Do you have a little princess of your own who’s having a birthday soon? These ideas will give you a head start in planning a party for her! I styled this Princess tea party photo shoot last year with the help of some amazing vendors including Bird of Bird’s Party who was really the driving force behind the project. At the bottom of this post you’ll find easy to follow tips for creating a similar party. See all the details below…
I created a table setting that was more chic than cute. The centerpiece was a great focal point and turned out even prettier than I imagined. I simply used floral foam soaked in water and placed on a small stand. Pink roses, carnation, and baby’s breath were inserted and a gold decorative crown topped it all off. The place settings were vintage snack sets set on top of a doily. I love these snack sets as they have a small indention for the cup to sit in.
The napkins were customized by using rhinestone iron-on transfers in a crown motif, and cupcake pedestals were created using small candlestick holders and vintage saucers. I used 3 different shades of pink to spray paint each candlestick a different color to hold the eclectic mix of china patterns. The printed elements tie everything together with place cards, straw flags, and cupcake toppers.
For a dessert table I used a book shelf and lined the back with fabric to coordinate with the look of the party. This low shelving is the perfect height for little ones to serve themselves. On it I placed decorative items as well as the flower wands from Fluffy Tuffies, favor boxes wrapped in tulle & a tag from the princess paper collection, pretty & delicious cupcakes, and the most beautiful princess themed cookies from Lori’s Place.
I created a photo opportunity for the little girls by hanging an empty frame from a tree branch. Dressed in their tutus & head bands from Cole Baby Tutus, the photos were darling.
Princess Tea Party Styling Tips:
Create your own cupcake pedestals using small candlesticks from the dollar store, and an eclectic mix of china saucers. Glue Dots are used to hold the items together securely, and can be removed afterwards for care-free clean up.
Design your own napkins with iron-on embellishments and cotton napkins (or simple fabric squares).
Serve sandwich “wands” by cutting out shapes from peanut butter sandwiches and inserting a lollipop stick into the middle.
Party atmosphere is easy to create with yards of ribbon hanging from trees or the ceiling.
Hang an empty frame from a tree branch for an instant photo booth.
Use a book shelf to serve snacks from. Line the back with fabric for the day using spray adhesive – follow directions on the can for “temporary use.”
Get more bang for your buck by incorporating guest favors into the party itself. Here, the designer cookies wrapped in cellophane, and dress-up attire can all be taken home as parting gifts.
Vendors: Styling – Chris Nease - Celebrations At Home/ Photographer - Julie Renee Photography/ Printables - Bird’s Party/ Princess Motif Cookies – Lori’s Place/ Tutus & Flower head bands - Cole Baby Tutu’s / Tiaras & flower wands - Fluffy Tuffies/ Cupcakes - The Sweetest Thing