Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Tea Party Accessories

When new kids party themes come out, parents and kids begin to get excited! Kids parties are always fun, but new themes seem to bring a new energy with them. Something different is nice, change is good and new party supply ideas are fun.
Some stay around for decades and others just fade into the woodwork without most of us ever knowing they were here. Moms who host kids parties are always looking for some new kids party themes, and I've got some right here.

Tea For You
Tea For You is going to thrill some of our little divas out there. Diva girls love the idea of a Fancy Nancy or a Tea party! The little teapot and flower design is going to be an exciting accessory to your tea time. Party supplies for Tea For You include plates, napkins and cups. I found tea for two invitations and thank you notes too. You can find a foam birthday banner, some really cute candles of tea pots for you birthday cake and of course there is a party favor box filled with goodies for kids. Tea For You is going to be a very popular girl's fun theme.

Kid Tea Party Ideas

ea party ideas work for every holiday. Lets think about using tea party ideas to make a fun filled children's Easter tea party.
My ideas include inviting a few of my daughters small friends and making the theme an Easter egg hunt. Living in a warm climate means the kids can search outdoors for their eggs and treasures. If you live in a colder climate have the Easter party hunt in one room like your family or game room. Coloring the eggs is something my daughter and I can enjoy doing together. She likes to help the Easter bunny with his job of dying eggs. If you'd like to have a party like this make sure to leave the eggs in a safe cold place for the bunny to find when he stops at your house. Leave him a note mentioning the egg hunt and he'll do the rest.

The bunny will no doubt find good places in your yard to hide the eggs, one here a couple there in the grass or a bed of flowers. If your area doesn't have spring flowers blooming yet you may want to buy some potted plants. Nestle an egg or two in among the leaves or put straw grass in the pots to hide the eggs. Lay the eggs or other goodies in the crooke of a tree branch or bush, under seat cushions on your deck or on the ledge of a windowsill. Allow some of the prizes to peak out of their hiding places so the younger ones have the best chance of being successful. Give each child a small basket to put their treasures in as a party favor to take home and enjoy. Make sure to have extra goodies on hand in case some of the children have no luck finding the eggs.

Tea Party Theme

Exciting tea party themes can add a fun twist to a traditional idea and thrill the special young lady in your life.
Little girls spend countless hours hosting imaginary tea parties - meticulously arranging miniature cups and saucers, expertly pouring invisible tea, and mastering the art of casual chitchat to a captive audience of teddy bears and dolls. Young ladies love tea parties because they make them feel beautiful, sophisticated, and very grown up. So why not make all those childhood dreams come true and plan a party that they will never forget?

1. Princess Tea Party. Every girl dreams of being a beautiful princess in her own Cinderella story, so play the fairy godmother and grant her the wish of spending a surreal afternoon in a breathtaking fairytale. Ask guests to come in elegant, fancy dresses, and make sure that each princess is crowned with a bejeweled tiara. Glitter, jewels, royal colors, sumptuous teacakes, and dainty cups and saucers will transform an ordinary tea party into a grand ball fit for a princess!
2. Valentine's Tea. Valentine's Day is a time to honor and recognize special friendships, and young ladies can celebrate by hosting a red and white tea party that is full of heart. Imagine how special each guest will feel when they are presented with a red rose and invited to partake of delicious heart-shaped treats while sipping savory red teas and sparkling punches.

Bridal Shower Tea Party

The bridal shower is a highly anticipated event leading up to the wedding day. It is the one affair that is a reflection of the bride-to-be and the one event that she doesn't share the spotlight with her groom. It is the day that all her female friends, relatives and co-workers get to act girly, chic and elegant. A trend in bridal showers is throwing a tea party - or serving "high tea".

Ever since we were young girls - we have been hosting "tea parties" - do you remember sitting your stuffed animals around the table as you served them pretend tea in a play set? If so, then this is the perfect grown up version to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. Tea parties can be simple and elegant - perfect for keeping costs down as well.


Mad Hatter Tea Party

Tea parties are always a fun way to get together, but a Mad Hatters tea party is a different kind of fun. What a memorable way to create some end of summer fun for the kids.
Nonsensical and silly are the goals of this party. All the tea etiquette rules and sophistication of a traditional tea party go out the window, or should I say go through the looking glass?
If you remember, in Alice in Wonderland, the March Rabbit meets with Alice as he is running late for a tea party. The beginning of Chapter 7 in the story, Alice finds herself at a very long table, set for many for tea. Everyone is crowded at one end of this table. This, of course, is the Mad Hatter's tea party.

