Every little girl enjoys having pretend tea parties with her dolls and stuffed animals. Why not tap into this classic way of playing and host an incredible tea party-themed birthday party for your daughter? A tea party-themed birthday isn’t difficult to create, doesn’t have to cost a ton of money, and your daughter’s friends will be talking about it for months.
Tea Party-Themed Birthday Party Supplies. The first step to planning a tea party themed birthday party is to find the right supplies. You will absolutely need a tea set, or two or three depending on how many guests are coming to the birthday party. Check discount stores such as Old Time Pottery and Big Lots for discounted tea sets that appear to be fancy china to little girls, but are really inexpensive to buy. The pieces do not all have to match, but do choose something frilly and fancy such as a floral pattern. You will also need some “tea.” Little girls might enjoy flavored herbal teas, but your best bet is to create some weak hot chocolate made with milk. The brown color can act as “tea” but the flavor will be enjoyed more by the guests.
Tea Party-Themed Birthday Party Food. In addition to the tea, you will also need some appropriate food for your tea party themed birthday party. Instead of a traditional birthday cake, try making individual cakes, cupcakes, or even petit fours for each guest to enjoy. Also appropriate to serve for a tea party themed birthday party are some small sandwiches with the crust removed, or wraps that have been rolled and sliced into thin pinwheels. These fancy, appetizer-type foods are perfect for a tea party themed birthday party and will make the birthday girl and the guests feel really special.
Tea Party-Themed Birthday Party Decorations. There are many fun and inexpensive decorations appropriate for a tea party themed birthday party. First of all, try and locate some inexpensive silk roses. These silk roses can be placed in any vases you have around the house and put on the tables as centerpieces. If you don’t have any vases, just use glasses, which will work just fine. Instead of having traditional party hats for your tea party themed birthday party, go to the local thrift store and find various wide brimmed hats that you can then add fabric ribbons and silk flowers to. When the guests arrive, they can each choose a hat to wear throughout the tea party. Inexpensive lace tablecloths can be found at local dollar stores (such as the Family Dollar) and work great as fancy table covers.
Tea Party-Themed Birthday Party Invitations. The invitations for your tea party themed birthday party can be done in a variety of ways. You could just purchase blank white cards and stamp all over them with a rose stamp in pink. Or, you could use any invitations then add a few silk rose petals to the inside of the cards to fall out when the recipient opens them. Just make sure that your tea party themed birthday party invitations ask the guests to arrive in their best tea party attire!
Tea Party-Themed Birthday Party Games. No birthday party is complete without games. There are a variety of games that go along well with a tea party themed birthday party. First of all, before the guests arrive, a special sticker can be placed beneath the ribbon on one of the hats. Whichever guest chooses that hat will receive a prize. Another great tea party themed birthday party game is to put the girls in groups and supply them with some various food items and kitchen utensils. Each group must create a garnish using the provided supplies. An outside judge (your husband, the birthday girl’s older brother, a neighbor) will judge the garnishes and award a prize to the most creative and well-executed garnish. A final game idea for a tea party themed birthday party is to play musical chairs with some classical music (Bach is a great choice for tea party music) serving as the appropriate tea party music.