Monday, March 11, 2013

Sweet, sweet sixteen...


We threw a birthday party this weekend, and I don't have all the pictures back yet, but I couldn't wait to share.


She wanted a Jane Austen tea party.


We girls had so much fun QUANTITY time planning and researching and crafting and sewing.


It was also quite tiring. A good tired, however.

We made some new friends and enjoyed some old ones.





I will be posting more on what we did to prepare, but I thought you needed to see these right away.







~april

Linking to:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tweak it Tuesday
Tabletop Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday
Rednesday
Tablescape Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
Pearls and Lace Thursday




17 comments:

KathyB. said...

Oh this looks like a wonderful time you will always cherish. Some of the best times of my life came after many sleepless days of planning, preparation, and fruition. Later I learned 'fruition' was the best word, for that is what those times yielded.

I am excited to se the next post about this tea time.

The HOME GIRL said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm a huge Jane Austen Fan...such great memoies you're making!!! Everything looks lovely! =D

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How lovely, what a beautiful day you all had and the memories are priceless! The young girls look like they just came out of Jane Austin's book..beautiful!
FABBY

Antiques And Teacups said...

How fabulous! What a wonderful memory you made for her and her friends! You did a marvelous job! The table and goodies look really amazing. I am so glad you shared and linked to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

kitty said...

What a wonderful party theme! It's so old fashioned and such fun to step back in time. Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!

Lisa said...

This is the sweetest thing I have seen all day! Those smiling faces and lovely tea party just made my heart melt. Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.
xo,
Lisa

Carol said...

What a lovely and fun idea for a birthday party! It's so nice to see some thought and creativity put into a birthday, rather than just a pizza place and video games!

Thank you so much, April, for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments on my Momma-Cave.

Laurie Ritchey said...

What wonderful memories she will have of this pretty party. I love that awning, and the tables look so pretty. Pretty girls too. This looks like so much fun. laurie

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how special of a day for the young ladies - and yourselves - to enjoy together.

There's nothing quite like an old fashioned classic afternoon tea...especially if it is nice enough to have outdoors!

I can't wait to see more!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous tea and theme. The girls look amazing, so pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Hgus, Marty

Style Sisters said...

So precious...what a fun idea..looks like the girls are having a lovely time. Come link up to centerpiece Wed on my blog The Style Sisters http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/03/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_12.html
Karin

LV said...

Nice seeing some young folks honoring the older generation. Not many would dream of it. Very nice.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

This is the nicest party I have ever seen. What a lovely idea. It's so nice to see young one's wanting such a party. I would love to see the rest. I will follow so I can come back.
Thank you for visiting and for your nice comments

Doni said...

What a lovely party and what a lovely memory!! I'm sure they will be talking about all that beauty and gorgeous food for ages!
What a sweet way to spend a special day, and thank you so much for sharing it with us!
Blessings,
Doni

AllyJo said...

Oh My GOSH!!!!!! I want a Jane Austen Tea Party. Am I too old???? Her birthday is in December. I always wanted to have one of these on her birthday, a birthday party for Jane Austen. These photos are precious. What a great memory for her.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Awesome! What an inspired idea - gorgeous photos and the food looks perfect! Terrific idea! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday!
Kathy
some frameable pictures here!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Someone get me a fainting couch stat because I am swooning with delight!!!
The pictures are just priceless my dear friend.

I just recently received a Jane Austen Illustrated Treasury by Rebecca Dickson. You must search it out. :)