Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Princess Party

Posted by MANDI at 10:02 PM
Offspring #2 officially celebrates her birthday next week but, like all true royalty, she has her subjects celebrate on another day. In this case, she had her birthday party this afternoon. She'd decided on a princess theme so we hosted a Princess Afternoon Tea Party and had a few of her little friends around to help celebrate and the girls all dressed up in their princess finery. Here's our little Princess ready for her party.

We dressed the table appropriately.

And baked up a storm with fairy cakes and lollies, party pies and sausage rolls, and of course our favourite honey joys. This year we had a honey joy tower. Yum.

The birthday princess had a throne at the head of the table.

And she held court for the visiting princesses.

We drank special fruit flavoured tea (ie, juice) poured from the Queen's beautiful teapots. And each princess had their own special teacup, along with a party bag, to take home as a little memento of the day.

The Crown Prince, aka Big Brother, aka Offspring #1, entertained the princesses. He delighted them with games such as pass-the-parcel and musical statues. He helped to organise the princesses and was an all round wonderful helper and was mightily praised by the Queen and King as well as the visiting princesses parents.

And the afternoon was rounded off with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday and the ceremonial cutting and eating of the birthday cake.

It was an afternoon of much merriment and was enjoyed verily. And as all the tired little princesses waved goodbye, our own princess was heard to remark that it was the best birthday party of her whole life. And the Queen rejoiced for her hard work, baking and cleaning was all worth it to see the shining smile on the face of her favourite princess.


Iris Flavia on September 3, 2011 at 10:29 PM said...

How awesome, you did a great job, very sweet!
I won´t say Happy Birthday, though, over here they say it brings bad luck to do so too early.

anne@#22 said...

What a beautiful party you gave her Mandi. Memories for a lifetime. Well done Queen Amanda!

Melody on September 4, 2011 at 12:43 PM said...

AWW....what a gorgeous, proud and happy Princess. We too are having a tea party for Lily on Tuesday (with a few of my girlfriends!) and Monet's b'day is on Wednesday- but will be celebrated with a little celebration with a couple of mates the following week.

Donna said...

What a great idea. Looks like lots of fun was had. Sounds like some (at least one) of your tea pots got a workout.

Dr. Alice on September 5, 2011 at 8:28 AM said...

Well I just... that is the awesomest. So glad Big Brother did his part - I am sure the guests appreciated it. That sounds like a truly lovely birthday party, especially coming from here on the US West Coast where so many well meaning mommies overdo it.

Mich on September 5, 2011 at 6:36 PM said...

It all looks beautiful Mandi.

And Honey Joys bring back child hood memories too.


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