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La La Love You Art Print Inspiration

Wouldn’t this print looks so cute in this room! I’ve been wanting to redecorate Char’s bedroom and I think this print I created for Minted is the perfect jumping off point to get me started! Now, if I can just get the paints out. Ha ha!

(Highly unlikely considering it’s been freezing cold lately!)


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Vintage Tea Party Details for Planning One

I wanted to show you some of the detail and inspiration for Char’s Vintage Tea Party. Below is a board created to capture the look and feel of the party. I always choose a color palette first. Mostly I used red, pink and a pale blue. Then, it was all about the patterns. If I had really planned ahead, I would have used my patterns, shown below, and had them printed onto fabric, using spoonflower. That would have been awesome! But yeah, who can plan that far ahead……


The invitation set the whole theme and feel that I really wanted for the tea party. I also wanted an excuse to use my calligraphy. I first hand wrote Char’s name and then scanned it in. After that it was as easy as finding some patterns in my “stash” that I had already designed and changing the colors a bit to fit into the theme.

I also chose to do hand calligraphy on each of the girl’s envelopes for the invitations. It was fun to practice.


For the activities we made simple beaded necklaces from a kit at Michael’s, and played this great tea party game from Land of Nod. It was adorable and  really easy for the girls to play.

There’s all the details. Now you can go and plan your own Vintage Tea Party. If you want to see more pictures of the party, visit this post. Thanks.

little girls vintage tea birthday party

My daughter, Charlotte, is 4 today! To celebrate we decided to do a tea party with a few of her friends. For Christmas, she got a mini tea party set and has just loved it. So I decided why not? The theme was set now all I had to do was put it all together. I took the pendant from her room (that I made her a while ago) and all of the papers I got on super clearance at a local craft store (that went out of business).

I got my inspiration for the cake here. Mine doesn’t look half as good, but hey, I still think it turned out ok. Tissue pom-poms are super easy to make. Find the tutorial here. I didn’t want the TV as the center of attention, so I covered it up with a large format print. It cost me only $6 to get it printed.

Here’s my princess! Isn’t she sweet!

Super simple menu. It included: strawberries, raspberries, pb & jelly sandwiches cut in circles, cupcakes, animal crackers, crystal light (that was the tea) and marshmallows on a stick. Lots of sugar, sorry moms….

The cake! Doesn’t it look delicious! The center is just the buttercream frosting with coolwhip mixed in. Yum!

This is one of the patterns I designed for the invitation. My dream would have been to get them printed on paper and fabric for the party, but that took time and money, which I didn’t have a lot of right now. I had just got home from ALT in SLC. I’ll tell you more about that later…..

Detail on the napkin rings. I designed them and had them printed on sticker labels. Super easy. Same as the thank you treats, I just used some of the graphics from Char’s birthday invitation and put them on the labels.

I made each of the girls these headbands.

Gift buckets were only $3 a piece and are filled with headbands, candy, bracelet, socks, hair tie, and more candy. Thank you Target dollar section on CLEARANCE!!!! (50% off!)

Marshmallows dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles. Super easy. The girls loved them!