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Birthday Tea Party Ideas

Updated on March 9, 2014

Tea for (More Than) Two

It can be so much fun to throw a birthday tea party for your little one. No matter how old a girl is, she will love the idea of celebrating her birthday over tea with her friends, both real and stuffed.

Invite everyone to bring their stuffed bears or dolls to the tea party. Send out an invitation that looks like a tea cup. You can insert a tea bag into the invitation, too, to make it more exciting. The bags that come individually wrapped work best.

After the cake, birthday gifts, and party games, give our tea gift baskets to your guests and thank them for coming! What a fun and elegant party!


After sending out your invitation, plan your space. Will you be having your tea party outside? Inside at home? Or at a restaurant or tea house? If you’re having the party at a tea house or restaurant, they will usually supply everything you need.

So just plan on bringing some birthday party favors for the girls. You can use little porcelain tea pots or cute little tea cups that are just their size.

Buy some espresso cups and they will be the perfect size for little girls to take home and play tea party with.

Setting the Tables

If you are having your party at home, you’ll need to present a table that is magical. Start off with a whimsical table cloth.

If you can find an Alice in Wonderland cloth, that will work well.

You can also use florals, butterflies, swirls, or anything festive.


Tea Pots & Cups

Next, find tea pots and cups. If you don’t have a stash of extra china and tea pots, head to the thrift store. You’ll find mismatched tea cups and saucers and tea pots for cents each. Select the prettiest ones and tell the girls that they can take their cup home after the party. You may also score a whole box of china that someone is giving away. In that case, your party will be more matched, but this is not a requirement. If it’s mismatched, it gives more of a feel of whimsy.

The Brewing Choice

Next, plan on what you’ll brew. Little girls might not like adult flavored teas, so see if you can brew up something else.

You might want to serve chai tea with milk which tastes sweet. Or you can even serve lemonade in tea pots.

It’s your party, so use your imagination! Who says you have to serve tea?

Tea Party Foods

Tea cakes and tiny sandwiches are perfect for little hands. Bring out cake plates filled with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut with cookie cutters into bunnies, bears, frogs or other shapes. Use whichever cookie cutters you have that are not too detailed.

The less detailed the shape, the better the sandwich will cut. Serve homemade scones, birthday cookies, tiny cakes, and cupcakes. The foods should be small enough to pick up and eat without any utensils.

Learn How to Thrown a Tea Party


The Birthday Element

Use cloth napkins for a grown up feel. Use real silverware if you want to make it even more like a big girl party. You can find all sorts of silverware at a thrift store for a few dollars. Just run it through the dishwasher and you’re all set.

Decorate a special chair with balloons, butterflies, dragonflies, ribbons, and other cutouts for the birthday girl to sit in and to open presents. It will be a magical and delightful party for all.


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    • pinappu profile image

      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Oh! I am very much interested to get an invitation from such a tea party.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What a cute idea. Any little girl would love it.