Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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 tea...so 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.

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