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Tea Party First Birthday

When photographer Shannon Anderson's sweet daughter Ruby Evangeline turned one, she decided to throw her a charming little tea party they lovingly named "Tea for Ruby" in their home in Champaign, Illinois. All of the decor and paper goods were created by Shannon. She created the invitations in Photoshop, printed on cardstock at home. The teacup shapes were made with scanned vintage fabrics, and the invitations were wrapped in fabric from a vintage pillow case. She created the chair swags and party hats from online tutorials (see bottom of the post for links!). Love all these handcrafted details! This is such a cute party, and you can see more by visiting the full gallery of images.


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vendors & sources

Styling, Invitations, Garland and Photography:
Ruby's Dress:
Smash Cake:
Straws and Candles:
Fabric around Invitations: Vintage Pillow Case from Thrift Store