There was a game of "Tea Party," lots of make believe on the swing set, and, of course, a little party on the patio just like mommy's a few weeks ago.
I don't like matchy matchy anything--in interior design, fashion, or entertaining. I think it's exciting to collect like a little Borrower for a couple of weeks and see how it all comes together in the end. I found a lot of random stuff that would work around the house, in the left-overs after a party at work yesterday (cupcake stand from Pick Your Plum and kraft paper destined for the recycling bin), and in one trip to the discount grocery store. Total spent on this Bohemian Princess Soiree was about $20 (same as the big-girl party). That includes half-price party plates, placemats cut from my vintage dictionary, cupcake picks and napkins I've had stashed in the party-supply cupboard, free zinnia's from Dad's garden,
half a dozen very affordable gourmet cupcakes by Heet's Treats topped with cupcake picks found at TJ Maxx and scrounged from the aforementioned party-supply cupboard,
a tea set borrowed from the play kitchen, some ancient paper lanterns, and dollar-bin butterflies hung from the umbrella by curly ribbon,
watermelon balls (the most popular treat--go figure), and what I called "glitter mints" made from this fantastic "recipe" I found on Pinterest and made for my cousin's bridal shower last summer.
They're basically just powdered sugar, cream cheese and a little mint extract with dusting sugar. Divine!
party favor headbands were donned (elastic bands were another great deal on Pick Your Plum, and I added the hand-made rosettes),