She just LOOKS bigger now!!
She has been talking about having a tea party to celebrate since right after she turned 4. .
We were able to make that happen. .
so that is what most of this post shows. .
Homemade (from scratch) strawberry cupcakes with strawberry buttercream frosting. .
complete with sprinkles and cherries!
We all enjoyed chowing down on those delectables!!
The large ones even have the middle cored out and spreadable strawberry fruit under the icing. .
Pink strawberry shake malted milk balls. .some unusual little gummy strawberry puff candy, real strawberries. .and the hit of the party. .
Cotton Candy from the dollar store!!
The little gravy boat and old creamer are mine from years gone by. .
Fancy little tea sandwiches served on my grandmothers glass platter.
Meat and cheese fingers and squares. .
strawberry cream cheese on triangles, and little jelly roll ups.
We also cut star shapes, and topped them with strawberry cream cheese and a berry half. .
little wheat cracker squares with marshmallow fluff and a dab of raspberry jam. .
And he did a most excellent job. .
Interestingly, I didn't ask the girls to wear Christmas colors. .
I just told their moms to have them wear dress up clothes. .
It was funny that they all matched!!
After the tea party snacks. .
they got some little gifts to open themselves. .
And little hair pieces. .
Though I think the little package of tic-tacs was the best find of the day! They thought those little clear boxes with the tiny little candies were positively NOVEL!
That four little girls. .
would have been so exhausting!!
But they all had a great time. .
so it was worth every bit!!