This was a birthday party I designed for my little girl a few years ago when she was turning five. At the time, one of her most favorite movie was Mulan. That inspired me to create a Chinese Tea Party to celebrate her special day!
Inspired by beautiful cherry blossom gardens found in the Orient, I used different shades of pink linens and incorporated various paper lanterns and paper parasol umbrellas to create the perfect setting!
I took a sketch of a cake I had in mind to a local Chinese bakery and they made the most beautiful cake ever! I loved that they followed the sketch to a T and placed each cherry blossom exactly as I had drawn on the sketch. I made a last minute phone call to the bakery and asked them to write "Happy Birthday" in Chinese...I absolutely loved how it turned out! I also loved the napkin holders I found that were in the shape of a traditional Chinese dress...an adorable addition to the table setting! Guests wore gorgeous traditional Chinese dresses and were each presented with a beautiful paper parasol as they arrived to the party.