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My Captured Moment – A special afternoon tea party

Once again, I am linking up with my gorgeous friend Heledd who blogs at Running in Lavender. The idea is simply to share photographs that have captured a special moment in life. A moment to treasure and remember forever.

Mr H has recently added all our photographs onto Dropbox. We can now see all our photos on a timeline and it is lovely to look back at moments that I had forgotten.

I came across these photos taken at a special afternoon tea party that Little Miss H and I hosted on Easter Monday. It was a fabulous afternoon with fabulous friends.

My Captured Moment – A special afternoon tea party

A little girl with bunches eating tea from a princess party plate with the post title My Captured Moment_a special afternoon tea party_Mrs H's favourite things

You may think me odd, but I love hosting play dates.

For a few hours Little Miss H gets to run around madly with her friends. Whilst, I get to sit and chat with my mummy pals, eat cake and drink tea. What is not to like?!

Normally our play dates are low-key affairs. But on Easter Monday I decided to make an effort and invite Little Miss H’s friends and their yummy mummies to a special afternoon tea party.

I was delighted when I was contacted by Fabulous Partyware and they offered to send me some samples from their Princess and her kitten party range. This range is perfect for any princess obsessed little girl. And it was perfect for an afternoon tea party for Little Miss H and her friends.

We were sent a cake stand, plates, a tablecloth and some cupcake cases and toppers. Unfortunately, the cake stand shown in the photographs is no longer available but this cute princess castle cupcake stand and table centrepiece would make a wonderful alternative.

A princess and the kitten party cake stand with chocolate cupcakes on it My Captured Moment_a special afternoon tea party_Mrs H's favourite things

As it was Easter, I also decorated the table with a vase of beautiful daffodils, polystyrene eggs decorated by Little Miss H and pink and blue tissue paper pom-poms. These decorations looked perfect when teamed with the Princess and the kitten partyware.

Two photos_one of yellow and white daffodils_one of a table laid for afternoon tea with princess and the kitten partywareMy Captured Moment_a special afternoon tea party_Mrs H's favourite things

I had packed Mr H off to the pub and I relished being the hostess with the mostest. Serving cups of tea and plates of sandwiches. Followed by homemade vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting and smartie and chocolate button cookies.

A little girl with bunches eating tea from a princess party plate_My Captured Moment_a special afternoon tea party_Mrs H's favourite things

Three young children sitting around a table eating a party lunch from princess party plates_My Captured Moment_a special afternoon tea party_Mrs H's favourite things

A little girl with bunches eating tea from a princess party plate_My Captured Moment_a special afternoon tea party_Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H had a wonderful afternoon playing with her friends. I often found her in a corner giggling with her gal pal Little Miss B. She was exhausted after everyone left and enjoyed a nap on the sofa while I tidied up.

And the best thing about hosting a play date? During nap time the following day, I got to put my feet up and enjoy a cup of tea and a left over cupcake.

Three vanilla cupcakes with chocolcate icing and chocolate eggs and princess and her kitten toppers_My Captured Moment_a special afternoon tea party_Mrs H's favourite things

Do you like to host play dates? Or do you find the whole experience quite stressful?

Hugs

Mrs H

xxxx

Disclaimer: I was sent the products from The Princess and her Kitten partyware range by Fabulous Partyware for the purpose of this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own and I only share products that I love.

All photographs courtesy of GW Photography.

Running in Lavender

8 Comments

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    Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock
    October 13, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    It looks like the little people had a wonderful time here – and like you did too making those cakes. They looks so sweet on that stand xx
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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    October 8, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Such cute photos, Mrs H! I don’t mind hosting playdates either, providing there’s not too many children. It’s a fantastic excuse for tea and cake and tiring out the little ones 🙂
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    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    October 6, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Ah what a beautiful little hostess and I love all the little cakes and sandwiches you made. This is is such a sweet and special moment, I bet little Miss H loved the day!! Great pictures too!! Thanks for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment x
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    Kerry
    October 5, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Ah, it’s so nice that you went to all that effort. It all looked beautiful. I tend to find organising playdates quite stressful and I have no idea why. I think I need to learn to chill out a bit sometimes! xxx
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      Mrs H
      October 7, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      Play dates can be quite stressful. But they can also be so much fun. I love the excuse to bake, eat cake and chat with my yummy mummy friends. I don’t like clearing up afterwards. Thanks so much for your comment. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Mini Travellers
    October 4, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Simply beautiful photos. I love hosting playdates too! #mycapturedmoment
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    Everything Mummy
    October 4, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Wow you put my playdates to shame lady! Gorgeous photos xx
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    mummyofboygirltwins
    October 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    SO cute and I love this! I love hosting playdates. They are always a little manic but they are such fun, and the little ones adore them. Looks like your went really well 🙂 xx

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