Choosing your celebration cake for your kids party, Christening or baby shower shouldn’t be hard. Here are some tips to make the process a little bit easier thanks to talented baker Catie of Sweetly Baked Perth
- Make a wish list
Before you meet with your baker, make sure you have an idea about what you like and what you don’t like. Meeting your baker with a list of what you love, what you like and what you would never ever want, helps with clear communication between you and your baker.
Bring with you decoration designs, invites, colour swatches etc that you’ll be using throughout your celebration to help with design ideas.
Keep in mind though, every baker has their own style and set of design skills and most won’t copy a cake exactly, especially if it is another baker’s hard work and ideas.
Not all cake makers are the same. Some can create amazing sugar flowers and fondant creations, while others choose to only work with buttercream.
Ask for pictures of previous work, stalk social media and read the comments, look at the cake-maker’s website and see if that particular baker makes cakes in the styles that you like. Send them through pictures of what you like, and ask if they have made something similar beforehand. They will let you know if it’s something they can do.
Consider your budget! Be realistic about what you can and can’t afford.
You might really want that embellished seven-tier cake, but if it doesn’t fit in your budget, don’t be afraid to ask your baker for alternative suggestions that still give a wow factor. A good cake decorator will make helpful suggestions, while still meeting your cake dreams.
Choose something that YOU will enjoy, not what you think others will like. Most of the time, you’ll end up with leftover cake and you’ll be the one eating it! Double check with your baker if they charge extra for “premium flavours and fillings”. Not everyone does, but it is something to keep in mind.
Most bakers will also offer cake samples/tasting boxes (usually for a fee that is deducted from the total if you go ahead with the order). Take the opportunity to taste cakes and meet with the baker if you can.
- Something Different
Is someone attending your celebration who might not be into cake? Are you not that into cake yourself?
There are lots of alternative on offer if you’re one of those people. You could go for cupcakes, sugar cookies, baked donuts, bite size brownies, dessert cups.
All these things look and taste delicious and will still give you that awe-inspiring dessert table.
Thanks to Catie from Sweetly Baked Perth for these fantastic tips! As you can see from the images above, her creations are gorgeous! If you’re in Perth you can get in touch with her here!
Today we are meeting Carol from Deliciously Yours who offers a unique service for easy planning for your kids birthday party!
Carol creates custom party stationary AND gorgeous matching cake and desserts (Sydney) . This means everything is coordinated and you only have to deal with one person to create the overall look, feel and theme of your child’s birthday party and have it all come to life in the cake and stationery!
I just LOVE this amazing mermaid cake Carol created:
Carol, tell us a bit about yourself:
I am the founder and owner of deliciously yours. I am a creative spirit, a lawyer and most importantly, a mum. I am passionate about designing and creating – I think it’s one of those things that defines who I am.
How did you start cake decorating and stationery design?
By accident! A friend of mine gifted me a cake decorating book for my birthday. I had never even heard of fondant or ganache at this stage. I first attempted a cake for my son’s 2nd birthday and fell in love with the whole process – perfecting the baking and each of the recipes, hand colouring fondant, mastering ganache – and above all, the designing!
I kept practising on family and friends until I felt comfortable that my work was up to scratch. And so, deliciously yours was born. I was an art student and really missed using my creative side and so deliciously yours has given me the most amazing opportunity to keep using my creative side.
I launched my stationery range earlier this year. I love planning parties for my own family and friends and love the idea of a theme for a party – and it all starts with the invitation. I love teaming my invitations with a unique cake and party favours, thank you cards or back drop (I’m crazy about this stuff!).
Describe your concept and style
So what is deliciously yours – flour and ink?
The concept is simple – unique cakes + matching stationery. I bake your cakes, I design and print all your invitations and party paper. You only deal with me and we work together to create something memorable for my clients and their families.
My style is nice clean lines (my cakes have gorgeous razor sharp edges!) and soft colours. I love modern hand painting and stencilling as well as traditional piping and sugar flowers.
