Actress Beverley Mitchell Reveals How She Threw Her Daughter the Perfect Birthday Tea Party

by Bethany Braun-Silva

Actress Beverley Mitchell Reveals How She Threw Her Daughter the Perfect Birthday Tea Party
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Beverley Mitchell is best known for playing Lucy on 7th Heaven, but she has spent the last few years raising her kids and writing about it on her blog, Growing Up Hollywood. She recently celebrated her daughter Kenzie’s sixth birthday with a fun tea party. We talked to Beverley about her party planning must-haves and how moms can actually enjoy their kid’s party rather than stressing over every last detail.


What inspired the theme for Kenzie’s sixth birthday?


I wanted to do something different and outside. What screams SPRING better than a tea party!


How much planning went into the event?


As soon as I decided to do the Tea Party, I knew I wanted to do it at Westlake Village Inn, because they have the most beautiful grounds. That was my starting place. Once I locked the location, we begun pulling all the pieces together, one of which was calling my dear friend Chrissy from Good Carma Studio for help. She took my theme and went for it.  We got our favorite cake from Polkatots—Mel is so amazing. I just tell her the theme, let her go crazy and create her magic. Her cupcake cakes never disappoint! My favorite part of parties is spoiling our guests, so I teamed up with Stephen Joseph gifts to have the beautiful Paint Your Own Tea Sets which the kids loved. We also had cute purses, labels from Mabel’s Labels, and we personalized bags from Arla Creations. The incredible flowers from Bashful Rose really brought the table together. And the last-minute and most amazing addition was the mini-manicures by Spoiled Rotten Events, which truly was a hit.


Do you have tips for moms who want to throw a Instaworthy bash for their own little ones?


Honestly, create a board and PLAN PLAN PLAN! The more you do before the day of the better. Put in the time and have a clear vision, and if friends offer to help, let them help!


What was your favorite part of the party?


The best part of the day was watching my little lady play with her friends and have the time of her life. It was also great for all the adults who actually got to sit down and enjoy a beautiful day, incredible food, and talk. I loved connecting with all the parents who have now become our friends.


Do you have tips for moms on how to relax and enjoy on the day of the party?


The key to actually enjoying the party is having a photographer photograph the event so you’re not only in the pictures, but you can enjoy and know that all those moments will be captured. I feel so often as mothers we are the ones documenting our family and get lost and left out, so by hiring someone or even designating someone to get the pictures is key.


If you’re inspired to throw your own tea party birthday, check out these great products to help get you on your way.


Main image courtesy Heather Garcia.



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Mabel’s Labels Birthday Party Pack


Writing the names of 20+ kids by hand on goodie bags is a thing of the past. Mabel’s Labels lets you print customize labels with your kids and the names of the guests to be conveniently placed on party favors, table setting, etc. You can pick from over 80 different themes and just peel and stick when they arrive.

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Stephen Joseph Paint Your Own Tea Set


These are the exact same tea sets that Beverley used at her daughter’s party. It comes with a teapot, two teacups, two saucers, two plates, creamer and sugar bowl and can be designed and decorated however your child sees fit.

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Stephen Joseph Wooden Tea Set


This wooden tea party set takes it a step further with a teapot, a tray, two teacups, two saucers, two spoons, creamer, sugar and a placemat. The box can be flipped over and used as a table for hours of tea time fun.

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VitaCup Green Tea


Of course adults at the party will need something to sip on too! The VitaCup infused tea contains vitamins and antioxidants to boost your immune function, increase productivity, support your metabolism and feel sharper throughout the day. Something that will definitely come in handy at a kid’s birthday party!

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Floral Disposable Tea Cups


What’s a tea party without beautiful cups and saucers? But of course, with kids in the mix you might be hesitant to use the real thing. These cardboard cups and saucers have an amazing floral design and look like vintage tea cups. Guests will hardly be able to tell that they aren’t actually porcelain.

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Tea Party Photo Booth Props


From hats to fancy glasses, bow ties and macarons, these photo booth props will make for the best tea party birthday ever! Kids will love trying on the various props for some truly memorable photos!