I thought alot about the girl's birthday's while I was pregnant with Abram. I knew that I would be planning, purchasing, and throwing parties while having a newborn & nursing. Five seems like such a big age that I decided we should do something special.
A tea party for a few special friends.
It was perfect. Well, except for the fact that I forgot to charge my camera and it was completely dead. Luckily, one of my best friends daughter was attending (who is also a pro photog). Big thanks go to Brittany for snapping tons of sweet pics for me. She is a blessing!
Ayla invited 3 of her closest friends Meredith, Sophia, & Lanie. Plus, Leah and her friend Ava (Sophia's sister) took part. The tea party was a hit. I still hear about it from all her friends and from Ayla. We served lots of sweets and sampled 2 kinds of "tea" pink tea (pink lemo) and purple tea (sugar free kool aid). We made sunday hats and each girl had jewelry, lip gloss and a parasol at their seat.
We started the party helping them and discussing proper tea etiquette. Then we left them alone to sip their tea and talk girl talk :) Ayla said her favorite part was pouring the tea herself. My grandmother provided the china and tea pots.
I love these girls and all the fun times we had. I hope they truly are friends forever.
(apologize for tiny pics- since my camera was dead these are pulled from my snapfish account from Britt)