A Dreamy Tea Cups and Tutus Celebration

Watching my daughter play dress up and have a tea party with her imaginary friends (or one reluctant older brother) is a dream come true. I love to see her imagination at work!

So, when we received this Teacup and Tutu party from mom Johanna Saucier, I completely fell in love with the gorgeous palate of soft pinks and oranges. Our tea party and tutus invitation and package printables inspired this dreamy party! (New colorway in peach and pinks!)

Enjoy the pictures…


Here are the details as told by Johanna…
I am a planner by nature and knew the day after my daughter’s first Lilly Inspired first birthday that I wanted to do a Teacups and Tutu theme using soft pinks and oranges. Her first birthday included bright colors with tons of pop so the second needed to be soft, delicate, and feminine.  With that much time to plan I kept adding details up to week before her the party; as I would finish one I would see something else on Pinterest that would inspire me to do another project.  I LOVE details!!  I believe it’s the details that make a party memorable and unique (along with ensuring the little ones have fun). Although I did use vendors this party also incorporated many DIY projects from the dress up closet to the floral kissing balls. I used dollies throughout the party to accent the shabby chic look I was going for; my favorite use of the dollie was the month by month garland I made with pictures mounted on them and strung using adorable tulle pom clothespins from Titi’s Tutu’s.

I had to also remember it wasn’t just about me and the details; it was about my sweet Presley and although animals has nothing to do with teacups and tutu’s we hired Zoomagination to come out and show n’ tell with various animals/reptiles.  The girls absolutely loved the animals including the lizards and snake.  I also set up a dress up and photo op area where girls could put on tutu’s and jewelry (I used the Anders Ruff paper to decoupage the tutu hangers) and a craft table for gardening, crown making, and teapot foam frames to decorate.

For food, my husband was insistent that he would grill for all the guests however, I was insistent that we hire a food truck, Toastie Buns, so that he could also enjoy the party.  Little did he realize I also had plenty of other work for him in prep that day and after the party ended he thanked me for hiring Toastie Buns not to mention all the guests loved the gourmet burgers and sliders for the little ones.

Each little girl received a personalized tote bag for their tutu, crafts, tulle wand, jewels, and sweets.  This was another one of my favorite details- the personalized tote bag and inexpensive to make.

Photography: CN Photography
Printables: Anders Ruff Custom Designs
Tulle Poms: Titi’s Tutu’s
Cakeballs/ Macarons: BonBon
Cake: Cakes by Cathy Young
Birthday Girl Hat: Little Pink Tractor
Burlap Bunting: FunkyShique
Tulle Wreath: Picky Picky Peacock
Catering: Toastie Buns
Party Supplies: Shop Sweet Lulu & Shindigz Party
Craft supplies: Oriental Trading
Iron On’s for guest tote bags: Whimsical Stitches

Thank you Johanna for sharing your daughter’s lovely party with us!

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  1. Can I ask where you get your candy dishes from. I love them. The birthday party was beautiful. Love the tutu idea!

  2. Love everything about this! I’m planning a vintage airplane party for my sons first birthday and just booked the vintage museum for our venue! Loved your tea and tutu idea…I may have to use that for my Downton Abbey-loving three year old. Gorgeous!

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