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Tea Birthday Parties for Kids

Updated on June 22, 2010

How about an afternoon tea party?

Trying to think of a fun idea for your little girl's birthday party? How about an afternoon tea party?

Little girls love to pretend and it gives them a chance to dress up and be little princesses for an afternoon.

"Tea parties are traditionally held in the afternoon, which makes them ideal for a children's party occasion. They're also a great excuse to play dress-up and eat sweets. Plus, they help kids practice table manners and party etiquette, such as sending invitations and thank-you notes. Don't think that a tea party has to be girls-only, by the way. While some kids tea party themes will probably be too girly for many boys, others are suitable for mixed company."~~Lori A. Selke, eHow contributor


“Snacks can offset a tea party. Some ideas for snacks include sweet shortbread cookies, lemon cake, meringues and chocolate chip cookies. You might also include savory snacks such as cheese scones, oat crackers or cucumber sandwiches.”—Mara Oakes, How to Host a Tea Party

Tea Parties for Little Girls...

Go Green

"Cucumber sandwiches are a popular dish for tea parties. Head to your local farmers' market and find some local and organic cucumbers. Purchase some organic strawberries to eat with your scones or dip in your clotted cream & maybe some peppers for making a savory and spicy cheese."--Charity Hendrix

Tea Party Crafts


Make hats for their teddy bears...

"This can be done as cheaply or pricey as the supplies you wish to buy, every child should be encouraged to bring their best stuffed friend, but have a few extra's that can be borrowed in case anyone has forgotten, then supply party hats to decorate with lots of streamers and construction paper, or you can buy small straw hats and fake flowers to decorate them with at your local craft store. "-Blackmarket Midwife, How to Host a Sweet Old-Fashioned Tea Party with Tea Party Games

“Every little girl loves a tea party. Bring her child imagination into reality; throw a Birthday Tea Party for your little girl with frills in abundance.”—Teresa Opdycke, Tea Party Themes for Your Child’s Birthday


Come to Tea

"Drink from delicate cups, eat dainty finger foods, dress up in your finery, and be as polite as you can be: it’s time to come to tea. With the help of this oh-so charmingly illustrated guide, you can throw a delightful tea party for birthdays, holidays, or just to have fun with friends. You can even choose a theme to make it extra-special. Start by designing your own invitations and decorations. Then, follow the recipes for making a great cup of tea, simple cucumber and other creative sandwiches, shortbread bars, and more tasty treats. What kind of party are we going to have? A Mad Hatter Tea, Teddy Bear Picnic, Garden Party, Fairy Tea, or one just with your dolls or your mom?

Plus: crafts, games, boxed hostess tips, and delicious “tea party” quotes from favorite books, all shown in pictures that capture the timeless pleasures of this favorite little-girl event. A quintessential gift from grandmother to granddaughter."--Amazon product description

Come to Tea: Fun Tea Party Themes, Recipes, Crafts, Games, Etiquette and More


Children's Tea Set

Colorful and charming, this miniature tea set is the child's equivalent of Rosanna's larger Tea's Me collection. Included are a chartreuse-and-pink teapot, four cups and saucers, and a sugar bowl and cream pitcher. With the whimsical feel of Wonderland, each of the four teacups is mismatched in shape and color combinations--a ruffled foot here, a peaked handle there--while the saucers feature petal rims and a top surface that is solid pink, blue, lavender, or apricot to match the bright tints on the cups. The octagonal lavender-and-blue sugar bowl and solid blue creamer add the crowning touches.

Rosanna makes the Tea For Me, Too set of sturdy stoneware that is safe for use in the microwave and dishwasher. Due to the dainty handles, however, the pieces might be better off washed by hand. A child will be thrilled to receive the round hatbox-style gift box decorated with its parade of colorful teacups and teapots. A tea party with friends is just around the corner. --Ann Bieri, Amazon Review

Rosanna Tea For Me Too, Gift-boxed Children's Tea Set, Service for 4

Tea Party Game

“Piggie in the Hattie: Before hand, you will need to write on a stack of index cards. Write down objects that make noise (e.g. an oinking pig, a mooing cow, a tractor, a honking car, etc.). The first kid who plays will draw a card and act out, verbally, what the card says. The first child to guess what the object is gets to go.”—Penny Richards, Top Five Tea Party Kids’ Games

Tea Party with Friends - Includes themes, menu suggestions, recipes and illustrations

Tea with Friends
Tea with Friends

"It is a book to be treasured and passed down from generation to generation." -- Joseph Simrany, President Tea Council of the U.S.A., Inc.

"In a similar format to Storey's very successful Country Tea Parties, Tea with Friends presents a year's worth of occasions to bring friends together around a pot of tea. Includes 13 original, little-fuss party ideas illustrated with elegant watercolor paintings. Each party contains menus, tea recipes, and things to make or do to enhance the celebration."--Amazon product description


P.S. What is The Kid's Birthday Party Club?

It's open to everyone.

The Kid's Birthday Party Club is a collaboration of the best party planners on the web. Here you will find unique kid's party ideas including custom favors, birthday cake recipes, trendy invitations, decorating ideas and so much more. If you've thrown a great party lately, or have birthday ideas worth sharing, write a page of your own!

“Tea Parties are the perfect way for little girls to socialize with their friends while making memories that will last a lifetime. What little girls doesn't want to feel like a princess?”—Shadows, How to Host a Little Girl Tea Party

Thanks for visiting. I'd love to hear what you think of my Kid's Birthday Party page.

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      Fay Favored 6 years ago from USA

      Every little girl would love this idea. Great fun.

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      Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

      Terrific ideas! Nice lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Absolutely great lens!

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Lovely lens with some great presentation and ideas. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust and also on my special awards lens charity-lenses-for-summer-sunshine-giveaway

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      IntuitiveHealer 7 years ago

      @OhMe: Thanks!! I love them, too, although I can't get my son interested in all the dress-up stuff, LOL. At least, he loves tea! :) ~~Jeanine

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      IntuitiveHealer 7 years ago

      @SandraRoseDesigns: LOL! Thanks so much and I hope you and your grandkids enjoy it!! ~~Jeanine

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      IntuitiveHealer 7 years ago

      @Janet2221: Thanks!! Isn't that the cutest picture? ~~Jeanine

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love Tea Parties and I love this lens. Great work!

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      SandraRoseDesigns 7 years ago

      Very sweet idea! I like the hats for the teddy bears! I am enjoying life with my 2 grandchildren, and a tea party is a splendid idea! (With pinky up - a toast to your party lens!)

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      Janet2221 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens! I love the photo of the little girls having a tea party. Precious! Thank you for adding this to the Kid's Birthday Party Club. Looking forward to seeing more of your kid's party lenses. :)