Less is more – I like to stick to a couple of simple techniques to let the cake really shine.
What does a typical day look like?
My day is filled with meetings and family responsibilities. My evenings are usually quite relaxed and that’s when I work on my designs or sugar flowers or learn a new technique.
What is your most memorable project?
My son’s 2nd birthday cake – it was my first ever attempt at a fondant covered cake and he loved it! It really made me stop and think about doing this more often and getting better and better.
What is your favourite aspect of your job?
I love designing and playing with colour. Some days its hand colouring fondant, other days its working on a sketch or new colour palette. I often have ideas racing through my head when I talk to a client about their ideas. I love the collaborative part of what I do.
What advice would you give to a potential client when planning their cake?
Start with a theme – whether it’s a colour, texture, character or anything else that represents who they are. Everything falls in place after that!
Do some ‘research’ to get a feel for what designs they like and what inspires them. After that, I work with my clients and talk through what the celebration is about, what is important to them and how we can best represent that.
What I love about deliciously yours is that each one of my designs is different. They are unique to my client and what they are celebrating. I love helping them create that snapshot in time they want to remember forever – whether it’s wedding, 1st birthday, Christening.
Complete this sentence:
“I am happiest when… I am with my 2 little boys.”
Thank you Carol for sharing some of your business and inspiration with us as well as advice!
Now if you want a little piece of Deliciously Yours in your own home, Carol has shared her delicious vanilla cupcake recipe with us!
I’m looking forward to giving these a try:
Vanilla cupcake recipe (makes 12)
What you need…
115g unsalted butter (room temp or warmed a teeny bit in your microwave)
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs (room temp not cold)
3/4 cup milk
1 cup plain flour
1 cup self raising flour
What to do…
Preheat your oven to 170 (fan forced).
Beat the butter and sugar in your mixer until light and fluffy. The colour should be nice and pale and the texture almost silky smooth. On medium to high speed, this usually takes me around 5 minutes.
Add your eggs (one at a time) and your vanilla – beating well after each egg.
Add your milk and flour alternately and just fold. If you over mix your cupcakes won’t be nice and fluffy.
Spoon mixture into your pretty cupcake cases. I use 2 spoons to scoop them in or you can use an ice cream scoop. Bake for around 18-20 minutes. Do not over bake or they won’t be soft and scrumptious!
Thank you Carol!
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A cupcake decorating or baking party is a fantastic theme especially for slightly older girls. It provides a fun hands on activity and something they can all eat and enjoy at the party or at home!
Pastel colours work well with this party theme as well as incorporating some sprinkle/confetti party items. It’s also a chance to set up a fun table for the kids to sit and decorate their creations.
I hope you enjoy all the Cupcake Decorating/Baking party finds in this blog post – most of which are from vendors in the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory. Remember to click on the image to be taken to where you can purchase or order the item from.
Invitations and Printables
So many cute and pretty invitations and printables to suit a Cake decorating/Baking party:
Little Miss Cupcake invitation by The Poppit – Little Red Chick
Clever Little Cupcake invitation – I Will Invitations
Love JK Let’s Celebrate and Baking invitation – Love The Occasion
Love JK’s Cut and Make Celebrate n Bake party kit – Love The Occasion
Baking party invitations and matching printables – Giggles and Grace Designs
Bake Shop invitation printable – Upon a Time Designs
Baking party printables – Paper Blossom Creations
Sweet Little Shop printables – Pretty and Print
Baking party invitations – Emajine Design
A pretty backdrop which could be modified to suit a birthday party:
Baking party backdrop – Giggles and Grace Designs
Cupcake party decorating kit – Just Party Supplies
Some hanging decor in pastel colours:
Paper fans duck egg cameo – The Party Parlour
Pastel chevron lantern – Saffy and May
Purple polka dot lantern – Little Red Chick
Peach honeycomb lantern – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Mint paper lanterns – Sweet Tea Party Supplies
A cupcake garland such as this would be fantastic to incorporate into the decorations:
Handmade cupcake patty garland – Ella Jane Crafts
I thought this wooden spoon chandelier was such a clever and cute decorating item made by Sweet Bambini Event Styling in this amazing cake decorating party!
