Princess Tea Parties

There aren’t many party themes more adorable than the Princess Tea Party theme.  If you are planning a princess tea party, I have some fun inspiration for you today!

From Kara’s Party, and incredibly styled princess tea party:

Lots of great ideas (and gorgeous photos) from TSJ photography.  Make sure you scroll all the way through to the end for the links to great sources!

From the Party Wagon, another gorgeous princess tea party… I love the tiara cake pops!  Go through all the pics and you will walk away with some fab ideas like colorful dipped marshmallows, hot pink sugar rimmed drinking glasses, princess tiara cookie and more!

From Glorious Treats, a pink and purple princess tea party… check out the gorgeous pink and purple ribbon frame above the tea party table.  Lots of decorating inspiration here (little touches that have a big impact!). Oh – and those number oreo pops are just too cute!

And finally, an AMAZING idea from Bubble and Sweet… an edible tiara on top a gorgeous ombre princess cake!  Here’s the link for her tutorial showing how to make cake ruffles.

 Are you planning a princess tea party?  We’d love to hear about it!

Thai Beef Salad Recipe

Friends of mine at www.eat.at have been singing the praises of this flank steak salad recipe for quite some time.  Now that I’ve made it I’m definitely chiming right in with them: it’s delicious!  Thanks to a divine sauce that is, at once, both marinade and dressing – the salad has great flavor.  Although a light meal compared to steak and potatoes, add a roll with a great crust and a glass of good wine and you’ve got yourself a wonderful meal.  Easy too!

Ellie Krieger, a host on Food Network, developed this recipe which I’ve adapted a tad.  I like her use of thinly sliced shallots (not as strong as onions) as well as mixing basil and cilantro.  However, as I serve it throughout the summer, I’m going to add a few more ingredients such as thinly sliced cucumbers, matchstick carrot strips, mushrooms (I might saute those first to brown them a bit and bring out more of their flavorful) and even dried cherries.

Flank steak, once cooked, needs to be sliced thinly and across the grain, otherwise it will be very tough.  I explain and show how to do this in my Maple-Soy Marinade for Flank Steak.

You might like to check out Diva Entertains Beef Recipes.   And if you are planning a celebration – don’t forgot about the fabulous favors offered at Diva Entertains.  Her Plantable Favors, including personalized Herb Favors, are sure to be a hit!

Tea Party Bridal Shower

There are lots of different ways to go with a Bridal Shower, but I think one of the most elegant is a “tea party” theme. Based on my research, it looks like I’m not the only one who thinks this way!

Here is a fabulous post from the Sweetest Occasion, with great ideas for a traditional LOVELY Bridal Shower Tea Party:

From Style Me Pretty comes an exquisite display of photos, with style info at the end of the post:

 

And elegance often mixes well with quirky… just check out the fabulous Alice in Wonderland tea party on Project Wedding.  The post is FULL of great ideas for putting on your OWN Alice-themed tea party.

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And of course, we have some lovely tea party favors in the Diva Entertains shop.

Porcelain Teacup Favors:

 

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Tea Party Sugar Cubes:

Tea Party Purse Favors:

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From traditional to quirky, a tea party shower is simply perfect for spring!