I would like to introduce you a few children’s birthday tea party ideas.
Since time of yore, children particularly little girls from ages 4 to 5 love to throw tea parties with stuffed animals as guests. Pooh, Tigger, Mickey and Minnie, Daisy and Donald have always been constant companion to partake in a diabetes-inducing feast of sweets and candies with little plates holding butter cookies and a cup of Kool Aid. Tea party ideas for a child’s birthday has always been a favorite theme shared by many.
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1. Fix date and time.
A traditional tea party usually starts at around 3PM just in time for snacks. A luncheon tea party, on the other hand, starts at around 10:30AM extending up to mid-noon. Send out invitations at least two weeks in advance. This will give attendees plenty of time to prepare on what to wear and to shop for gifts. Invitations must also be aligned to the theme. Since, it’s a tea party, this Alice In Wonderland invitations come with their own envelopes.
If you prefer, there are also vast sources of printable tea party invitation templates for you to choose from. This, by the way, can help you save time and money. In some cases, designing one’s own tea party invitations also adds more oomph to the occasion.
2. Top priority: food and drinks.
Kids at this age will make do with rooibos or decaffeinated tisanes. Of course, fruit juices, lemonade or fresh milk are all-time favorites. As for the menu, the idea is to keep it simple and in finger-sized portion. Here’s a list of interesting foods to set on the table:
- Mini egg salad sandwiches
- Mini orange cranberry Scones
- Fruit tarts
- Mini cupcakes
- Homemade chocolate chip cookies
- Fruit salad or fruity kebabs
- Mini pizzas
- Mini muffins
- Cheese sticks, breadsticks — with dip
Do remember to have an RSVP asking for food allergies. Children are finicky eaters and often prefer something sweet. To make it more enjoyable, prepare at least 4 or 5 food items.
3. Carefully add a sense of whimsy to your table.
Look for a lace-y, frilly table cover and place a crystal vase at the center filled with summer-y blooms. Set decorative garnishes such as sanding sugar, shredded coco flakes, raisins, colored sprinkles, and assorted candies in jars to make it snazzy. While it is fantastic to serve “tea” via elegant teacups, children being a clumsy lot can make do with Alice-in-Wonderland Mad Hatter Theme party utensils like the Talking Tables Mad Hatter Cup and Saucer, party plates and cocktail napkins. Of course, any floral tea cups and ceramic saucers will do. The great thing about kiddie tea parties is that utensils need not match each other.
Talking Tables Mad Hatter Cup and Saucer
Talking Tables Truly Alice Mad Hatter Tea Party Plates
4. Of course, the fun part– tea party games!
Most tea parties are well attended by little girls except for a tag-along little brother dressed as a pirate to raid the table of sweets. For fun party games to play, unleashing the arts and crafts expert in you will come highly appreciated. Stock one table with glitter, glue, stickers, ribbons, sequins, and rhinestones. Decorate a tiara, a fairy wand, or a unicorn, anything that little girls love to imagine doing. A get-me-something game or a tea bag hunt also can be fun.
5. One of the most important tea party ideas is party favors.
As much as the little misses would love to stay forever, going home with goodies will make them remember this magical day. Ditch the princess tiara or fairy wand route and instead go for design-your-own cup party favors like the one below from Amazon. Or you may opt to simply buy a teapot-designed box and fill it up with candies, chocolates, and sweets.
There are plenty of tea party ideas for a child’s birthday. The above-mentioned items simply cover the basics, so feel free to inject your own sense of fun and stylishness. Overall, a memorable birthday tea party should be grounded on enjoying each others’ company while learning proper table etiquette.