Miss Papercraft turned 9 this week. See here for her birthday card and poster.
Now that there’s 3 mini mes at Papercraft HQ, they are on a roster for a big party, but I’m a soft touch when it comes to celebrating birthdays (I love celebrating birthdays!), so I make sure the kids have a celebration of some kind. Miss 9 chose a tea party with a few of her friends from school.
It was a lot of fun to put together a high tea for little people! We prepared a menu, I made food & drinks and we served using the fine china set gifted to me by Mr Papercraft’s Grandma. Why is it that we always keep the “good stuff” hidden away. It’s such a delicate and pretty set – I’ve made a resolution to get it out regularly!
Here’s the table setting ready for the girls…
I made them all a little bag as a table gift using the All Dressed Up Die. I often find dies that make 3D items a little fiddly, but this set is a dream to use. The tabs are lovely and wide and the bag does together beautifully. You can add the straps in a variety of ways to create lots of different looks. I’ve attached from the back corner to the front, using magnets to attach to the front for easier opening.
I added the strip of left over DSPf from the 12″ strip (I’ve used a retired floral pattern called Floral District) to a piece of white copy paper to make a cute coordinating placemat. All those bespoke touches are what makes papercrafting so special to me!
The bags are a great size when made up. We filled them with an assortment of trinkets including a scented mini pen, hair elastic, lip balm, notepad and necklace. The notepad was super easy to make to size by cutting down copy paper (2″ x 2-3/4″), punching with the retired Spiral Punch and clipping together with a cute mini clip. The clips were on the Clearance Rack a little while ago (I love getting a great deal on cute Stampin’ Up!). Click here to see what’s currently available on the Clearance Rack.
The necklaces were made using DIY jewellery supplies with a 1″ circle punch in the same DSP as I used for the bags (did I mention I love it when things match???)! You can find these on ebay by searching for 25mm Pendant Setting Cabochon Tray. You’ll also need glass domes and a necklace chains.
How cute is this high tea cake stand. I stumbled across it by accident last year. The top layer is Banana & Raspberry “Ice Cream” (made using just those two frozen fruits in the Thermomix), pikelets on the middle layer and fruit kebabs on the bottom layer. My kids insist on having marshmallows on the fruit kebabs!!!
If you’d like the All Dressed Up Dies to make their way to your craft room, you can shop in my online store by clicking here.
Good night! It’s time for this birthday Mumma to head to bed for some much needed sleep!