January 20, 2008

the tea party

ella said she wanted to have a tea party for her birthday. immediatly i thought mad hatter. i began my search for games the mad hatter, white rabbit and doormouse would have played. indoor croquet was not an option, we just don't have the room. there wasn't much out there for 7 and 8 year olds, most of the ideas i found were too old, so i stuck to the basics... musical teacups, simon says, and best decorated hat.

food was easy to figure out.

classic cucumber sandwiches and mini loaves of banana bread

sugar cookies and fruit

i always do chocolate dipped strawberries, and it's never a tea party without tea (frozen strawberry daquari mix mixed with peach grape sparkling juice- heart ice cubes from ikea!)

the cake turned out okay, i chose to make a vanilla sponge cake, swapping out the vanilla extract for strawberry extract, with strawberry cream cheese icing. i was mildly dissappointed in the final result, although the kids didn't complain so i really shouldn't either. just wasn't perfect.

after 3 hours of entertaining and smiling and laughing, i needed a drink. i made a stubbly beaver. mmmmm.

stubbly beaver

1 ounce vodka
1 ounce irish cream
1 ounce butterscotch schnappes
3-4 ice cubes
add each ingredient over ice, stir and enjoy.

1 comment:

Lisha said...

Happy Birthday Ella! Your tea party looks like fun. Love the cookies, they look scrumptious!
Lisha xx