I took my friend Nancy to the airport early Monday morning, we had great fun while she was here, including a princess party with some friends.
Not all Princess parties need to be for little girls, sometimes they are perfect for big girls too.
Every place setting had a tiara, because all Princesses must own at least one. The guests wore them during the dinner adding some whimsy to the evening.
Later I will post how I transformed them from a child’s party favor. I think got the idea from Susan at Between Naps on the Porch although I can’t seem to find the post to share with you. If anyone knows which post it was I can add a link.
There were princesses from eight realms who attended. All arrived in their own carriages.
A pumpkin carriage shared the center of the table with
a royal crown perched upon a candle holder.
The tablecloth was too large so I drew up the ends with bee napkin rings. Because if there are princesses around there is sure to be a "Queen".
The place setting were very regal. I made the napkins out of a Maywood Fabric rosebud print to match the plates.
The first course – Celery, Pear & Toasted Hazelnut Salad.
Croissants for salad and soup course.
Cream of Almond soup garnished with crème fraiche and toasted almonds.
Entrée – Julia Child’s Gateau de Crepes made by Nancy.
Layers of crepes veggies, cheese and custard sauce, with a plum tomato relish.
On the side board awaits
chocolate mousse for dessert
and gift bags for each princess to take home and enjoy in her castles.
Nancy filled the bags with beautiful shoe and crown sugar cookies she had made, a nail file and bookmarks that she had picked up in Versailles on her trip to Paris last month.
One features a Robe à la française its defining feature being the row of two double box pleats sewn in at the center of the neckline at the back of the dress and falling to the hem.
The other three different chapeaux.
Luckily I had lace cellophane bags and fleur de lis ribbon which were the perfect packaging for the glass slipper and stunning crown cookies.
May your carriage rides be smooth and your crown remain untarnished.
Stitch at you Soon,Dawna
Chargers – Wedding Gift
Plates – Bavaria Tirschenreuth – Antique
Yellow Plates – Bianca Petals – HGPlates & Bowls – Kings Court – "Rose Bud"
Carriage – Home Goods – years ago
Crown – Back Drop – Lancaster Blvd.
Tiara’s – Target
Salt & Pepper – Antique Crystal
Stemware – Lenox – Monroe
Partying with :
The Dedicated House - Make It Pretty Monday
A Stroll Thru Life - Tabletop Tuesday
Cuisine Kathleen - Let's Dish
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesday
The Tablescaper - Seasonal Sunday
Between Naps on the Porch -Tablescape Thursday