For Father’s Day, I thought it would be really fun to have a surprise tea party for Amelia and her dad, just the two of them. I wanted it to be more than just a pretend playtime tea party, though. I wanted it to be beautiful and memorable. It was definitely a success! Amelia’s face was full of excitement the entire time and even dad had a good time. He was pretty impressed with my tea party hosting skills and really enjoyed the one on one time with his little girl. We will definitely be having more fancy tea parties!
For anyone interested in hosting your own fancy little tea party, I’m including some details for you below.
I had been looking for mismatched antique looking tea cups, saucers, plates, teapot, and cake stands for a couple of months now. I wasn’t having much luck in the little antique shops around town and everything online was way too pricey. I had finally decided to get a basic cream colored set that I would dress up with table accents. That is until we happened upon a yard sale two days before Father’s Day where I hit the tea party jackpot. I found all of the perfect mismatched pieces and even a complete doll-sized tea set all for $15! Talk about perfect timing!!
The colorful and extremely tasty maracons came from Le Bon Macaron in Grand Rapids. I had my heart set on macarons even if it meant driving to Grand Rapids for them! If you’ve never been there, you have to stop by for a macaron and coffee. It’s the sweetest little shop and the macarons are amazing.
I also stopped into Sweet Traditions in Whitehall for some sweet little chocolate treats and salted caramel bars. They have so many yummy treats in the shop but the carrot cake is my personal favorite. It’s pretty much the best carrot cake ever. My husband gets me a slice for my birthday treat every year. You have to stop in for a slice!
The cucumber tea sandwiches I made myself. They were super tasty and a pretty big hit. Amelia even wanted them for dinner! You can find the recipe here: Cucumber Tea Sandwiches with Lemony Dill Spread. These are so cute, super easy to make, and helped cut the sweetness of all of the treats.
All of the table decorations were little things I had around the house. The only things I bought were the colorful little pinwheels that were on clearance at Jo-Ann’s, pink napkins, and some pretty paper doilies.
This was so much fun to plan and I was in love with how sweet and beautiful everything came together. Most of all, I loved how much fun they had together! Seeing my husband pull out the chair for his little girl all dressed up for a tea party followed up by him pouring pink tea for her and her teddy bear and doll friends was the sweetest thing ever.
I hope you feel inspired to plan your own fancy little tea party!!
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