Friday, October 24, 2008

The Queen's Birthday Party

Right now, the queen is completely obsessed with the Beatrix Potter stories, so of course the birthday theme was Peter Rabbit. Above is a photo of the guest's goody bags - this year around Easter T*rget had Peter Rabbit books, candies and fun treats in the $1 section, so I stocked up.

Here is the table set up - I went a little crazy with the rabbit food theme - we had salad, berries and cream (just like Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail!), blanched asparagus, tea sandwiches, scones and devonshire cream, and those cute little champagne grapes. We served lemonade in pretty tea cups. For flowers I used some potted plants and herbs I already had, a few bunches of inexpensive glads, and best of all, several bunches of Swiss Chard in vases.

And here is the cake - complete with sugar pansies and garden fence, sugar vegetables and butterflies, and a sugar Peter peeking out of the watering can. I don't have a good picture of the girls in their dresses, but I made them all three little dresses out of the Beatrix Potter fabric. The queen loved it, and thought it was the best birthday EVER! (of course, she only has last year to compare to, since I am pretty sure she doesn't remember the first two!)


the striped rose said...

I love BP too! When the girls get to old for the BP things in their room (as if!) I am going to bring everything downstairs and have a BP kitchen. You just cannot beat BP for vocabulary! Where else to do littles learn "soporific?" When my Mary Margaret was 3 she told her daddy, "It is time for me to watch a program, whatever you may urge to the contrary!" You can guess which tale that was from! Do you have the cds with British actors reading the tales? We love those in the car!
The cake is incredible. Everything looks fantastic!

Erin said...

Oh my. What a cake and what a party! I've always loved Beatrix Potter, but I just can't get my boys interested enough.

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Wow! You did a great job. Looks like a scrumptuous day!