Wooden Spoon Chandelier – Sweet Bambini Event Styling
A cute cupcake tablecloth for the kids table:
Cupcake tablecloth by Alimrose – Party and Co
Or use a pastel tablerunner over a plain white tablecloth:
Pink and white spot table runner – The Party Parlour
There are are sweet party plates perfect for a cake decorating/baking party:
Baking party plates – Just Party Supplies
Baking party plates – Just Party Supplies
Cupcake party plates – Just Party Supplies
Confetti dot paper plates – Little Red Chick
Lilac candy stripe plates – Little Red Chick
Polkadot raspberry plates – Little Red chick
Pink polka dot plates – Sweet Tea Party Supplies
Cake and Desserts
If you’re in Melbourne, this is a useful pack with all you need for a cupcake decorating party!:
Cupcake party pack – Cake Pops and More (Melbourne)
These cute DIY Cupcake packs are also perfect for a cupcake decorating party:
Pom pom fairy cupcake DIY kit – Mumma Cakes
If you want the kids to do some cookie making and decorating at the party then these little cookie bottle mixers are the easiest way to do it as they have all the dry ingredients needed! They are also the perfect little favours for a baking party:
Cookie mixer bottles – Sweet Health
These kid friendly cookie and cupcake decorating accessories are great for this party theme:
Cookie and cupcake decorating kit for kids – Chalet
Various tubes and tins which could be used to display the different toppings for decorating:
Favour tubes and tins to use for toppings – Style Party Love
I also love this idea as a way of setting out each cupcake and toppings for each child:
Cupcake decorating idea using paint palette – Color of Love Valentine party on the Dawny Poo blog
Some sweet cupcake toppers for decorating!:
Pom pom cupcake toppers by Pom Pom Princess – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
I couldn’t do a baking party theme without sharing some fun and cute baking cups and cupcake wrappers you could use!:
Sprinkles Robert Gordon cupcake cases – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Chevron cupcake wrapper – Saffy and May
Pink and white stripe baking cups – Love The Occasion
Le Petit Gateau baking cups – The Party Parlour
Paper Eskimo carnival baking cup – The Party Parlour
Floral cupcake wrappers – Just Party Supplies
Cake Shop petite cupcake kit – Ready to Party
Some fun and pretty items to display the cupcakes:
Pink dot cardboard cake stand – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Frills and Frosting cardboard cupcake stand – Styled Pretty
Clear cupcake pedestals – The Little Big Company
Le Petit cupcake stands – The Little Big Company
Cute little doilies to pop under the cupcakes as the girls decorate them:
Cupcake polka dot doilies – Party & Co
I thought these were some cute candles for the birthday cake!:
Cupcake candles – Party & Co
You can find many talented vendors in the Directory to create a Birthday cake or other items for this party (cake pops, macarons etc) such as Miss Shell’s Cakes who made this amazing cake for a cake decorating party. Love all the miniature items!:
Cake decorating birthday party cake – Miss Shell’s Cakes (Sydney)
A fun toy kitchen to hire especially if doing this theme with slightly younger guests:
Toy kitchen for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
As mentioned before – a cupcake decorating/baking party is the perfect theme to set up a cute table for the kids to sit at for their decorating. Here are some of the options available in the HIRE category on the Directory. There are many more vendors in a variety of states – just browse the Directory for more options!
Kids table and mini ghost chairs for hire – Little Red Chick (Sydney)
Kids table and stools and tablecloth for hire – Saffy and May (Queensland)
Kids table and chairs for hire – Tiny Tables and Chairs (Melbourne)
Kids table and chairs for hire – Parties and Prints (Perth)
A pretty pastel ruffled tablecloth which is perfect for a dessert table for this theme! You can also purchase this from Saffy & May, and there are other vendors in other states which hire this item.
