|Glass Bottles with Red Striped Straws and Ribbon/Ticket Ties|
This party grouping includes:
- Colorful Striped, Three-Tiered Cake with Fluffy Whipped Icing
- Glass Beverage Bottles with Ribbons and Tickets – the tickets would be great for writing party guests’ names and they look super fun, too!
- Wooden Dowels with knots of colorful ribbons pinned to the top make quick and festive table decorations
- Cupcakes with a big swirl of fluffy icing and “cake pop” style cherries on top
- A Ruffled Party Hat to coordinate with the party theme and dress
- The Party Dress (here, a size 12-18 months) in a vintage-inspired blue floral bodice and yellow and white striped skirt, detailed with a rolled edge on the neck and sleeves, shirring around the neck and waist, and white pom detailing on the hem.
- Bright, red polka dot bags of Popcorn
- A Big Roll of Tickets
|Circus Striped Cake|
|Quick Shirred Circus Dress|
|Ruffled Party Hat|
speaking of keepers, humor me here, is she not the cutest thing ever?
Whip two containers of marshmallow creme in your mixer.
Adding one tablespoon at a time, gradually mix in 3 sticks (1-1/2 cups) softened, unsalted butter. Beat well.
Add 1/2 c. powdered sugar and beat in.
(If you’re not making strawberry frosting, add 1/2 t. vanilla extract). This vanilla version is heavenly on lemon cake – just sayin’.
Now, the simple strawberry part. Add 1/2-1 teaspoon of strawberry extract (to taste) and a very small dot of pink gel food coloring.
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Okay! This is the last of the Tea Party details and I’m getting anxious to show you some of the new things I’ve been working on, but since I know you want to make some of these hats just. for. fun., I’m sharing some close-ups and a little photo step-by-step. The supplies I used included: felt, tulle, pearls, feathers, silk flowers, flower ribbon, plain headbands, and some pieces off a feather boa. Basically, I just started with a piece of tulle and tied or fluffed it into something “big.” Then, holding it in my hand, I started grouping some flowers and/or feathers around it. When I thought I had a grouping I liked, I hot glued it into place on a small square of felt. Wearing the headband and looking in the mirror, I held the glued arrangement up and figured out the correct positioning on the headband. Then I ran back to the glue gun and glued it right in place onto the headband, covering the back with another piece of felt.
For Addie’s hat, I glued strips of flower ribbon onto a circle of felt, then glued elastic to the bottom, with the ends meeting in the center of the felt circle bottom, and then covered the elastic ends with a backing of felt. I knew she would never keep a headband on her head, and this method worked out perfectly.