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    What girl growing up didn't pretend to have a "Tea" party? I know I did. I would get all of my stuffed animals and dolls set up at the table. Then I’d set out all of my grandma's tea cups and saucers—although I never really understood why we had to have a mini plate to hold our cups. I pretend to have "tea time" like the Queen of England would do. I would even stick my pinky out and everything.

    Recently I was called to be an activities day leader with someone who instantly became a dear friend. We planned out the rest of this year with so many fun activities that, won’t only be fun, but will also help our young women pass off their Faith in God award.

    One of the activities we planned was a "Tea" party. So, we partnered up with Expo Party Rentals and transformed the nursery room. We draped the walls with beautiful draping and some pink accent lights to bring more warmth and color to the room. Nobody could have known under the beautiful decorations there was a church’s nursery room.

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    We decorated the tables beautifully with lilac table clothes and a lace overlay. What tea party doesn't have lace? We set the tables with a formal table setting using Expo's double rimmed gold china and flatware and water goblets for a modern twist.  Of course we had to have some kind of pink in there somewhere, so we tied pink in with the napkins and the chair sashes.

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    Flower, oh the flowers! We got to try out the new florist at expo. She did amazing putting together different vintage glass bottle pieces. Her arrangements added just the right amount of classic to a modern tea party. They were just beautiful.

    Now, one can not have a tea party with out good food. We had beautiful cake pops, chocolate covered oreos, a cherry salad, tea sandwiches, and of course strawberries.

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    We had a lot of fun designing our event, learning about etiquette with the girls, and put together cute hats. But my favorite memory from our event was seeing the reaction of the girls when we finally let them come into the room to see the amazing set up we had put together for them. They could tell their leaders truly cared for them and wanted to make sure they had a great time.

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  • Turkey Day Dining

    Dress your table with all the trimmings!

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    (1) 8' Banquet or 66" Round Table

    (10) Basic Folding Chairs 

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  • DIY: Frozen Themed Birthday Party

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    When my daughter told me she wanted a Frozen themed birthday party, I wasn't the least bit surprised.  Lucky for me, she wanted to dress up as Anna rather than the ice princess herself.  This allowed for  a little more richness in the over all color palette.

    I started off with party plates my daughter picked out. Expo Rentals had these beautiful teal tablecloths which matched perfectly.

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    I don't know about you, but I don't have 22 kid chairs laying around my house for all these little guests. So we rented 3 kid sized tables and 22 kid sized chairs from Expo Rentals as well. They are sooo cute! I even decorated the birthday girls chair with a little tulle and a small banner. She loved her special seat!

    My friend let me have the centerpieces from her daughters party. I didn't want to copy her exactly though, so I added the tulle "bows" to the branches. I thought they were perfect for a wintery feel.

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    Art is a huge part of our family so I thought framing my daughters painting would be a nice contribution to the party decor. This allows us to have a more personalized and unique touch making the party truly about her.

    I also had fun using vintage dishes for serving the food. Old milk glass bowls were perfect for grapes and vintage plates for cookies and cheese. Might as well put those pretty things tucked away in the china cabinet to good use.

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    I used a store box cookie mix to make these little snowflake cookies. Baking isn't by any means my specialty so these little sweets came very close to being a Pinterest fail.No joke, I had to use the smaller cookie cutters because the bigger snowflake cookie shapes kept falling apart. Also, you'll see my decorating of them was SUPER simple. Just three lines were pipped onto each cookie and little candies were stuck onto them before the frosting dried. I used a basic royal icing recipe which includes powdered egg whites and I let them dry over night. They held up perfectly and tasted great!

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    There is always at least a couple gluten intolerant guest at every party, so the chocolate cupcakes are gluten free ( from a box mix as well). For those of us who eat wheat I had powdered donuts as well simply because they fit the snow theme and look so cute piled up on a plate.

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    The kids all got a bottle of apple juice. I simply covered the label with teal paper and stuck on a card stock snowflake made with a paper punch. Paper straws are always so darling and tying them on with a ribbon is practical and pretty.The birthday cake was from a box mix as well (shocker!) and I frosted it with a traditional vanilla butter cream recipe. Freezing the cake first is a MUST for easy decorating. After freezing it overnight, I always apply a light coat frosting first as a crumb coat, stick it in the fridge for 20 min, then finish decorating it. I used a simple star tip for the piped decoration and aqua candies as a extra special touch. No bakery wizardry here. Keep it simple! foodtable

    We also had cheese, crackers, chips, and pizza (not pictured). Our family is very busy running two small businesses so you won't find me slaving over the stove cooking an elaborate lunch or dinner for 50 guests. I go crazy enough as it is crafting the little things I do find time to make.

    The kids had fun and my daughter loved her party. I considered it a success!

    Happy Happy Birthday my sweet girl!

    And thanks again to Expo Rentals for beautiful rentals and superb customer service!

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    Just for fun, here are a couple of our darling guests. Seriously, that troll costume was genius and my own little toddler always melts my heart!

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