I have been working on making some fun decorating pieces for the party this week. I made invitations, napkin rings, and place cards.
What is a tea party without some yummy treats? I decided to make my own stencils out of kitchen parchment paper using the Tattered Floral die and I decorated some cookies using it. I used confectioners sugar and pretty pink sprinkles on them. (You could use cocoa powder or even cinnamon sugar if you prefer!)
For a tea party, you need tea sandwiches, right? So I made another template of the large flower from the Tattered Floral Die using kitchen parchment paper. Then, my husband and I cut our bread into these fun flower shapes! (Olives used for the flower center!)
Table shot before the party started!
After eating, and having plenty of delicious tea and laughter, we headed to the craft area to use the Tattered Floral Die to make hair decorations. I decided to make a fascinator as my hat! I made a bunch of flowers using the die during the week. Each one was different, and I used various materials. I took out my trusty hot glue gun and went to town!
I don't think Princess Beatrice has anything on me! It was such a hoot to make and now I have it in a vase in my studio to take out the next time the gang comes for tea!
As a nod to St. Paddy's Day, I played music by Eileen Ivers who is an amazing Celtic Fiddler. The energy and fun and lively spirit well went with our fun day!
I can't tell you how much fun I had creating and spending the time with my family. I hope you will consider joining in the fun of the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge!
I will be back this week sharing the "how-to's" to the various things I made as well as some pointers that may help you as well as a list of supplies. I love that the napkin ring holders and place cards were made in a way that they can be used over again for the next party (looks like it will be for Mother's Day, and even my mom will get in the fun!).
Enjoy your night!!