Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Impromptu Tea Party Picnic

On Memorial day we didn't really have any plans. We tried to think of something, nothing sounded good. Then my hub said hey why don't we go shopping to pick up some things for a picnic and Lean (my daughter) can have a picnic with her friends. Sounded good. He asked if I could make special plates for them or something. Like a tea party?? I'm in.

So off they went to the store and off I went to look for some tea party goodies. Why, Jean Knee do you have a well organized, well tea party stocked house? No, I have a large craft hoard that threatens to take up the whole house. But hey, picnics are outside, right?
Any way here's how I threw together a tea party picnic in 30 minutes. First the picnic blanket. I usually keep a white twin sized top sheet to use at children's parties because it is cheap, pretty, and costs about $5.00 from Walmart, so when the spills come, don't even worry. But it was a bit windy and said blanket kept blowing up. So instead I spread two huge white bath towels onto the grass.
Then I grabbed some paper plates and cups left over from various parties and girlied them up.



I stuck a doily onto a pink plate using double sided tape. I took a length of crepe paper and made a twist about every inch and a half. I wrapped double sided tape around cup and stuck the twist on. I grabbed a basket and popped some flowers in for a centerpiece (it didn't even blow away in the wind) and tied a lace ribbon onto a pitcher of pink koolaide. We had leftover brownies but they weren't very pretty so I cut out circle shaped brownies, popped them into a cupcake liner and added whipped cream and a cherry. Beautiful. Careful these melt fast if it's hot, eat them first. The rest was just cheese and crackers, chips, grapes, anything else they wanted.




I turned out so sweet. Magical. Here's some real life things that happened: One girl went home never to return because we didn't spread the blanket where she wanted it. And two drinks spilled, less than usual. That's a fake cake in the table re-enactment, but ain't it cute?

CHEERS!

13 comments:

No Cool Story said...

This post should have been called
"Impromptu SUPER AWESOME Tea Party Picnic"

Bee said...

hmmmmmm my invite must have gotten lost in the mail???

Tracy said...

You know, I like tea parties too, especially the impromtu kind.
You are a super crafty Goddess Jean Knee!

Hey It's Di said...

Can I borrow you to be creative for a party for my kids? That looks really darling and sounds like a blast! You are cool parents:)

Lisa said...

Pink and frilly! You are wild!!

Such the super mom you are! My poor children will never experience such coolness.

Rhonda said...

Holy Crap! You are super crafty lady of the week!

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

With your super craft hoard combining forces with my super craft hoard we can fill the Earth with useless but gorgeous crafty things!!!

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Tea Party......immediately followed by a Pee Party.

Did you have fancy doilies in the loo, too?

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

I've never given my girls an adorable tea party. You're a fun mom, Jean Knee. That's probably why my Melody wants to come live with you.

Lori said...

that sounds like a lovely tea party!!!

heidi said...

hi jean ~ you are entered! very sweet tea party! i will definately be doing a tutorial on crepe ruffles soon!
xo heidi

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Lovely impromptu tea party. Loved the ribbon on the cups.

Irma :)

Monica said...

oh my arent you a clever one!
love the jazzed up tableware..very cute!