Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Girls Birthday Gift: Tea Party in a Basket

Here is a fun and *free* gift I came up with for a recent birthday invite my girls were thrilled to receive and attend!

I had an ice cream bucket in my recycling bin and pulled that out - some cute wrapping paper taped around and colorful yarn dressed it right up!

I filled it with ingredients for putting on her own tea party:

* vase for flowers {recycled spaghetti sauce jar with paper and string to decorate it}
* flowers from our yard
* muffin mix
* cloth napkins
* a little tea pot
* lemonade
* muffin papers
* paper straws
* wooden gift tag {free piece that comes with canvases to hold the back into a frame, stamped with metal stamps}
* two apples

Muffin Mix recipe and printable can be found here.

Cloth napkins were *super* simple! I used pinking shears to cut squares of a thrifted Shabby Chic sheet - then ironed them and tied with twine.

I included a little card about how to serve her own tea party:
- gather leaves, flowers, grasses, berries for the center of the table
- set out the napkins and make the table pretty
- make the lemonade and muffins, slice the apple
- turn on pretty music
- invite your family and enjoy serving and fancy manners


Unknown said...

Very creative and resouceful! :) I bet she loved it! Christina

Karen said...

What a lovely idea! I can see making this for a sweet grown-up friend as well. Thank you for your inspiring blog and sweet spirit.

Karate Mom said...


*carrie* said...

Such a sweet gift--great idea, Monica! Very resourceful.

Hattie said...

Simple and oh so Special. I love your ideas!

Monica Wilkinson said...

Ooooh, yes, Karen! Perfect for a grown up friend too :)

Shelby said...

Oh that is one lucky little girl Monica, I love all of your gifting ideas. Very sweet friend.

Blissful & Domestic said...

Such a cute idea!

Elise said...

So cute and fun!!!!