Pastel ruffled tablecloth for hire – Sweet Tea Party Supplies (Sydney)
Some cute cupcake props for hire!:
Cupcake props for hire – Tickled Pink Celebrations (Sydney)
Cupcake props for hire – Little Wish Parties (Sydney)
If you prefer someone else to come and setup and run the cake decorating party for you, then you can find businesses who offer these services for children’s parties! In Sydney, try Sweet Bambini Event Styling:
Cake Decorating party package in Sydney – Sweet Bambini Event Styling
Baking Party themed items:
Some chef hats and apron options for the guests:
Set of 6 disposable aprons and chef hats – Peters of Kensington
Kids apron and chef hat (also available in a set of 6) – Kids Cookie Tools
I thought this was such a cute apron – perhaps as a birthday gift for the little girl who loves her baking!L
Tea Time Belle and Boo apron – Lark
Some cute cupcake novelty items:
Cupcake stamps – Just Party Supplies
Cupcake notepads – Just Party Supplies
Cupcake hair ties – Kawaii Kids
A few cute options for the guests to take their cupcakes home in:
Confetti cupcake box – Little Red Chick
Pink cupcake box – The Little Big Company
House cupcake box – Cakes Around Town
I just LOVE this amazing Cake Decorating party by Sweet Bambini Event Styling. Some fantastic styling ideas and inspiration!
A gorgeous and pretty baking party styled by Leanne of Sweet Style
Fabulous bake shop dessert table by Carly of the Creative Journal, on the Amy Atlas Blog
Great tips and ideas in this Cupcake decorating blog post by Linda from Bubble and Sweet
Practical ideas for a cake decorating party for kids as seen in this party on the Bonnie Bakes blog
I hope you enjoyed all the party supplies and ideas for a Baking party/cupcake decorating party! I’m sure your birthday girl and her friends will have lots of fun with this theme!
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes…
Spring is around the corner and the perfect time to be thinking about a tea party for your little girl. I just adore this theme…the lace, fresh flowers, scrumptious tiny treats served on gorgeous tableware.
This theme is a beautiful chance to decorate with lots of pretty things! If you prefer to HIRE some tableware, check the end of this post for some tea party hire companies!
For help or inspiration for the tea party you are planning please contact me at email@example.com for information about my Custom Online party styling services which you can read about here.
To set the scene here are some sweet invitations and printable selections:
Tea Party Invitations - The Little Humbug
Style Me Gorgeous tea party printables - Sweet Little Birdy
Tea Party printables - The Candy Tree
Vintage Chic Party Suite printables - My Little Jedi
Ava's Tea Party invitation - Belle and Boo
Decorations for this party are perfect for being used afterward in your daughters bedroom or for future girly theme parties, which make them worth the extra money you spend on them. These shabby chic and floral buntings could be used many times over!
Shabby Chic Floral Fabric Bunting - Twiggi
Shabby chic bunting - Canterbury Belle
Utterly Scrumptious Paper bunting - Lark
A few other delightful options:
Truly Scrumptious Rosebud bunting - P is for Party
Kitty Bunting vintage doily banner - Domum Vendemia
Tea Party Cupcake bunting - Oh My Giddy Aunt
Pink polka dot bunting - Pink Frosting
These fabric chains would look so lovely dangling around your tea party area with its pretty pattern. It’s a unique decoration that your little girl is sure to want in her bedroom afterward!
Fabric Chain - Linkits
Could lantern’s get any more sweeter than this?
Ruby Rose Floral Lantern - Pink Frosting
Love the lace look of this lantern:
Pink eyelet lantern - Occasion by Design
This white paper sunburst would look gorgeous contrasted with pink:
White rice paper sunburst - I Love Parties
If your tea party setting is outdoors these hanging lanterns would really dress up the garden:
Hanging etched lantern - Emerald + Ella
For a really personal touch, these custom made fabric lanterns by Whimsy Petite Styling would look just darling for a tea party!
