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This past weekend, Wesley and Gray hosted their 4th birthday at La Petite Tea Room in Metairie, LA. Well, the mama’s actually hosted it (Whitney & I). There's nothing better than afternoon Tea with your friends.
Afternoon tea is usually around 4pm. The menu consisted of a light meal composed of three course tea sandwiches and savories, followed by scones . Everything was bite-sized and eaten with fingers. The girls really enjoyed saying "Cheers" with their tea cups. The party was very quaint and dainty. The age ranges of the tea party ranged from baby girl to 6 years.
Just a fun fact: Afternoon tea is also called ‘low tea’ since it is enjoyed on low tables with comfortable chairs and sofas. High tea, on the other hand, consists of hearty dishes and high tea ( between 5PM – 7PM). Instead of small crustless finger sandwiches, a high tea menu consisted of meat dishes, potatoes, baked beans, and other heavy dishes. It was meant to nourish the after a long day at work. Just a little fun "Tea Facts" for the next time you throw a gathering.
Wesley and Gray have been friends since birth. They were literally friends in the womb. They attended the same daycare and now elementary school. They have the same circle of friends and their birthdays are 10 days apart. How genius to THROW a double party?
Let’s face it, kids parties definitely come in waves. Parents find themselves juggling party times on Saturday and Sunday. On other weekends, not much is going on. We find ourselves scrambling for things to do with the kids.
The mommies have been planning this tea party for months. We found a location that was able to accommodate our needs. Time to get the Tea Party started!
The morning of the party started off rocky. We had a few setbacks and last minute changes, but the mommy-squad was on it. We rolled up our sleeves and put on our "Mommy of the Party" hats.
Before the party, I started feeling overwhelmed, but we made sure things stayed afloat and things worked out. At the party, we received a few compliments that we had it all together. Whew, if they only knew. This job is hard, we did make it it look easy. It comes with months of planning and strategizing.
First, the toppers were amazing. Whitney made them at the very last minute. We found the cakes on Pinterest. Apparently, Fancy Nancy is a phenomenon on there. One cake was filled with lemon and the other was chocolate. Both were, equally, delicious.
The swag bags
I can’t take any credit for these. Whitney created a thank you gift for the girls to go home with. The pink bags were filled with feather boas, lip balm, ring pop, process stickers and bubbles.
Fancy of course. The girls came slaying their fanciest outfits. Outfits ranged from LOL dress, Minnie mouse to adorable tea dresses.
There was so much to do, I was so happy the hostesses were there to keep us on track. The little dolls got manicures, made masks, had a dance party and of course sipped tea.
Special Guest Appearance
Fancy Nancy arrived and lit the place up. Everything was perfect. She surprised the girls with her "Fancy" personality. Fancy danced with the girls, read a story, took photos and even had a Q&A session with some of the inquiring little ones. Even the older girls were in Fandom.. Fancy left us saying "Muah, Muah".
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I am a New Orleans native, wife, mom of two, social media blogger and Human Resources Executive! I love to read, write, travel, kid's activities, date nights with the hubby and GIRLS NIGHTS OUT!
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