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My daughters birthdays are only 4 days apart, and this year started their combined birthday party tradition! Per Ginny’s request, we had a pink tea party theme, and Tea for Two was perfectly fitting for a double birthday extravaganza.

We hosted the party at home with our family and friends in the afternoon, serving appetizers, beverages, and sweets. I love how all of the components came together, especially when I found a new local consignment shop that sold complete China sets at a seriously RIDICULOUS price. What a score! I’m in love.

Check out how we put together the party, food, drinks, and extra details that made my girls’ 3rd and 1st birthday celebration so special.

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How to throw a tea party birthday

The decor

The Mylar balloon and paper flower display was the focal point of the party. I used our assorted China plates and tea sets to add to the floral tea party theme.

party balloon

Paper flowers | Pom pom vines | Giant balloons

The dresses

Ginny chose her pink lace cap-sleeved dress after carefully pouring over hundreds of dresses online, and Olive’s most darling and comfortable blush dress was UNDER $15!!!!!


Pink lace dress| Mini floral crown | Gold crown | Blush dress

The cakes

The tall cake was a homemade strawberry cake with butter/cream cheese frosting and fruit preserves mixed in the layers; the smaller cake was chocolate with buttercream frosting. If you’re intimidated like I was about cutting such a massive cake, it wasn’t hard! Just use the biggest, sharp knife you have, and don’t over think it.

birthday cake

birthday cake

birthday cake

birthday cake

Cake topper | Matching party hat | Hanging floral vines

The menu


The tradition

Every year for the girls’ birthdays, I have these pictures printed out to go with their birthday journals for guests to sign.

The extras

While I used China for the adults, I found these darling paper tea cups and saucers for the kiddos. I couldn’t pass up these cupcake wrappers – the floral one matches wallpaper we have in the girls’ room! To make a tall, statement cake, use 8 inch round pans and tall candles to top it off.

The favors

The little girls received goody bags filled with candy jewelry, a tiara, and bracelet set while the boys got a car, dinosaur, and candy watches.

The vendors

Thank you to these lovely stores for contributing your beautiful items to our party!

PrettyPoshShop | Melissa from Raven Boutique  | Paper White Designs

  • Maggie Malson