My sweet Sunshine is thirteen today.
We are celebrating with a Jane Austen day. A fun, kind-of funky, thirteenish Jane Austen day.
The silhouette you see is a silhouette believed to be Jane Austen's. I cut this one out of posterboard and decorated the table with it along with some black cardstock, a pink tablecloth and our wedding china. Whoops. Obviously I forgot the silverware in this shot.
These tea cups are part of her collection of tea cups that her grandmother started for her when she was born. The Old Britain Castles cup is my personal favorite. She will be having a tea party, but I decided to outsource it to a lovely little tearoom at one of our antique malls. The girls and two of their friends will be enjoying a tea fit for Lady Catherine de Bourgh while the boys help me entertain the Cupcake.
I made a birthday banner out of the pages of Sunshine's favorite Jane Austen story, Emma.
Before you gasp and succumb to your poor nerves does it make you feel better to know that it was a used copy and the spine was broken?
It's a 5 layer pink ombre cake. They are thin layers but it's still quite tall. This was the inspiration. I made a cute little banner for the top. I've been seeing these everywhere and they look so sweet, I just had to try one.
We have an activity planned for later today. Painting Jane's silhouette on a T-shirt.
We've done T-shirt painting before and the kids really enjoy it. I use clear contact paper to stick to the shirt. We paint over it, peel it up and should have a black silhouette with a colored oval around it.
We have some treat bags to take to the tea party for our friends.
Off to get this party started! It was so much fun just to put together!