Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Birthday



Norah's birthday is next week, which means for the last 11.8 months she has been planning a party. For the last 2 months, I decided to join her.

We decided on a tea party theme. I collected so many cake platters and Limoges plates over the last few years that I feel the need to put them to use on a regular basis.



I also picked up pretty little {on sale} tea cups and saucers from Anthropologie. I explained to Norah that they were for her tea party but they belonged to me. She asked me why I got to keep them and I told her it was payment for the amount of time this party is costing me.

Our afternoons are spent making party projects. First up: the invitation.



{sorry, I had to cover our address, just in case you know}



I love texture and the homemade feel, a little old fashioned; just like a tea party. Plus, Norah can help.

Next: party favors.





Norah chose headbands, so we {I} have been making avant guard {at least for a soon to be six year old} flower headbands. These photos are especially for you Rochelle.

I have a basement full of tissue aspiring to bloom into flowers and garland. Wish me luck, I'll keep you updated.

14 comments:

Annemarie said...

Cute ideas!

Laurie said...

Norah is her mother's daughter isn't she? Glamorous!

just jen said...

i saw headbands like that last time i went to anthropologie...i totally wanted one, but they were $40, too expensive for me.

have you seen my big flower i put in my hair? that's what not having a daughter has done to me...i wish i was coming to norah's party so i could have a headband!

Shayleen Lunt said...

I am always so impressed with mom's that throw birthday parties for their children. I wonder if I'll ever be "there." Love those invites!

diane said...

Ooooh, I collect Limoges too. I bought a complete collection at an auction a few years back. It always makes me smile.

I had a Valentine tea party for my girl when she was small. Maybe I can convince her to have another for her 17th?! I wonder if boys would like it. Probably, if there are girls and plenty of food.

Annie said...

Lovely! You are one cool mama. Have fun!

Rochelleht said...

You freakin' rock!! I'm so excited to see how it all turns out. I had SOOOO much fun with Grace's tea party, I almost want to do it again. Almost... But I have bookclub that same week, so I think I'll throw all my energies into my grown up friends. ;-)

I LOVE the invitations.

Michelle said...

ooh, this looks like a delicious party! Love the tea set, love the invites, love the flowers! Hmm, I think you'll need to throw a party for your blogging friends next.

AMiller said...

Love, love, love the invites! Too great. I think you win Mom-of-the-year. I made my oldest write out the info for his party on a plain piece of white paper and then draw a picture. Of course he is a boy, but I doubt I will be much different with my girls.

emze said...

Can I come so I can get a headband? I would wear it all the time, I promise. Take lots of notes and pictures because I am going to be stealing all these birthday party ideas for you as soon as Mila is old enough.

Jill said...

I must have one of those headbands for my daughter...to.die.for.

Love the invitations too. Wish I were a fly on the wall for the party. Can I hire you next November?

Erica said...

Such great ideas, and done so beautifully! Everything you do is so beautiful. You'll have to post how the party goes.....

gab said...

Oh wow, Martha! How do you do it all?!!

I am beyond impressed.

The Christensen Family said...

WOW! Mom-of-the-year for sure. You are amazing... I need headband lessons... Let's be honest -- I would SO wear one of those! (even to the grocery store.) :) Can't wait! XXOO