3.20.2008

The ParTea Planner's First Day of Spring Tea Party

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I cannot believe that it has been one year already since the first time I joined in on a blogging tea party! Click here to view that post. Wow, it has flown by!

We had a really fun time at our First Day of Spring Tea Party. My daughter was so excited about being picked-up from pre-school today because she knew that afterwards was "her tea party". She even wanted to wear a dress!! My lil tomboy is growing up....

Well, just for description's sake I had to K.I.S.S. (keep it simple silly) because I have a lot going on right now with a wedding and some events and I've been slightly overwhelmed to say the least. So I made the sandwiches - consisting of egg salad, chicken salad, cucumber & cream cheese, and strawberry cream for Raina. Everything else was store bought. I can't seem to get away from my beloved pink & green combo, especially since we had the party in Raina's pink & green room! For the centerpiece I used the darling ribbon topiary that I received from Heidi last year at a Spring Sweet Goodness swap. It was perfect!

My mom (Grammie) came over to celebrate, and it was so nice to have her be a part of it. In a couple of weeks she and my dad will be moving back to Tennessee so I've been pretty sad about that. There was even a moment when I wanted to cry, because I will truly miss having her near by. But I held back the emotion, as I didn't want it to be a buzz kill.

Our other guest was "Puppy" who is Raina's lovie. We've always referred to Puppy as a he, so I guess by putting a dress on him for the tea party, he was in drag today. And the main reason I put on a hat for a photo was because I've been so busy I am way overdue on getting my hair colored! I think the last time I had a weave was before the photo shoot for TeaTime! Pathetic.

So I am still getting some emails and comments from all the hosted tea parties, so I will post the link list of everyone's posts very soon. I can't wait to see them all!

Thank you to everyone who participated, took some time for yourself to enjoy the rewards of a tea party, and then to post it to your blog. I absolutely love the kindred spirit that is amongst those of us who enjoy tea time!

Here's to a wonderful Spring! *clink*


16 comments:

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Risa will your parents be near Nashville by chance? If so, they'll have an instant neighbor!
Your tea party looks so fun! Even if there is a guy in drag there LOL.!

Megan said...

I love the colors! It shouts Spring. Your tea looks wonderful. Brings back memories when my daughter was just a little one. So quickly they grow up :(
But my "little one" will still have tea with me! :)

Eileen said...

I found your blog through restyledhome.blogspot.com, Your tea parties look fabulous!Me and a couple of friends have attemted to have tea parties but they have not ever looked loke yours.You have a great blog and I will have to post a link to mine.
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cindy said...

You have a beautiful blog! Found you via Karla's.

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Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love your pink and green room. It is truly a Spring cheerful room.

Kerri N said...

I love your blog. I found it via Karla's blog.

Belle-ah said...

Just lovely! Happy Easter.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Looks lovely!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

This Grammie wishes she lived closer to her daughter and grandchildren. I can think of two little girls who would love such a tea party!

Wonderful ideas for the next time they visit.

Sweet Designs said...

Your tea party with your daughter and Grammie, is lovely, nothing better than your DD being able to experience the love from both of you. I am very fond of the pink and green combo too. And it brings back nice memories with my DD when she was little and we had tea parties. So fun to see!

Melissa Lester said...

What a lovely tea party! I love the pink and green. Your daughter's room looks beautiful!

Jenny said...

could you be any more talented?! so lovely! i wish i could do what you do. i am seriously in awe of the tea parties you do! keep up the good work!

Parker Jane Boutique said...

That is the cutest tea-party ever! How adorable and creative!

Visitor said...

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GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello Risa,

It's too bad I was away but thank you for posting photos of the Tea Party. Everything looks wonderful as always!

Warm regards,

Gabriela

restyled home said...

I can't seem to find where you posted the list of links. I'd love to see what everyone did!

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