Friday, 4 May 2012

Children Tea Party

Set a table with a tablecloth and napkins.
If you are having a large party, put everything on two or three tables near where you will make the tea. Then set up smaller tables and chairs around the room.
Paper doilies on the serving plates, bouquets of fresh flowers for your centerpieces add to the tone.
And, of course, you will want a teapot; preferably ceramic. If you do not have one, they can be had inexpensively from garage sales and thrift shops.

For young guests, asking everyone to join in singing I'm a Little Tea Pot is a must.
And reading a favorite whimsical story will go over well. Some recommendations are books by Beatrix Potter, Alice In Wonderland, and Winnie-the-Pooh.
Arts and crafts activities work well also.
By their nature, children's tea parties lend themselves to playing dress-up. To get suitable clothes (formal, the bigger the better) clean out your closet and ask friends to contribute. Afterwards the clothes can be returned or donated to charity.
Include lots of scarves and jewelry. Long Mardi Gras beads work especially well for this purpose.
Get lots of inexpensive make-up.

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