1.04.2009

A Sweet & Simple Birthday


Now that the frenzy of Christmas and New Years is over, I turn my thoughts to my daughter Natalie's third birthday at the end of January. It always sneaks up on me, as I am still trying to adjust to the fact that it is a new year. Right now she is, like most little girls, very into princesses. I figure I will do a sweet little princess tea party for her, keeping it relatively small and simple. I gotta stick with the 2009 theme, after all.

These photos from Sandra Lane are my inspiration for the party. I like the bright punchy colors, the festiveness of the streamers, and the sweet little cookies and cupcakes. It's really all you need to make a party special. I remember when I was little, all that was expected at parties was a few silly games and cake and ice cream. Now It seems like you are expected to serve a five-course meal, rent a bouncy house, magicians, balloon arches, ponies, etc. Well folks, I'm going old school on this party with no apologies!

13 comments:

  1. looks great. i like old school much cheaper!

    PS My parcel arrived at my folks, I can't wait to see it.

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  2. loving those colors! I am doing the same colors for my 5 yr olds and found this AMAZING cupcake CAKE at the braunch bakery we went to today. you would LOVE it. I will post it in feb!

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  3. I'm turning 21 this year and I would be so excited if this is what my party looked like! Your daughter is going to be absolutely delighted !

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  4. the setting is so gorgeous, girly and so pretty! love the ribbons too

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  5. I agree, simple is better. I am having an inauguration party, and was getting really complicated with ideas for making chilli and cornbread, root beer floats etc. But now I'm going simple, with brownies, blueberry muffins and a bit of Bruce Springsteen!

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  6. Those photos are lovely, what a perfect birthday party idea! You just can't go wrong with pretty pink frosted cupcakes :)

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  7. we always go old school. it's just more homey, i love it. good luck, that party you've pictured is divine!

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  8. What a perfect little party. I too love simple parties for kids, I'm starting to plan a combined party for my daughters who just turned one and is about to turn four. Thanks for the inspiration, I love the tea party cookies!

    Amanda xx

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  9. This is gorgeous and lovely for any age!! I want streamers for my birthday party too.

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  10. i love this...i'm such a fan of the sweet and simple birthday party. soo, so much better than overblown event. love these photos!

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  11. wow!

    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  12. I love those teacup cookies, delightful! Enjoying your blog!

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