Princess Turns One

Its been a long time blog! Im blaming the election - that was a mad amount of work!

In the meantime, Princess turned one!

Given the ongoing renovations at our place, we hired a local church hall. Such a lovely old building and set the scene perfectly for the Formal Afternoon Tea theme.

I spent a lot of time (no really - a lot!) scouring local second hand shops for teacups, silverware and serving plates. We had mountains of scones with jam, lemon butter and cream, cupcakes, finger sandwiches, fairy bread, jam rolls, pink lemonade and of course, tea. 

I found a great idea on Tea Rose Lane, wrapping the store bought jam rolls in scrap-booking paper. I expanded on the idea and also wrapped bottles of our home-made pink lemonade in the same paper.

I also spent a lot of time sewing bunting - Dad strung it around the hall and of course I forgot to photograph it!  Like just about everything else about the party! Even these photos werent taken by me - I have to remember next event!

Because of all the election work - my Mum & Dad & Sister sprang into action and spent the day before the party at our place baking everything. If it werent for them - Im not sure the party would have gone ahead!

Despite being a little frightened of everyone singing Happy Birthday I think Princess had a great time.