My niece, Kaylee, just turned 8 and she loves her American Girl doll, Ruthie and her dog, Buster. So, we celebrated her big day with a fancy Doll Tea Party right in her own backyard (and Buster's stomping ground). She invited a few of her friends, and their dolls, of course.
5"x7" Invitaion (FRONT)
5"x7" Invitaion (BACK)
I designed and illustrated this Tea Party invitation with my new Wacom Intuos4 Sketch Pad. I love it!
My Doll Tea Party Invitation is now available at my shop! CLICK HERE!
I'll be posting the rest of the collection this week.
I got an enlarged B&W printout of Kaylee's invitation, hand colored it and featured it at the entrance of the Tea Party.
We set the table with an assortment of china from three generations, plus a few Goodwill finds, my mother's teapot collection and a very generous neighbor who had some fabulous tablecloths. Thanks Debrah! Can you find my tea pot? It's my ewehooo! cameo.
Kaylee, the guest of honor and her doll, Ruthie wearing their matching birthday outfits.
The first thing the guests got to do upon arrival was dress for Tea.
I found these Chipboard purses at the craft store (you can also find them here). I simply spray painted them and added their names. They decorated them with flower stickers and rhinestones. Inside each purse was candy lipstick and a small mirror compact.
The girls decorated hats for themselves and their dolls.
My sister, Reba and I raided my 93 year old grandmother's closet for dress shoes and scarves. She had 88 pairs of shoes the last time she counted. She wears a size 4-1/2, perfect for little 8 year old feet!
I made each of the girls a set of gloves out of white knee socks. Easy tutorial to come.
Abraham Lincoln(s) were surprise guests. You can imagine all the dolls were tickled pink!
Then is it was Tea Time!
Lots of toothless smiles!
And a toast to Kaylee!
A friend of Reba's baked cupcakes from scratch and each girl got her own delicious treat with personalized mini-bunting, doll sized too!
Make a wish!
What a delightful day!
Buster won't admit it, but I think he had a great time too!