Monday, January 24, 2011

make your own dolly tea party


This past weekend my sister threw a special party for her daughter.  I hated to not be there, but that is the reality of living across the country from each other.  We've been planning, over the phone, for the last month or so. It was so fun to finally see her all her work when she sent me some pictures.

Luckily, she was willing to let me share her party with you. 

First she made back apple dolls for each of the guests. 

Everyone was able to pick a doll and give her a face.

 They gave her a heart and stuffed her up. 

Then she was sewn shut while the girls had tea. 

The tables were dressed up using lots of pink scraps of fabric and paper and all the girly decorations from my nieces bedroom. 

I especailly liked how my neice wrote out each of the place cards. 

Each place setting had a fancy cupcake stand, a fabric flower and a tea cup. She purchase all her tea cups at thrift stores so they could be taken home as a favor. 


My sister got her husband to serve the tea, which everyone loved. 

And what is a tea party with out hats. 


Happy birthday Carol, We wish we were there!

The woman behind it all. 

please leave her a comment, I'm sure she'll be checking. 

45 comments:

anne maskell said...

I am in awe! What a fabulous party for little girls! It looks just like a wonderland. These little girls will remember this party forever!

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Julia said...

What a beautiful party! I just love all of the little details! The dolls were a wonderful addition...I bet the girls were so excited to bring them home:).

Pink Princess said...

What a cute idea. I don't have children but love this idea for grown ups too...oke a little changing here and there lol

Brandy said...

I love the idea of having the girls decorate their own doll! So fun!

Brandy
{Gluesticks}
www.brandyscrafts.blogspot.com

Deborah Raymond said...

WOW! That looks like a lot of fun, and a lot of work!

stephaniegiese said...

That is awesome! Sure beats a trip to biuld-a-bear. Way more memorable & meaningful than store bought decorations or bounce houses, less expensive, and 500 times cuter! :)

LeighAnn said...

What a wonderful birthday idea! It looks like it took a lot of work. I especially like your husband pouring tea in an apron! I'd have to blackmail my husband to do that!

Brooke Anna said...

So adorable. Love the hats and cupcake stands :) Were those clear cups used as the stand? LOVE IT!

Sarah said...

Lucky Carol. I love her and that sister of yours. I love that tea-server, too! The hats and the dolls = my favorites. Kalleen's sister, you are so talented!

Shoomie Occasions said...

This is ADORABLE!! What a fun activity, I bet the little girls were thrilled!! From the Dad serving tea to the Party hats and homemade dolls, oh and the place cards too, love it!

Chris said...

What a wonderful idea...especially personalizing each dolly.

Lauranie said...

Whoa...How OUTRAGEOUSLY wonderful!!! All of that hard worked paid off in those smiles!! Way to go Kalleen's sister!! What a talented family you all are! My SIL's sister just started a party planning business, she doesn't sew..but what AWESOME ideas you will give her when I forward this post!! Thanks Kalleen for all of your inspirations...I am a proud lurker!! :)

Emily said...

SO SO SO cute. What a lovely party.

Something Wilde said...

What an adorable party! I love the black apple dolls - I can't believe you made one for each of them. What a great favor!

Anchely said...

Ditto what Sarah said! Love, Heidi

Sandi said...

How wonderful! I wish I could do this for my daughter's 5th birthday in the Spring, but almost all of her friends are boys!! Maybe in a couple years.

Your sister did a wonderful job - it looks like they all had a great time.

tomiannie said...

Now that is just delightful! What a beautiful party!

Jessica said...

holy black apple! I can't believe how many dolls she sewed!! Such a cute idea to let the girls do their faces and stuff them like build-a-bears.

Erin said...

Love all the little touches on the table and the eclectic mix of all the patterns!

BellaVida said...

So sweet and so pretty. I love the idea of having the girls decorate their own doll.

Randi said...

That party is so fantastic! I'm bookmarking it and may have to copy it for my youngest at some point. Thanks for sharing all of the amazing details.

BBrowning said...

Great party idea, everything is super cute! Do you know what she used for the cupcake stands?

Summer said...

This makes me want to have a little girl! Oh my, so cute!

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not - we are planning a tea party for my sister's birthday in March. She'll be 22 but I'm sure she'll enjoy it, right? Thanks for the ideas!

Trina Curran said...

Oh...my...gah...I have until March 30 to copycat her for my daughter's Fancy Nancy party. This is freaking adorable!!!

Benjamin and Jennie said...

I love it love it love it!!! If I had a little girl I would be copying this party!!!!!

Catherine Andrews said...

Amazing Tammy!! Looks like you had lots of fun!

Sasha said...

You are great mom! I like your idea with dolls! Super!!!!!

Meghan Iverson said...

That was way cute Tammy! When I'm old and have kids I'm going to you guys to give them parties ;)

Rachel רחלי גזית said...

I want a party just like that (Does it matter that I've passed the age of 40?)

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Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

My daughter is only 14 months and I can't to trow her a party like this. It seems so personal, simple, and kept focus on the birthday girl. Great job mama!

AMY said...

holy moly awesome party. Especially the dolls!

Mormishmom said...

So darling! Did she use a particular pattern or create her own?

Shelly said...

LOVE IT! Wish I was there. Can't wait to have my own so I can throw them Amazing birthday parties. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL!

Delia said...

How adorable! Kudos to your sister for making all of those dolls!

Jennifer said...

What an adorable and lovely mommy you are!

Jennifer said...

What an adorable and lovely mommy you are!

mommyinthemountains said...

I adore this. Such a personal touch with the handmade dolls. That is some serious dedication!
Love love love.

Andrea @ Addicted2Tutes said...

I love the idea that each girl makes their own doll! What a cute idea! Also, I love how the namecards are all handwritten...this is such a sweet personal touch!

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

i featured this on my blog today

www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

Liz said...

so so so so precious and adorable ... love every single part of it ... and it actually might be the inspiration I need to learn how to sew again to do this for my daughter ... LOVE IT

brooke said...

Very smart ideas. Love it. Gave me great inspiration for the tea party we are having.

Kristy {the purple pug} said...

Way beyond charming. I adore the dolls, the place settings and the Daddy serving tea:) Sharing with my party girls today:)

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