Custom Made Lantern - Whimsy Petite Styling
Also adore this custom made party hat also by Whimsy Petite Styling! I saw both these items in a recent feature of a tea party by Whimsy Petite Styling and thought they were just beautiful and love that they can be custom made to work in with the fabrics you are using for your tea party! Watch out for an upcoming blog post featuring this tea party and a SPECIAL OFFER for all of you!
Custom Styled Party Hat - Whimsy Petite Styling
One of the beautiful features at a tea party is the table! So for your table here are a few choices of fabric and paper tablecloth and table runner options which will keep your table looking charming but within budget:
Cath Kidston cotton cut roses tablecloth - Lark
Classic bridal shower table cloth - Pink Frosting
Truly Scrumptious tablecloth - P is for Party
Cream flower tablerunner - Champagne Creations
Rich cream lace tablerunner - My French Bazzaar
Garden Tea Fabric Party Table Runner - I Love Parties
Pink Cotton tablerunner with lace trim - I Love Parties
Shabby Chic Pink Hipp floral paper table runner - Le Petite Party
Shabby Chic Floral blue paper table runner - Le Petite Party
Pink Floral table runner - Le Petite Party
A tea party is a great excuse for you to buy some gorgeous teaware (although if you wish to hire instead, check out the end of this post)! Depending on the age of your little one’s they could use them to drink some refreshments, or you could use them mainly for decoration or as a take home gift with some sweets wrapped inside. You could pile pretty tea cups on top of each other or lay out a full tea set for a beautiful tea party centerpiece. Here is a selection to inspire you!
Pink tea cup - Raw Space
Gold Trim tea set - Oriental Tea House
Floral Complete tea set - Oriental Teahouse
Ice White Tea Ware - Sweet Little Birdy
Tea Set - Carousel Boutique
Christina Re tea cups - Christina Re
Robert Gordon Alice tea cup - Robert Gordon Australia
Oversized tea cup and saucer - Pretty in Pink
Sweet Dreams Jumbo Cup Mango - T2
Afternoon tea cup green - T2
Liberty Tea Cup & Saucer - Sweet Little Birdy
Franz butterfly teapot - Peters of Kensington
Royal Doulton Signature Platinum teapot - Peters of Kensington
Teapot - Robert Gordon Australia
White wire teapot - Somethings Country
These are some cute options which the little one’s can safely drink out of, and which double as a lovely gift for the birthday girl too:
Tin tea set - Ministyle
This set comes with this pink cardboard suitcase which also provides a styling idea.
50's style tin tea set - Cradle rock
You could use these white vintage suitcases to display an elegant tea set:
White vintage suitcases - The Owl & the Pussycat
A few more options the little one’s will love:
Polka Dot tea set - Bootique Baby
Ikea 10 piece coffee/tea set - Ikea
Here are some more unbreakable choices for tableware, perfect for little hands. Just because they are paper doesn’t mean they can’t look pretty!
Truly Scrumptious Paper plates - Lark
Pink Rectangle Plate - Mon Tresor
Pink Polka dot plates - Mon Tresor
Classic Bridal paper cups - Pink Frosting
Truly Scrumptious Napkins - P is for Party
Cath Kidston Napkins - Lark
Doilies are so sweet to use at a tea party to decorate a table:
Truly Scrumptious Doilies - P is for Party
Gold Doilie - The Little Big Company
Also love this idea of doily placecards:
Doily Placecard idea - Amour Amour
You could recreate the effect with these plain white doilies:
Paper Doily - Koko Vanilla Designs
Nothing says tea party like tiered cake stands! They give such height to a table setting and really display the treats in an irresistible manner!
Cath Kidston Spray flower cake stand - Lark
Robert Gordon 2 Tier Cake Stand - Twiggi
2 Tier Metal Stand - Sweet Little Birdy
Ruffles on a cake stand? Yes please!
