Thursday, March 23, 2017

#tbt: Rachel's 5th Birthday

So apparently I missed blogging about a few major events last year :) Since I really do want this blog to be our family's memory book, and Sam's birthday is coming up next week, I thought I should document Rachel's birthday. This really is a legit #tbt because her birthday was in JUNE. #momfail
So this Rachel on her actual birthday and it's a good photo of her obsessions at the time: pink, dresses, make up, jewellery and buns in her hair. She was thrilled to be able to indulge in them all at once.
Since my parents were here for her actual birthday, we had a big dinner (probably BBQ although, to be honest, I don't remember!) with Dave's family, Tim and Janice, and all of us. Rachel asked for ice cream sundaes for dessert which was a fun change from cake.
For Rachel's party the next day, which was a tea party with her friends, I made a teapot cupcake cake. I decorated it to look like the special teapot Tim and Janice had given her for her birthday.
The girls came over and made necklaces until everyone had arrived. Then they decorated fancy hats for the tea party. They LOVED this and the whole process took about half an hour to forty-five minutes.
Then they all played outside and I got one picture of them in their fancy tea outfits and hats!
Inside the table was all set in pink and they ate various kinds of goldfish crackers, fruit, and cupcakes. We went to a thrift store and found little cups and saucers so each girl drank their tea out of a special cup and saucer which they got to take home, along with their hats, as party favours.

It was such a fun party to celebrate our girl turning five. And I would be remiss if I didn't do a shout out to my friend, Kendyll. Kendyll's daughter had a tea party for one of her birthdays and invited Rachel and I stole most of my ideas from her. It was just too much fun, and too sweet, to only experience once!


  1. Happy TBT birthday, Rachel! And oh the hope this gives me that warmth will return once again!! :)

  2. Oh, what a fun party! I love the idea of decorating hats, and taking home the cups/saucers is super cute!!

  3. That is just the most perfect little hat tea party I've ever seen! If I had a girl I'd totally steal this. Rachel is so lucky!

  4. I love the teapot cupcake cake! Rachel is such a cutie. :D

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  6. What a cute tea party! I want to have one now!
    Happy Birthday Rachel :)


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