Sunday, February 8, 2009

tea party

Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting a birthday tea party for our 5 year old at our home. Everything went swimmingly well.

Tea (lemonade) for 10(ish).
Lovely china dishes.
Charming paper dolls.
Pretty paper parasols.
Silk flower headbands.
A comfortable sunny day in the middle of winter.
Precious company.
One little girl, her heart filled with joy.
Good times.

The Menu:

* Chocolate hazelnut flower-shaped sandwiches
* Almond butter & strawberry preserve flower-shaped sandwiches
* Pink & white heart-shaped strawberry marshmallows
* Chicken & apple salad with cranberry chutney on small rolls
* Roasted red pepper hummus tray with sliced cucumber, pretzel crisps, & small flower-shaped tortillas
* Kid friendly crudite: baby carrots, red bell pepper, & celery with ranch dressing
* Shortbread & Biscoff cookies
* Lemon poppy seed two-bite scones
* Strawberries & green grapes
* Lemonade poured from a pretty teapot
* Vegan vanilla cupcakes topped with fluffy buttercream frosting
* Beverage for parents: sparkling pink lemonade, sparkling limeade, organic coffee & a glass pitcher filled with water

While I am not a big fan of children's music I like to make sure the music is definitely age appropriate, but kid and adult friendly.

The Playlist:

1. Find A Way / Smoosh
2. Ageless Beauty / Most Serene Republic (Stars)
3. Secret Heart / Feist
4. Tonite, You Belong To Me / Cold War Kids
5. One, Two, Three, Four / Feist
6. I Feel It All / Feist
7. Noisy At the Circus / Head Like a Kite
8. Take Me to the Riot / Stars
9. We're Going to Be Friends/ the White Stripes
10. Bag of Hammers / Thao Nguyen
11. Beat / Thao Nguyen
12. Send Me on My Way / Rusted Root
13. You are the Only One I love / JayMay
14. Sleep / Azure Ray
15. You are My Flower / Ida
16. Lover's lane / Ida
17. Mushaboom / Feist
18. Reunion / Jason Collett
19. Science vs. Romance / Rilo Kiley
20. Ill Willed Person / JayMay
21. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? / She & Him
22. With Arms Outstretched / Rilo Kiley
23. Minuet in G / Ludwig Van Beethoven
24. We're Going to be Friends / Jack Johnson
25. .Nantes / Beirut


Amelia said...

What a wonderful party for a 5 yr old! Love the poofy paper lanterns, and the menu too!

Innkeeper said...

Hi Amelia!
The pink paper poofs will stay up
through the end of February. I guess they'll be appropriate until then. :)

Thecitycradle said...

Hi. I saw your party on the creative hostess, how lovely! Just wanted to let you know I am running a contest where you can win $100 gift card to Anthroplogie- I think your party would be a great addition-