My little Layla turned 3 recently, and I couldn't be more pleased with how her birthday went. About a month before her birthday, I asked her what kind of party she wanted. Without pause, she answered "a princess tea party." I immediately referred to Pinterest, and started building my tea party board of ideas. I was determined to throw a fantastic, royal affair. This was the first birthday Layla would have that she was no longer really a "baby," and I wanted it to be memorable for her.
Handmade invitations, by yours truly.
I literally spent two whole days JUST preparing food. It was all so delish!
On the menu we had:
fruit with Nutella fruit dip
veggies with ranch
cucumber and chicken salad sandwiches
pink lemonade punch
My amazing Mom made Layla's adorable little cake, and I made the doily crown cake topper.
The little princesses decorated princess door hangers to take home. This kept them busy for longer than I expected!
Believe it or not, this is my baby sister! Her name is Evie, and she's a little younger than Layla! Isn't she a doll?
Layla received so many lovely gifts from her friends. I was very proud of how gracious she was after opening each one!
My parents brought Layla's bouncy for the girls to play in. Seeing their little faces light up as it was inflating was just wonderful! They all played so nicely together.
Even sleepy little Princess Tesla enjoyed the festivities, as she munched happily on a stick of celery.
A giant thank you to my fantastic friend, Carrie, for taking such lovely pictures! The day went fairly smoothly, and was enjoyed by all. Afterward, I let out a huge sigh of relief, exhaustion, and contentment. I guess I should start planning a birthday party for a one-year-old now? ...Maybe next week.