Tea parties are great not only for adults, but for children too! And they aren’t that expensive to do. One of the best things for me is they also learn etiquette and table manners, which seem to be sadly lacking these days.
So I asked my own little expert, Charli Ava, what do you want in a tea party? And then I introduced her to Pinterest! Needless to say she thought that was the best thing ever.
We started with invitations and found quite a few examples to try out! This is the one we ordered. But there were a lot of lovely ones to choose from. This one came from Etsy.
Decorations we wanted to keep simple, so a hat and a balloon sat on each chair. And use our own vast collection of tea things.
Food was easy! Just make tiny versions of everything!
Tiny little treats. Simple and sweet.
This is one of the easiest things to make. With some plain plates from the Dollar Tree and an old chandelier, re-painted,it makes the perfect holder for cakes, scones, and dainty little treats!
When it’s time to leave, make sure everyone has a sweet little lagniappe to take home!
There are so many websites out there with free printable templates for tea parties and games to play. Pin the handle on the teapot being my favorite. But there are so many to choose from, you’ll find something fun!
Introduce your little ones to the tea time experience early! Setting a good example for them by taking a quiet moment every day to sip and think happy thoughts!