I loved throwing Caroline's birthday tea party. I had been planning it for months and was so pleased that we could host the party in Utah with all of our family. Everyone was in town and was able to come which hasn't happened in a long time. I found the most incredible ideas here and had so much fun putting everything together. I really wanted to have everyone dress up fancy, but I didn't think her 8 boy cousins would have loved that, so we passed. I was lucky enough to have the party at my parent's home because
my mom is a dish fanatic! She had teacups from my great grandma and elsewhere that were perfect.
The entire menu was finger foods so that everyone could be dainty while enjoying their mini cupcake or fruit on a decorative toothpick.
The main reason I think I wanted to do a tea party is because of this cake. I was in love when I saw it. It was my first experience with fondant and it was intimidating to think about making it.
I made marshmellow fondant which tastes way better than regular fondant, and after I made a really gross looking first cake, the second turned out like this. Adam was so sweet to help me make the spout
and put on the handle. I love that he enjoys being in the kitchen to help me with my often crazy ideas.
Sweet, sweet Great Grandma Beckstrom. Our girls are so lucky to be around her!
My cute sister with the happy birthday girl!
My cute grandmother, Gigi, wore her sweater with a big red heart on it. She came out and said, "I know this is a Valentine's sweater, but I thought it was appropriate for the occasion. I heart Caroline."
She couldn't have said it better because I heart Caroline oh so much too!