrow with more belles and whistles in pictured detail!  Until then . . .  Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust!

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