My little girl turned 5 years old last week. When she was born, it was hard to imagine this little tiny baby eventually growing into a walking, talking school aged kid.

And then I blinked… and she was grown! A perfect little mix of both me and her daddy with her own wild personality. 

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Each year I let my girls pick their birthday party theme. This year Natalie picked a tea party theme.

Her party invitation is a freebie from The Shoppe Designs – get it HERE. I altered it to fit the tea party theme.

Birthday Party

I enjoy doing themed parties, creating the decorations, and baking special birthday cakes for my girls. I’ve built quite the collection of party decor, but I still like to make something unique for each party.

Tea Party Decor

This year, I made a yarn wrapped letter banner and paper tea cup cupcake wrappers. The yarn banner cost me $5 – the price of the yarn. And the cupcake holders were made with cardstock I already had.

Yarn Wrapped Letters

I chose the “Bebas” font since it’s bold and completely straight. Then I cut the letters as large as I could on a sheet of red cardstock. I like to use double sided tape or glue to keep the red cardstock stuck to my cardboard while cutting. Cut your letters out of the cardboard with a utility knife for a clean cut.

Yarn Wrapped Letter Banner

Start wrapping the cardboard letters with a thick yarn. Thin yarn will work too but it takes forever and I like the look of the thicker yarn better. You will need to stop and start in places so you can cover every section of the letters. Just make sure you start the new piece on the back of the letters.

Once you have finished all the letters, you could leave them as is and sit them on a shelf or table. OR you could hot glue the back of the letters to a piece of twine or rope for a banner, like I did.

Birthday Tea Party

Tea Cup – Cupcake Wrappers

The paper tea cups were made with textured pastel cardstock. I tested a few cupcake wrapper freebies I found before I created this template myself. I wanted my tea cups short so the icing on the cupcake would show.

Click to download the FREE Silhouette cut file – Tea Cup Cupcake Wrapper

UPDATED: Click here to download the free PDF file – Tea Cup Cupcake Wrapper PDF

DIY Tea Cup Cupcake Wrappers

I cut my tea cups on a 12×12 sheet of cardstock. There are two different types of handles. Glue the two matching pieces together for a stronger handle.

Super glue the handle to the edge of the wrapper and let it dry before you bend out the handle. Next, add super glue to the inside of the lower part of the wrapper and attach the base of the cup (the larger of the two circles) by pushing it down from the top.

Then all you need to do is glue your plate for the cup to sit on. The cup and the plate should be two separate pieces.Tea Party Birthday cake

It sounds difficult but it’s actually quite easy. And you could always skip adding the handle and use them as plain scalloped cupcake wrappers.

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