I am so excited to be able to share Maia's 3rd birthday party with you today. Maia is my littlest babe, and full of personality. Among other things, she is a complete ham, so affectionate, extremely strong-willed, and skittish in a crowd. I had an idea to throw her a tiny tea party months earlier, and sent some designs and concepts over to Nicki (Clear and Simple Stamps owner) and Steph (illustrator for CSS) brought my vision to life.
(If you make it all the way to the end of the post, I'll share how you can win these 3 new CSS stamp sets and a matching die!)
I am also beyond lucky to have a talented friend like Marlyn (of Montreal Confections) who baked some beautiful goodies for the occasion.
We re-arranged our living room a bit to create a little party space just for Maia...
I wanted the entire party to be very Maia-accessible. "Lambie" (an old best friend) and the cute handmade doll (a new best friend, which you'll learn more about this upcoming week!) came together for her birthday. Maia had so much fun playing with the set-up, and I loved seeing her so full of joy.
I bought the table and chairs, the tea set, and the little felt cake from Ikea - they were her birthday gift, and doubled as party set-up. Not too shabby.
Even though we kept it small, we still invited family over for treats - so really, it was a full house by the time grandparents and cousins and aunts and uncles got involved. hee hee.
A little cart is the perfect place to show off some tea treats...
My vision for the party was soft, vintage, shabby, and yet still toddler-friendly. I mixed a lot of grown up florals with the adorable images from the stamp sets. Stuffed bears and rabbits with granny-patterned fabrics and washi tape? love it.
I hope you love it too! I'm so excited to have shared Maia's party with you. I'd love to hear what you think about Maia's tea party, and the images from the stamp sets that I helped design!
If you'd like a chance to win the 3 stamps sets I used to craft this party (rag doll: tea party, rag doll: tea party extras, and tablescapes) as well as the matching tea tag die, all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post. The giveaway will be quick - comment before Sunday at 9pm EST and I'll randomly pick a lucky winner on Monday morning.