2. Whip up some little cloth napkins. Simply cut 4 squares from the 1/4 yard of fabric that you chose and hem the edges. I just roll the edge twice and sew, very simple really! If you need a more detailed tutorial on making cloth napkins check out this post. Now, if you aren’t into sewing you could always purchase cloth napkins or use a knit or felt material that doesn’t unravel if let unhemmed. The napkins add just the right amount of homemade and elegant to the project, though. I think you should make them.
Pack everything into the box that the tea set originally came in. It all fits just right. I tied a big ribbon around the outside of the box to make sure the lid stay closed until party time (my kids help carry it to where we want to go or into the car, so I didn’t want it to accidentally open because of small helping hands)
Your tea set is all ready, and now you just need to find the perfect tea party spot.
Here are a few pictures of our first party, indoors on a rainy day:
A little stencil (or a doily) and some powdered sugar on the cookies made our treat extra fancy on this particular day.
Disclosure: Just for the record, I drove 3 hours to Ikea to attend an event for bloggers. You can read a post about that day here. Ikea gave me $25 to spend at their store and a delicious free breakfast. Ikea is going to check out all of the posts from the bloggers who attended and their favorite project will score a $200 Ikea gift card for the blogger (fingers crossed!). Let’s be honest, my Ikea opinions are real and mine because I wouldn’t have driven that far (with 3 kids by myself) if I didn’t already like the store.