I really wanted to stick to a budget of $150.00 which surprisingly wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
We spent the summer searching local thrift shops,yard sales and the goodwill store to find mismatched tea cups and saucers and servers. We were able to get all the teacups for between $1.00-$3.00 each-not a bad deal.
The best deal I got were the tablecloths
I made the hanging flowers using a tutorial I found here
The Candy Bar
Gabby did "makeunders" on the girls
We played a game where 2 teams of girls had to fill a bucket of one end of the yard from another bucket at the other end using a teacup to transfer the water
The girls took home their teacups. Sophia specifically picked out the teacups for each of her guests
I mentioned in another post that I was going to try to make a Topsy turvy cake.
Unfortunately I lost my nerve and ended up making a plain stacked cake.
This was only my second time using fondant and I have decided this is probably my last time using fondant!
The fondant cracked big time on the bottom layer of the cake and when I tried to remove it it only made it worse.The second and third layers were OK-not great just OK. Fortunately I bought cutters in the shape of flowers so I ended up cutting out tons of white flowers which mercifully hid all my decorating shortcomings. I was lucky to have my best friend Linda to help me or I would have never would have gotten the cake done. Sophia didn't know I was making her the cake so I did the baking here and decorating at Linda's house
All and all the party went well, that kids had a great time,Sophia loved her surprise cake and I stayed on budget.
Big thanks to my friend Christine for taking these photos for me