3 Tier Pewter Ruffle Cake Stand - Mon Tresor
These are some great options if you prefer a simple and elegant look which you can work into many different party themes:
Square high tea 3 tier stand - Little Sooti
Alimrose tea party stand - Little Betsy Baker
And an unbreakable option for those little one’s who still want a tea party but may not be ready for the real crockery:
Truly Scrumptious Cardboard Cake Stand - P is for Party
Besides tiered cake stands you can also fill your table with other lovely tableware for serving your delicacies:
Square Liberty plate - Sweet Little Birdy
Hobnail cake stand 15 cm - Sweet Style
Hobnail Compote Pink - Sweet Style
These mini cakestands are just so adorable!
Petite Treat Mini Cakestand - Sweet Style
Hello Hanna Sweet Stands - Lovely Little Parties
Wrap some delicate paper or tie some lace or ribbon around these cones and use them to serve all sorts of treats:
White paper snow cone - Mon Tresor
Lovely baking cups for your cupcakes and muffins:
Liberty Patty Cups - Twiggi
Pink Baroque Cupcake wrapper - Complete Party Boxes
Floral Cupcake Wrappers - Hard to Find
For your main birthday cake, these cake stands are so fitting for a gorgeous tea party and will ensure your cake stands out amongst all the other beautiful tableware that is being used on the day:
Harriet Cake Stand - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Pink Cake Stand - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Pearl Edge Cake Stand - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Provincial Style Cake Stand - Vintage Glamour
A cute cake bunting to dress up a simple cake:
Cake Bunting - Raspberry Lime Paperie
Now for some extra special touches for this pretty tea party!
Having a tea party doesn’t mean the little one’s have to drink tea! They could drink an assortment of juices, punches and lemonade. However if they do want to experience a bit of the tea experience, then I love this “She-Tea” junior blend made especially for the little one’s with a natural fruit infusion! It naturally caffeine-free, contains no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, and has no added sugar. These would also make a great take home gift:
Junior She-Tea - Lark
A sweet tray to serve drinks from, or to display a tea setting:
White wire tray - Sweet Little Birdy
Tall candle holders look great on a tea party table and these off white holders would work well with some pink or green candles:
Off white candle holders - Funky Bunches
Some special ideas for labeling of your sweets, treats, drinks etc:
Wooden mini blackboard clips - Occasion by Design
Teacup Cardholder - Robert Gordon Australia
Just to make your food look even more irresistible are these food flags to sit on your canapes!
Truly Scrumptious Canape Flags - P is for Party
A gorgeous tea bag box you could use to serve sweets/lollies in, cutlery or just for decoration:
Manifique Tea bag box - Lifestyle Ensemble
This collection of wooden serving trays have lovely fabric patterns on them which really dress them up. This is one of many designs they have available:
Josie's Damask in watermelon serving tray - The Owl & the Elephant
If you are having a candy buffet then this glass teapot would work well in carrying the tea party theme through:
Small glass teapot - Sweet Little Birdy
To add a bit of a garden touch, these grass placemats can be used for centerpieces, a base for a tea set display or as lovely placemats on the table:
Grass Placement - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Such a beautiful menu card holder which could be set up to display a menu of the food being served, or a welcome or birthday message:
Menu card holder - Parisian Influence
Lovely vintage teaspoons for the little one’s to use or take home:
Vintage Tea Party Spoons - Twiggi
Fresh flowers are a must for a tea party! You could display them in pretty floral bowls, coloured glass vases or for a unique look I love this vintage style bottle to hold one or two stems in. A few of these along your table would look divine:
Vintage Style Apothecary Bottle - I Love Parties
For a pretty unbreakable vase option, this teapot vase (which has a waterproof base) would look so cute on your table!:
Utterly Scrumptious Teapot Vase - Little Sooti
An absolutely gorgeous tea cart which would make a stunning feature at the tea party, and could be used to serve food/drink from as well. It would make a lovely item in your garden for after the party as well:
Tea Cart in metal - Lily Chic Events
These captivating umbrella’s and parasol’s would dress up the tea party area and could even be hung upside down for a unique decoration. I’m sure the girls will love playing with them too!
