Spring Tea Party: Tabitha’s 7th Birthday

A Spring themed tea party is such a fun way to celebrate with friends and it’s also a great idea for little girls as the school year nears the end. 

(Photos by: Len Parent Photography / Location: West Texas (Home sweet Home)

This Tea Party is the perfect way to say goodbye to winter and say hello to SPRINGMarch is always a busy, busy month for me with 4 birthdays for my Sister in- law (March 23) and Father in- law (March 24) and my husband (March 20) and my daughter (March 14), plus Easter, and the first day of Spring! So this year, I thought I would celebrate my daughter’s birthday by hosting a Non-Traditional Spring Tea Party with coconut donuts, Sugar donuts, Iced Tea, Hot Tea with different Tea flavors, cakes, sugars, mix-ins fruit and herbs!

Here is my take on a Non-Traditional Spring Tea party for my daughter’s 7th birthday. It would be good theme for a spring time baby shower, wedding shower, or brunch. I like throwing my daughter a smallish parties like this because I can make more thoughtful details instead of throwing a giant party. My hubby helped me put together a perfect menu of non-traditional ( but really easy) tea treats that my daughter’s friends LOVED.
Spring tea party decorations help to set the ambiance of the occasion. As the hostess of the tea party, you have the freedom to tweak the decorations to your taste and liking. However, non- traditional spring tea party decor is typically light, calming and easy on the eyes. I begin by spreading a table cloth to cover each table. Light colored table cloths and napkins, such as off white or light pink, are perfect selections. Next, place floral china on the tables. Include tea cups, saucers and small plates for refreshments. Fresh flowers (like pink tulips) arrangements or candelabras make for appropriate centerpieces for the tables.

Here’s what that little princess really looks like most of the time. Can you tell she was a wee bit tired of me taking pictures?

I’ve done enough kid parties now to realize where I’ve gone wrong and what works best for this age group. I started out thinking the more activities, games, crafts, the better, but oh how wrong I was. I’ve found no matter how many things I plan, the kids just want to play together. So, we do one easy craft and one quick game.It was a special day indeed, and we’re still smiling.

  Raising a daughter is hard. I would like to think I know what I’m doing because I once was a little girl. However, I am finding that molding a little girl into a young lady is fun, exhausting, exciting, difficult, adventurous, stressful, and everything in between. Can’t believe my daughter is already 7 years old.  My Tabitha is sort of amazing. I look at her and I can’t believe how much she has changed in 7 short years. She is no where near the chubby, 7 pound 4 ounce, brown hair baby that I delivered who looked up with those giant big brown eyes and melted my heart. She stopped me in my tracks. This little girl took my breath away and stole my heart forever. My love for my kids is immeasurable. Every year I try to quantify it for them in some way in a post but it always falls short because how can you express the true meaning of the moon and back plus infinity with all that I am or will ever be? It’s the kind of all consuming love that hurts. 
I celebrate you and all that you have become today and I celebrate the day that I met one of the most amazing people that I’ve ever known. I wish you a lifetime of love and acceptance of yourself, I want you to see and love yourself the way I see you, perfect, just the way you are. Happy Birthday, my one and only daughter, with the giant heart.  xoxo
Thank you soo much for stopping by, have a fabulous weekend! See you guys on Monday!

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  1. March 24, 2017 / 11:51 AM

    Goodness how pretty is the decor and your daughter is one lovely and lucky girl.This post is so beautiful.
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  2. March 24, 2017 / 1:07 PM

    Oh Len this post warms my heart! Wonderful photography, you have such a beautiful family!
    Happy belated birthday to your daughter and to the rest members of your family.
    Have a great Friday darling!
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  3. March 24, 2017 / 2:06 PM

    What a sweet cake! I also absolutely love their little flower crowns. Hope Tabitha had a great birthday (it looked totally picturesque!)

    xo,

    H

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  4. March 24, 2017 / 2:51 PM

    Awww how sweet! You guys did an amazing job, this is the prettiest tea party birthday setup! I need to do this for my daughter!
    x Emily
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  5. March 24, 2017 / 8:24 PM

    I just love the way you speak about your children, one can clearly see that your love for them is indeed immeasurable! And that is the way it should be 🙂

    Tabitha looks so lovely and you created such a wonderful party! The sweets and the photos are amazing, I bet everyone had a lovely and fun time! 😀

    Happy Birthday to Tabitha, your sister in- law, father in- law and your husband !

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  6. March 24, 2017 / 8:27 PM

    Happy birthday to everyone, but especially to your gorgeous daughter Tabitha! This looks like a lovely tea party and all of the cuties seemed to have fun❤️

    xo
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  7. miri
    March 25, 2017 / 8:52 PM

    Hi Len, you threw a beautiful party for your Tabitha’s birthday. She is 7 years already? What a big girl. I am sure she and her friends had a lot of fun. You are a wonderful mom, Len.
    X
    Miri

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  8. March 25, 2017 / 10:20 PM

    So many birthdays, and the tea party for your daughter was lovely! She is sooo sweet and beautiful! That cake, wow! And I also loved her name! Tabitha, so sweet! I believe that raising kids is hard work, but so rewarding! Hope you have a great weekend!
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  9. March 26, 2017 / 9:37 AM

    The photography is amazing. Happy birthday to her and judging by the pictures I’m sure she had a wonderful birthday.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  10. Gabrielle
    March 26, 2017 / 4:25 PM

    What a beautiful, colourful and feminine birthday party! All of the food looks delicious haha – my eyes shot straight to the jam tarts!!

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    x

  11. MELANIE BANG
    March 27, 2017 / 12:51 PM

    Could she get any cuter?! Nope! Amazing birthday party!
    -Melanie

  12. MELANIE BANG
    March 27, 2017 / 12:53 PM

    I want to be your Mom. Love your blog and photos Len! You’re amazing Mom!

  13. March 29, 2017 / 12:50 PM

    What a beautiful post to celebrate your daughter! Happy Birthday, Tabitha! The party theme looks delightful and the treats look so yummy! Glad you had a fabulous day. 🙂

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