Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Intimate Backyard Tea

Pyxie Productions of Roseville: Photography
We threw a "Fall Backyard Tea Birthday Party" (that's a mouth full!) for our friend and client, Heather, this last weekend.  We spent many weeks planning this event and thinking about all of the little details. We met with Heather multiple time and had unlimited contact with her to keep the lines of creativity going to get exactly what Heather wanted with still a few surprises in store for her that day.

Nicole keeps telling me that God is on our side with this business because little things happen all the time to make each event special.  Before this specific event we worried about getting good photos of all the details and hard work we had put into the party, but luck was on our side that day.  We randomly got a call from Jaymie from Pyxie Productions Photography in Roseville.  She had seen our business card in Shady Coffee.  On the whim she decided to call us and see if she could work with us and she was willing to came out and take some pics of our party.  So, enjoy a few good pics below.

About this party:

Heather wanted a party in her backyard where she could invite her closest friends for a tea. She wanted a fall theme and she wanted some fun details like an option for her guests to dress up.  Heather was a great client because she basically let us take creative license with the decorations.  She just wanted a great menu, pumpkins incorporated, and some fun games.  We were on a limited budget so we came up with some fun inexpensive ideas.  We incorporated a tea time trivia game and a game about the Birthday girl.  We spent time on a lot of little details like gold framed pictures, gold painted pumpkins, gold framed mirrors, and lace and burlap in other areas. Lace & burlap lined the tables, and pumpkins hid in many corners.  We also handmade tags for all the tea pots and food.  We found some great gold fabric leaves that we stamped with the word 'Joy' and put under each tea cup.  Each setting of tea had a classic original china setting that has been around for years in Nicole's family line.  As always, we love to rent from our dear friend Marci from Sacramento Vintage Crockery Rentals for all her cute unique things that add flare and fun to our tables.  We were able to get some crystal jam jars and extra tea pots from her for this event.

The favors for the guests were mini pumpkins signed with fun saying from the birthday girl.  We decided to make a mini pumpkin patch to display the cute pumpkins.  Each guest was asked to go pick their favorite and take it home with them.

We had a delicious fall menu that included butternut squash soup, Fat Cat scones, classic tea sandwiches, pumpkin cookies, and some amazing teas.  We found the most yummy Chocolate Mint Black Tea that was so delish it didn't even need sugar.

Heather did not want a traditional birthday cake so we ended up having an amazing cake from Ettore's Bakery of Sacramento.  It was a Tiramasu Birthday Cake with some Cherry Kissed Flare!  We made a special birthday flag that was displayed on a cute twig.  We also paired the cake with a tea cup full of flowers and fall leaves.

We put so much time and effort in all the details of this special party. We wanted the perfect touches that showed Heather's guests just how much they meant to her.  Many of the guests commented on what a great party it was and Heather was so pleased at how everything turned out!  Some even said it was the best party they had ever been too!  We could not ask for a better compliment.  We want to thank everyone who came and our great vendors for helping us out.

Celebrations Rentals of Roseville: Chair Rentals

-Kendall Burley

Enjoy the pics:

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