Umbrella Frou Frou French Vanilla - Lily Chic Events
Belle pink lace parasol - Baby Showers Australia
A lovely garden parasol which you could keep permanently in your garden:
Pink polkadot garden parasol - Brown Paper Packages
This delicate birdcage would really compliment an outdoor teaparty setting!
Bird Cage - Lifestyle Ensemble
Another “wow” factor piece is this pink chandelier. It is just stunning and would look amazing in your home afterward, ensuring that this splurge is well worth it:
Pink Chandelier - Ministyle
These picnic blankets from Amelie’s Room are handmade of quality fabrics. A new range is coming in August and they would be perfect for a tea party setting laid out on the lawn:
Plaza Picnic blanket - Amelies Room
These sweet prints would look lovely in your party area!
Keep calm & drink tea print - Mulberry Muse
Personalised tea set picture - Kids Interior Design
A delightful table setting for your little girl which you could use on the day of the party for her and her friends or to just set up a lovely tea-setting for decoration:
White timber table setting - Bambino Home
At the end of this divine party here are a few ways the little one’s can take home a bundle of prettiness!
These floral fans are sure to be loved by the little one’s at the party and make a great take home gift:
Ruby Rose paper fan - Little Curl
What girl wouldn’t love a ribbon wand to twirl and dance around with! An enchanting gift that the girls could play with at the party as well:
Tutu and Twirl Ribbon Wand - Pinwheels & Pearls
Or how about these exquisite flower wands? Perfect for a floral tea party:
Felt Flower ribbon wand - Pinwheels and Pearls
For favour packaging I love these ideas for the little one’s to take home a sweet treat in:
Pink lace bags - Emerald + Ella
These gorgeous tapes can be used to pretty up any packaging:
White lace tape - Emerald + Ella
Floral Tape - Emerald + Ella
Or for the genuine lace look you could use these on your packaging as well as on glass drink bottles etc:
Lace Ribbon - Amazing Paper
Other delightful items for the guests to carry something enjoyable home in:
White Treat Box - Candy Soirees
Linen Drawstring pouch - Pink Frosting
Pink Cupcake Tote Box - Mon Tresor
Finally just when you didn’t think there could be any more prettiness coming your way, here is some inspiration for a special outfit for the birthday girl to wear on the day of her Tea Party. I adore the collections by Sydney based Tea Princess – beautiful lace, frills, pastel colours and sweet embellishments. Their range does sell out quite quickly however here are a few pieces of their collection still available in some sizes from their stockists. Keep an eye on their website for their Summer range!
Tea Princess dress with Battenberg Lace in Dusty Mushroom Pink - Latoriana
Tea Princess Sky Pink Smock Dress - Sweet Thing
Tea Princess Bow Chic Babydoll Dress - Sweet Thing
Hopefully you have found some gorgeous inspiration for this delicate theme and remember to keep your eye out for our real Tea Party feature for some extra ideas and a special offer for all of you.
If you love the idea of having all sorts of beautiful tableware for the tea party, but prefer to HIRE it for this one off occasion, here are some lovely suppliers I found of tea partyware and/or tea party styling so you can still have a gorgeous tea party but won’t be left with items you don’t think you’ll be needing again.
Perth – Antiquitea
Melbourne – A Vintage Affair
Greater Brisbane –
Whimsy Petite Styling
Chocolate 2 Chilli
Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba + Northern NSW – Hummingbird Vintage
Adelaide – High Tea at yours
Central Coast, Northern Sydney, Newcastle – Vintage Tea Time
Sydney – The Vintage Kitchen
Unfortunately I could not find these services in Canberra, Tasmania or the Northern Territory but if you know of any places please let me know and I will add them to this list!
I hope your little girl enjoys being celebrated through this pretty theme!