Tea for Two {Ray’s 2nd Birthday}

My sweet baby Ray turned TWO yesterday and we celebrated with a Rifle Paper Tea Party! I had SO much fun planning this little tea party for the girls and a couple of friends. You can see where all my inspiration started on this post, I loved all the saturated colors and it came together just as I imagined.

I did an invitation strictly for the memory book. I made it online at Paperless Post and printed a copy!

I kept all the decorations and details in our open dining area. I set the table to the nines with all the Rifle Paper Co. Party ware from Ellie and Piper and Suga Mama’s Bakery. I used every cake stand I owned and it turned out so sweet! I mixed the paper products with real linens and a DIY porcelain tea set to make it a little more sophisticated.

I also decorated the shelf behind the table with the drinks, photos of Ray and a giant balloon garland from Studio Pep. Filled apothecary jars with confetti and incorporated my Rifle Paper Co Chatbooks to really make the come to life.

I added my rainbow Pearl & Jane garland with the Rifle Paper ‘Tea For Two’ letters- and I LOVE the little pop of color that appeared in all the photos!

The Menu consisted of tea sandwiches, egg cups, and chicken salad sandwiches. For something sweet, unicorn fluff, Suga Mama’s macarons and mini bundt cakes. The bunt cakes were made with my grandmothers mini bunt tin which is special to me. I happened to have some Suga Mama’s buttercream in my freezer, so I colored that and piped the tops! I finished everything with some sweetapolita sprinkles to add a little extra sparkle.

Drinks were simple, lemonade and water for the girls (in of tiny tea cups of course), champagne, Rosè and Rose lemonade for the adults. I used some Chalk Designs By Me drink tags on ribbon to label the jugs. I added lemon slices and grapefruit slices to the jugs as well!

Dressing the girls up was my favorite part! I pulled colors from the party to pick the girls outfits! Their hair accessories really pulled it all together! I’m obsessed with Denver’s Wunderkin bow and of course Brennan wore a Fancy Free Finery felt flower. Ray’s birthday crown was custom designed by Little Blue Olive and it was quite fitting for the birthday girl! They all ended up in bathing suits playing outside! Dress and Onesie are from Gap and the floral dress is Zara.

Ray had the best day eating sweets, drinking tea and playing with her new toys.

Here is the Unicorn Fluff Recipe I promised- it’s SO good! Recipe via delish.com

INGREDIENTS
8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 c. marshmallow Fluff
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch salt
pink, purple, green, and blue food coloring (I used neon colors)

sprinkles (I used GLAM ROCK from sweetapolita)

NILLA Wafers, for serving
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and powdered sugar. Beat with a hand mixer until evenly combined. Add heavy cream, vanilla and salt. Beat until smooth and fluffy. 
  2. Divide mixture between four small bowl (or one bowl for each color you’re using) and add a couple drops of a different food coloring to each bowl. Stir to combine, adjusting color as desired.
  3. Add spoonfuls of the dyed dip into a serving bowl, alternating colors until you’ve used up all the mixture. Swirl the colors together with a knife. 
  4. Top with sprinkles and serve

And a few more snaps of some goodies for my girl, here’s her gift guide of what she got

Xo, Kelsey

Thank you to everyone who helped make this party come to life, Ellie and Piper and Suga Mama’s Bakery for all the party supplies, Little Blue Olive for the adorable party hat and of course, Studio Pep for the most gorgeous balloons. And I can’t forget Cuddle and Kind for gifting dolls for the girls to open yesterday! They gained 3 new best friends!