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Miss B’s Tea Party in the Woods

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Miss B’s second birthday {June 1st} came and went without fanfare. I had an idea I wanted to try, but it took me a few months to put it together. It took coordinating schedules, the weather and a variety of gorgeous cakes and cupcakes made by the talented Fondant Flinger. My sister Elizabeth spent weeks looking for all sorts of items I couldn’t find on the island and made the beautiful runner for the table. I’d seen crowns I loved on Etsy, but wasn’t able to communicate with the seller to get some made and so Jake made them for me. I found the perfect shoes to match her dress on my last trip to Anchorage (thank you Baby Gap!) I borrowed cake plates and made a last minute trip to town to get flowers just minutes before the shoot started.

It was worth it.

The best part? Her brothers {and daddy} were as excited about it as I was. They love Miss B more than anything. Watching them play Ring Around the Rosie brings pure joy to my heart. There certainly cannot be a luckier little girl {or big brothers} in all the world. She is truly loved.


We used our prized teacups for the shoot. I wasn’t sure about it at first {and I was nervous about them the entire time}, but it added a personal touch that couldn’t have been achieved any other way. This was truly a special tea party for Miss B and her brothers. And the memories they made will last forever.

July 19, 2011 - 9:50 pm

Rhae Anne - AMY!!! SO SWEET!! This is such a special memory you’ve captured and created. WAY TO GO!

July 19, 2011 - 9:55 pm

Irene Nelson - AWESOME! I loved…oh, just everything! Her dress, the location! Honestly, will you throw my birthday? It’s in September. Thank you for sharing. Can’t help but love the vivacious Miss B.

July 19, 2011 - 10:06 pm

Kris Arnold - My only question is – why no pictures of mommy and Miss B? What a GREAT day! My good friend Doreece has the most wonderful mother, Barbara, who throws a Valentines Day Tea for a handful of special girls and their mothers. She lays out all her fancy old costume jewelry, gloves and hats on her bed for all of us to go choose an ensamble from. She has gorgeous tea cups and tea pots she picks up from specialty stores to flea markets, depending on what strikes her fancy. There are scones and tea cakes that she puts together and we have the most wonderful time. It is a great day for all. In the middle of a cold Kodiak winter, it’s a wonderfully warm day full of good things. Miss B’s tea party might just turn into a great tradition for you all as well. Her brothers are so sweet to dote on her the way they do. What great future husbands and daddys you are raising there! Way to go Amy!
(still looking forward to meeting you one of these days!)

July 19, 2011 - 10:06 pm

jeanine - These photos are so wonderful! What an awesome way to throw a party…especially for a little Princess Miss B. There were a few of the pictures that reminded me of the book”Where the Wild Things Are”..Do you see the ones I mean? Big Brothers dancing and playing ring a round the rosies with Ms. B….
Thank you for sharing your “work”. : )

July 19, 2011 - 10:20 pm

Amy Earle | Simply b Photos - Thank you! Kris, I was thinking the same thing (Why no Mommy in the pictures?) during the shoot. But after spending the entire day running around preparing for the session, the last thing I wanted to do was get ready for pictures. So there I was with my hair pulled back in a pony tail, no makeup, and comfy clothes. I do want to do some pictures of Miss B and I though. It’s on my list. What a fun idea your friend has!

Jeanine, I agree! With the crowns and the dancing, it does have a bit of the “Where the Wild Things Are” going on. My husband said Jacob (our oldest) reminded him of Max!

July 19, 2011 - 10:44 pm

Becky Dustin - Awww…Amy, this was beautiful. And I think one of these days you need to dress Miss B up and get yourself out there with her to get some pictures too. :)

July 20, 2011 - 6:01 am

Lorri - I agree…you need to post the pictures of you with the family….I’m sure they are in there. What a great day.

July 20, 2011 - 6:21 am

Erin Lafleur - Amy this turned out absolutely beautiful. What a special way to celebrate such a special little girl. I love that her brothers were so excited and seemed to really enjoy the occasion as well. You inspire me to be more creative!

July 20, 2011 - 9:29 am

Melissa Griffin - So pretty Amy! Every little detail was just perfect!

July 20, 2011 - 9:33 am

Megan - It turned out so great! I am sad not everything made it to you whole. I agree I was thing where the wild things are too :)

July 20, 2011 - 9:52 am

Courtney K - Oh, Amy these are phenomenal! The adoration that Miss B clearly has for her brothers (and that the boys have for her) just melts my heart! These turned out so perfect!

July 20, 2011 - 10:09 am

Tamera - What a super fun day. Everything looks perfect. I had the same “Wild Things” thoughts too :) BTW Love the new blog look too!

July 21, 2011 - 2:46 am

Les Minis Jujus - Amazing Amy! Your family is just beautiful. I wish all kids of the world to be happy as yours. Smiles like that can cure everything!

September 5, 2012 - 9:46 am

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