April 12, 2010

Little Girl's Tea Party

The invitations were sent.

The table was set.

The guests arrived.

J.O.Y.







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361. Tea parties with happy little girls

362. A little girl of our own to do these things with!

363. Little girl laughter ~ in abundance!

364. Beads to string into pretty necklaces and bracelets

365. Twister ~ games to play

366. Patience extended to me by a little guest when I drop her beads ~
T.H.R.E.E. times! :)

367. Little girls in dresses

368. British traditions that can be passed on


370. Mummy friendships that flourish with the knowledge
that we are in this together!

371. Eleven little voices around the table

372. Boys that kept themselves occupied while the party was on
and Dad was out (at a funeral) ~ Mum had a *few* things to keep busy with! :)

373. Imaginations put into action

374. Joy in the small things ~ they really are the B.I.G.

375. Sunny days

Many Blessings, Camille

17 comments:

Heather said...

Oh, how special, Camille!
You did a beautiful job on the party table. Sounds like it was so much fun.
Have a good day!
Love, Heather

Nadine said...

Looks like a lovely birthday celebration! I am sure she will have wonderful memories of this special birthday tea party!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Christa said...

Camille,
What a beautiful tea party! And those cupcakes! Delicious! I hope it was a blessing for you and your daughter.

In the love of Christ,

Christa

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

The kids and I were flipping over those cute candles!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Very pretty! I've never seen the swirly candles before. Super cute!

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

What a lovely way to celebrate a birthday party for a little girl - I LOVE the real tea cups. Who says that children have to have paper cups and plates. These pictures remind me of my 2nd birthday in England which my mother chose to celebrate with a proper English tea. The table was also set with pretty pink china. My daughter who turns 13 this year has said she would like a very special afternoon tea to celebrate. It is a lovely British tradition I'm happy to pass on also!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

We did a dress up party for our youngest daughter when she was about 6. Such precious memories were made! Your party looks....YUMMY!

Cinnamon said...

What a beautiful tea party! I love seeing what others do and how they decorate~

Thanks for sharing~

~Cinnamon

Trisha said...

Camille,
So nice to "meet" you, too! I love your name and your blog. They're both simply lovely. The tea party is beautiful...a great idea to do with my daughter for her 10th birthday, perhaps. Thanks for the encouragement today.

Camille said...

Heather ~ It was so much fun for all of us! Thanks for your encouragement! :)

Nadine ~ I trust we will both have fun memories of it ~ thanks for your kind words! :)

Christa ~ It is precious to have these moments with our GIRL...sometimes I still pinch myself...I never thought I would have these opportunities! :)

Stacie ~ Too funny...you and Jackie really are identical twins ~ look at your comments! I love it!! Those candles were just at the grocery store where they sell the cake decorating stuff...maybe they have them in your store? :)

Jackie ~ I had to chuckle that you and your sister both had similar comments...and one right after the other too...very fun! Emma likes those candles and helped me pick them out...they don't last long though. :)

Ann ~ Oh how lovely that you know about the proper British Tea...how wonderful that your daughter wants to have a tea party birthday party! I agree...china is to be used and enjoyed!! It makes it so special! :)

Cindy ~ It is so wonderful to be able to do these things isn't it! I'm sure your girl has fond memories of her special party...what fun you did that with her! :)

Cinnamon ~ Thanks for your sweet encouragement...I enjoy seeing what others do too...it helps in the ideas department! :)

Trisha ~ Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet compliments! :) Oh I am sure your girl would *love* a tea party...it's not difficult to do, but it leaves such a big impression! Enjoy!

Blessings,
Camille

J said...

How much fun!!! You are wonderful to take the time to celebrate life in such an extravagant and fun way! No doubt your Emma will hide away this memory in her heart for a long time!

Sharon said...

How beautiful Camille! And the table looks great too! Emma looks so sweet and I bet she had a wonderful time and will treasure this day :) Thanks for sharing your blessings with us!

Have a blessed day in the Lord!
Sharon

Camille said...

J ~ It was actually easier than other birthday parties I have done...the girls were old enough to be like little ladies and the majority of the time was spent around the table. Such delight! :)

Sharon ~ Oh how wonderful to do these special things. Have you ever done somthing similar with your ladies at church? I'm sure you have! :)

With Love,
Camille

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

This totally reminds me of the sweet tea party we had for Victoria, now 14, then 6. It was so fun and so precious!

Then, I think when she was 11 or so, we had a Maidens of Virtue tea party and invited a few godly friends and their mamas to speak words of wisdom into her young heart. It was so sweet. Wonderful memories.

Teresa said...

Oh how lovely and special! I love your beautiful table and cupcakes. We often have afternoon tea just with Abby and me, but it makes me want to plan another tea party now with friends!

Camille said...

Dear Michelle ~ I *love* that idea of having a party where the older ladies speak to the younger with words of wisdom! How precious that you shared that with your girl! It's beautiful! :)

With Love,
Camille

Camille said...

Dear Teresa ~ You visited while I was writing out comments, so I missed you until now! Tea parties with friends are very special, but how lovely that you have afternoon tea just with your daughter...such precious times!! :)

Blessings,
Camille