For the past 3 weeks I have been brainstorming on the perfect party for my adopted daughter Keeley who was turning 4 years old. I wanted the perfect party for my little princess so I had decided on a ballerina tea party which seemed perfectly fitting due to the fact my little one is in ballet as well as tap. For the most part the majority of our friends have all bought tutus from me through out the year so this would be every ones opportune time to pull them out so we could play dress up while having fun. I got a crazy idea in my head that I would make her cake & cupcakes using fondant. Why didn't anyone stop me? I can cook pretty well but I hardly bake. Bad idea! Alissa & I stayed up till 1:00 a.m. the morning of the party trying to figure out this fondant thing.. Hmmmmm well you know where the story leads. Thank god for Von's. We did manage to pull off the cupcakes and they tasted pretty good ,and I was shocked that we actually received compliments on our decorating skills which lead me to a melt down at 1:00am. I've decided in the future to leave the baking to the professionals. We served heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Fruit,vegetable,meat & cheese platters,fruit punch and apple juice as our tea. The girls had fun embellishing crowns we found in the craft aisle of Michale's, and we watched a Tea Party princess video, as well as played a few games. I had made all the decorations myself which consisted of a banner that said,"Keeley's Tea Party" to the rose bud tissues we hung all over the house, cute little fairy wands for all 18 girls, and table tree settings for the center pieces of their tables.
All in all the day went by spectacularly as they set down at a table my husband Bobby built so they can enjoy their tea party. We were so tired at the end of it all from all the prepping the last few night with little to no sleep that my hubby and I feel asleep by the end of the night and forgot to say Happy Anniversary. Oh the things we do for our little ones, and the big things we forget for ourselves. Happy 17 years hunny.