A strawberry high-tea for Sara’s birthday

strawberry_high_tea strawberry_high_tea_13Sara turned nine (nine!!) a few weeks ago, so last week we organised a birthday party for her and her friends. I always ask what sort of birthday my kids would want (we’ve had themes like horses, knights, disco, cooking, sushi and a treasure hunt before), and this time, Sara came up with the idea of strawberries. A cute idea I thought!

So she invited 9 girl friends to come home with her after school, and we decorated the table for a sweet strawberry high tea. With finger sandwiches, cakes, strawberry tea, real cups and saucers, and lots of strawberries of course!

strawberry_high_tea_2 strawberry_high_tea_4As activities, we let the girls clean the strawberries for strawberry jam. They made labels for the jars, and together with Oma made the jam and filled their little jars.

strawberry_high_tea_5 strawberry_high_tea_9 strawberry_high_tea_6 strawberry_high_tea_11We also bought a terracotta pot and strawberry plant for each of the girls to decorate, plant, and take home.

strawberry_high_tea_7 strawberry_high_tea_8 strawberry_high_tea_10It was a lovely afternoon, and the girls (and Pim) had a wonderful time!

xxx Esther

11 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Nicola | June 23, 2014 | Reply

What an adorable and genius party idea….damn I wish I had a child’s birthday during strawberry season! We might have to pinch your idea but twist it to oranges instead to fit with the fruit available at birthday time of year :)

2. Zoe West | June 23, 2014 | Reply

What a wonderful idea! I might steal it for my daughter’s birthday in August. Thank you…

3. Catherine | June 23, 2014 | Reply

Wow, you put on awesome parties for your kids!!! Looks like so much fun! Such a great memory for all of the children invited! :D

4. miriam | June 23, 2014 | Reply

Zo leuk, Esther!

5. Mel | June 23, 2014 | Reply

What a lovely idea and so much effort, she’ll have great memories. I enjoy reading what you do for your parties. You have such original ideas and it’s refreshing to hear that you are not relying on the companies you work with.

6. Emilie | June 23, 2014 | Reply

Love it! Great idea!!

7. Mary | June 23, 2014 | Reply

I love this! Would also love to be a guest at one of your kids’ parties- they are just brill! x

8. Alicia Peyrano | June 23, 2014 | Reply

Esther, this party is soo cute I am dying over here. Love, love, love the red liquorice bows! Thank you for the magic ❤

9. Jennifer | June 23, 2014 | Reply

What a great birthday party idea! I love the homemade jam and the decorated jars. So sweet!

10. Leanne | June 26, 2014 | Reply

This is adorable!

11. Melissa | June 26, 2014 | Reply

What a great idea for a party! Beautiful and creative!

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