Party Planning Inspiration

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
When I see images on line that I love, I "collect" them for future inspiration. In planning Kate's Princess Tea Party these are the images I have amassed. I feel quite certain Kate's Princess Tea Party will not be as dreamy as all of these images but they sure have inspired me.
I can hardly believe my little Kate turns 4 tomorrow!
My creation

Katie~the little cookies above are French macaroons filled with chocolate ganache.
They are even gluten free!
I am going to try to make them.
We'll see how it goes!


Image from here

These are her actual invitations.


I made each of the girls a pearl and swarovski crystal bracelet as their napkin ring.

I am doing lots of little crafty things (for me anyway~I am not so crafty) and making all of the food myself (except for the cake). It has been a lot of work but I am having so much fun. I sure hope I get it all done in time for Saturday. I might be sad when it is over:) I am off to make pink flower pom poms!


  1. Wow, this is lovely! The invitation is fabulous! I will have to save this post in a file for inspiration in a few years! I am sure Kate will be a beautiful 4 year old princess! :)

  2. OMW... Kim everything is soooo BEAUTIFUL. .
    Kate will LOVE IT.
    and the little braclets are darling..
    you are doing a WONDERFUL Job..
    can't wait to see all the photos from the party..
    Have a great week..
    Love ya BIG...

  3. What are those divine looking cookie/sandwiches?!? I do the same thing for parties and decorating ideas for our home. I LOVE the napkin rings! Good luck and have fun!!!!

  4. Gorgeous!!! Wow time does fly! I hope you all have a wonderful time!!

  5. OH MY!! So beautiful! How DID you make those lovely bracelets?? Not crafty at all here, detailed instructions would be appreciated! Can't believe your sweet Kate turns 4! Have a wonderful time!

  6. Oh simply divine and sweet....the little bracelets are priceless....what a beautiful touch....I have a party to plan in August for Sophia....I doubt it will be this elegant though....probably out of fear that I would fail....I will look forward to seeing pictures from this darling tea party.... ;)

  7. Happy early birthday to sweet Kate. What a great idea for the bracelets/napkin rings. You are so creative!
    Sorry you are hating on your diet well.

  8. Love the pictures and inspiration! Looks like Kate is going to have a very lovely, fun party:)

  9. You are very good at crafty stuff. Good for you. Them invited are lovely. Love those macaroons too, they seem to be taking over the cupcake craze!


  10. Everything is so beautiful. Just love the bracelet idea. Can't wait to see the pom poms!

  11. It is going to be so beautiful Kim! I hope it is a magical day!!!! I too can not believe that Kate is going to be 4 already. It seems like yesterday we were welcoming them home and planning their first special parties!!!


    P.S: I sent the "Pink" accessory priority mail yesterday!

  12. I check your blog every week but have never actually commented. I love all of your ideas! My daughter is 5 and we also did a princess party for her 4th. So much fun. I would love to know how you made the napkin rings. This would be something you could do for any age girl or lady. Great idea! Can't wait to see pictures of her party!

  13. I can't wait to see pictures of the party for your soon to be 4 year old. I'm sure it will be lovely, Kim!!! Love all the pictures and especially love the bracelets you sweet. :)

  14. oh Kim this is so sweet. I wanna be invited. I love the bracelet idea. Can't wait to hear whats on the menu. You are a good mommy, my friend.


  15. LOVE the invitations (maybe I can convince Adam to have a princess bday next year...) and the bracelets - cute idea! YOU are crafty!!!

  16. Love is in the detail and Miss Kim every detail is lovely. Can not believe Kate is going to be 4, how time flies. I look forward to a very special Birthday Tea Party post! Great job :)

  17. It looks so beautiful and I absolutely love her invitations and the bracelets for the girls! Can't wait to see how everything turns out!

    Blessings, Ashley

  18. Swoon. Everything is just perfect, I love the bracelet idea! Happy Birthday Kate! I have another two months 'till Coco turns 4, I better start planning ;).

  19. happy birthday katie ru - I love you very much!!!
    aunt staci

  20. I can't believe your cutie pie Kate is turning 4 already! Time flies when you are having fun! It seems like the boys just went to get her!

    It sounds like you have a fabulous party planned! I love the invitations! I have zebra and pink pom poms ready to go for Kamree's party in August!

  21. So cute!! I love it all. I am sure Kate will enjoy it all.

    Have fun. I am sure every thing will turn out yummy.


  22. Looks like it going to be loads of FUN!!! Please tell Kate that Ms. Debbie and Darci send her wonderful birthday wishes and hope her day is filled with lots of FUN!!! I love the bracelets/napkin rings, what a wonderful idea. You have done a GREAT job!!

  23. beautiful!
    Happy Birthday Kate!
    Being 4 is so very special.

  24. Too cute! I love all these pretty party things - great idea to collect and file them. Tia's birthday is in July however her Fairy Garden Party is next week before we move and I will steal some ideas :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. For an allegedly "not so crafty" person, you are quite talented! Everything looks beautiful and Kate will just love looking at the photos from her party years from now remembering how you put it all together for her.

    PS. And we're expecting pictures after the big day. Obviously.

  26. Happy birthday Kate
    I love all these collections she will be a princess for sure!
    Love the invitations and the napkin ring with those little pearls
    OH the joys to have a little girl!
    We are in Me world here this will be so beautiful
    be sure to get lots and lots of pics!
    she will be beautiful!

    Happy B_DAY again Kate!

  27. What a sweet party for a princess. It all looks lovely and I'm sure all the little ladies will have a wonderful time celebrating.


  28. Kim - so beautiful!!!!!!!I love the bracelets!!! And how creative to use them as napkin rings!!! What a beautiful party Miss Kate is going to have.

  29. I LOVE the bracelet napkin rings! I may have to keep this one in mind for Meggie's annual holiday tea party this year. Both "Meaghan" and "Minzhu" (Meg's chinese name) mean pearl. Meg is always wearing pearls:) It may be late but one of my favorites from Meg's princess tea party at Christmas this year were cupcakes baked in tea cups. The children loved them and they looked so pretty on the table:) Enjoy your day and give the birthday girl a big hug from Meaghan Grace! Thinking of you all on Saturday. Michelle and Meggie

  30. WOW! Can't wait to see the result, I'm sure everything will be perfect. Happy Birthday to Kate!

  31. Good luck this weekend and HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet KATE:)

    Can't wait for pictures!!

    Blessings, Ashley

  32. Oh my!! I wish I could be there to see everything! I know it is going to be fabulous!! I feel the pressure already. I don't know a thing about girl birthday parties!!!

  33. I know the party will be a huge success. I love planning all the details and yours look beautiful.

    Happy Birthday to sweet Kate...can't wait to see her birthday pics!

  34. Kate & Kara share a birthday. Kara's party is tomorrow, too. Although at 12, she's doing a spa party. A tea party sounds like so much fun!!

    I love Kate's invite. So cute! I can't wait to see pics from your party. And the pearl bracelets - what a great idea!

    Happy Belated Birthday, Kate!!


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