The Mad Hatter has been condemned by the Queen of Hearts for 'killing time" with his singing. As the story goes, all the clocks and watches say tea time, all the time. Alice is impolitely treated with riddles that have no answers and silly nonsensical poems.
This has all the makings of a very fun event and a way to get the kids to explore their creative side.
Let's start with the invitations. Do you want hats to be the theme? Or maybe the theme is Wonderland and all the characters? Take time to make hand made invitations. Create your own silly rhymes to go with the theme. If you want others to dress up, make them aware of that in the invitation. Ask them to wear an outrageous hat. Or better yet, tell them you have a Mad Hatter hat making session planned.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Tea Parties For Kids

Being able to dress up in children poodle skirts and dressy outfits is a lot of fun for young girls. A great opportunity to do dress up in children poodle skirts is by having a tea party. Tea parties are a lot of fun for a group of young girls.
Parents can benefit from tea parties as well. Children can practice good table manners during the party. They even can send out good thank you notes after the party.
The table will be the main focus as far as decorations are concerned. Find a pretty tablecloth and a fun table setting. Soft pastels work great for tea parties.
Invite guests with a themed invitation. Cut out teapot shapes with information about the party. Attach a label in the shape of a tea bag with the guest's name on it.

Put the children poodle skirts and any other fun party clothes you have in a party box. Guests can raid the box and find party outfits to wear to the party. Do not forget to add fun accessories, such as clip on earrings and dressy hats.
After the girls have chosen their outfits have them put them on. They can pose for some fun photos in their tea gear. Girls can have a lot of fun with this.
For the menu you do not have to plan a very extravagant meal. Instead, opt for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the crusts cut off and quartered. Put pink lemonade or another fun "tea' in a fancy teapot for them to drink out of.

Princess Tea Party Michigan

Princess Tea Party Michigan

Princess Tea Parties

Can you think of anything more feminine, more lovely, more "girly" than a group of young girls... all dressed in their princess finery sitting down to a decked out tea table with royal dainties? Girls across the globe love dress up and love why not combine the two and make the perfect event for your girls!
Here are 7 easy steps toward making the perfect memory for your little princess:
1. Set a date: Keep in mind the ages of your little ones and set the time when they won't be too tired, too hungry or too cranky! The "official" teatime is late afternoon, but that doesn't mean you can't have a wonderful teatime in the morning as well.

2. Invite: The fun begins. Being a princess requires invitations of the most royal kind. Lovely linen paper is easy to find at your local craft or office supply store. Run it through your home printer with a fancy font and you're done. Send the invitations out about 2-3 weeks before your tea so your guests can plan accordingly.
3. Decorate: Let your princess help with this part...after all, it is HER event. Royal colors include purple, gold, pink and silver and aren't those the favorites of girls anyway? Balloons, streamers and more balloons! We'll talk about the tea table in a minute.
4. Make the food: Traditional tea fare includes scones and clotted cream. Other royal tea treats are chocolate covered strawberries, thumbprint cookies, cucumber sandwiches (or substitute the ever popular PB&J sandwich for younger ones) and miniature teacakes. More details on tea party food can be found on our website.
5. Set the table: Go all out here. Use a lovely tablecloth, cloth napkins and real teacups not plastic. Not only will this be fun for your little ones, but it'll be a great lesson in etiquette as well as they learn to put on their finest manners for your tea.

Children s Birthday Tea Party

While most children's birthday parties are held at home, you may want to consider an offsite location. For starters, you won't have to be concerned about the current state of order and tidiness of your house. Plus using the cultural and recreational resources of the community will broaden your child's horizons and introduce him or her to some wonderful experiences.
Ask your child what she would like. Usually the party theme will reflect her interests, hobbies or sports.
Here are some ideas to jumpstart your creativity.

If your child loves sharks, what better place to be than the local aquarium where he can see sharks up close and personal. Then, there's the zoo, if he or she loves elephants and wants a jungle theme. Or maybe the local museum of natural history.
Local history museums can make history real.
The local art museum is a great place for the budding artist, a concert for the budding musician, the planetarium for the budding astronomer... you get the idea. The best part is that many such institutions have activities designed especially for children. Ask.
There are entire institutions, like the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, designed for children.

Tea Birthday Party Ideas

The easiest theme for a girls tea party is princess. There are many great party sets designed for this theme which makes it quick and easy to order all the paper supplies you will need. Here's what you should order:
Paper Plates
Center Piece
Guest Gifts - such as beads, tiara's. fans or rings (and a cute bag to put them in)
Cupcake Tiered Tray (unless you have one)
Plastic Silverware (silver or gold is best)

Beg, borrow or steal a real teacup for each girl in attendance. You will also need cloth napkins and a real tablecloth. If you can find napkin rings, bows for the chairs and netting, all the better. I suggest serving both the lemonade and the tea from tea pots. You will need 2 teapots to pour from.