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How to Throw a Tea Party Themed Birthday for your Girl in London

Updated on December 30, 2013
A Tea Party Themed Birthday for Little Girls
A Tea Party Themed Birthday for Little Girls

Having a Unique Theme for Your Little Angel's Birthday

If your little girl's birthday is fast approaching and you are looking for a theme that is absolutely unique and delightful at the same time, then a tea party themed birthday is a great option.Combining the essence of both a tea party and birthday celebrations, this theme will give your little one’s birthday an unprecedented air of ecstasy and celebration.

Both tea parties and birthday celebrations are quite extravagant though. Therefore, you need a perfect guide to aid you while you are incorporating this theme in your little girl's birthday. Given below are some suggestions which will help you in achieving the perfect tea party themed birthday for your little lady.

Venue with a Garden Space is Crucial for Tea Party Themed Birthday
Venue with a Garden Space is Crucial for Tea Party Themed Birthday

The Right Venue

Venue often plays a crucial role in determining the success of your affair in London. Choose from those London birthday party venues that have an alfresco space or a garden accompanying them. Tea parties are often organised in the garden. Therefore, in order to infuse the charm of tea party into your little one’s birthday, book the perfect party venue in the city.

Along with an alfresco space, see to it that the venue is offering exquisite service. As a tea party themed birthday party requires a lot a preparation, therefore, it would be better to select the venue that has an in-house catering and event management team. This will ensure that your little one’s birthday affair does not end up into a disarrayed matter.

Further, the venue chosen by you in the city should have all the state-of-the-art facilities like latest AV equipment, spacious dance floor, theatrical effects, lighting and other such facilities.

The Perfect Invitation Card
The Perfect Invitation Card
Teddy Bear Invitation
Teddy Bear Invitation

Nailing the Invitation Part

As you are confluencing the features of two themes, make sure that every aspect of your little girl’s tea party themed birthday celebration have a unique edge to it, including invitation cards. Presentation plays an extremely important role as an aesthetically designed invitation card creates a positive impression among its recipients regarding your affair. Choose from the following themes for the invitation:

Formal Invitation

They are the best option if you are throwing a Victorian styled tea party birthday for your little girl. Adorn the card with metallic or floral accents, the font used being Cursive. A formal invitation does not employ the use of informal wordings and contractions. So, avoid that while wording your invitation.

Teddy Bear Tea Party

If your little girl is below 5, then it is one of the best options for invitation cards. You can either go for home made invitation cards or order them online through websites like On the front face of the card, have the photo of your daughter cuddling up her favourite bear or baby doll. Below that photo, have a catchy quote. On the inside, have quotes like, “ We cordially invite you to the birthday of our sweetheart. Please grace the affair by showing up and sharing some munches and tea with us.”

The thing, however, which you should keep in mind, is that the wordings should relate to the theme of your party. Additionally, it is advisable if you keep them short and succinct.

Other Invitation Ideas

Sending a box of tea bags as a pre-party favour with an invitation card inside the box makes up for a crazy yet unique invitation idea. Inside the tea bag put the invitation card which should look like a recipe card. In that invitation card, have the details of the party.

If you have chosen for the Alice in Wonderland tea party as the theme of your little girl’s birthday, then send out invitations in as whimsical a manner as the story itself is. In addition to it, do ask your guests to put on their mad hats when they arrive at your little angel’s Alice in Wonderland tea party themed birthday in London.

Making Centrepieces for Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Decor for Fairy Tea Party Theme
Decor for Fairy Tea Party Theme
Garden Tea Party Decor
Garden Tea Party Decor

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Tea party birthdays lend themselves to a variety of ideas when it comes to themes. You can either choose a formal theme like a Victorian tea party or opt for capricious themes like Alice in Wonderland. Whatever theme you choose, see to it that the theme of the party is dear to your little one. For example, it is absolutely inappropriate to throw a Victorian tea party birthday if your girl is small. If you are confused about what theme to choose for your little girl’s birthday, take a clue from following ideas:

Fairy Tea Party

Most of the girls love fairy tales and so do they love fairies and everything related to them. Having this as the theme of your girl’s tea birthday party would be a brilliant option. Have the banner “Hinterland welcomes all the Fairies” at the entrance of your birthday party venue in London. It would be even better if you have that banner in the shape of a heart. Accompanying that banner would be small cut-outs of butterflies. You can also add vivaciously coloured balloons to spice up the theme even more.

For the décor of the room choose white holiday lights and neon lights. Present the guests with a flower bouquet and gift small girls dazzling fairy wand. Adorn the chairs with colourful helium balloons and paper work. To round off the fairy tale décor, hang pink crepe papers to give your venue an unparalleled “fairy” look.

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Who can forget the unforgettable scene where Alice lost in Wonderland sips tea with one of the most crazy and eccentric character in the fantasy i.e. Mad Hatter. Recreate this crazy theme into the tea birthday party of your lovely little girl. Place vibrantly coloured tea cups with cakes. Queen-of-Heart styled decorations of the venue and rich vegetation will evoke the image of this classic story.

Accompanying this would be placing a large table with small figurines spread all over the place. Along with this, place huge cut-outs of the rabbit, Mad Hatter and other creatures at the venue. If you want to amplify the theme even more, then place bowls on the table with constantly flickering lights invoking a mysterious atmosphere.

Garden Birthday Tea Party

If your party venue in London has an open space, then this makes up for a good theme. Set up a huge tea table in the garden and cover the table with a floral printed tablecloth. Put small tea pots at different places in the table with flowers (tea pots used vases). Add plastic silver trays and dress the trays with paper lace dollies. Exquisite china dishes look amazingly well at the table, so go for them.

You can, however, mix up two or more themes to invent an altogether different theme for your little one's birthday in London. For example, Alice in Wonderland can be confluenced with both Fairy tea party and Garden birthday tea party. It is up to your creativity to grab the essence of the themes and then portraying them in the most beautiful manner.

Food Ideas for Little Kids
Food Ideas for Little Kids


The food of your party should be in sync with the theme of the party. It should be refreshing and healthy at the same time. Mix up the snacks of tea party and birthday party and have the best partnership of it. Infuse lot of finger foods for little children who would be attending your little girl’s birthday. As far as adults are concerned, you can have diverse array of options.


Snacks should be served in small portions and they should be refreshing. Finger foods like sandwiches, French fries and refreshing salad are good candidates for this category. Along with this, keep stock of snacks like burgers. However, make sure that you have kept these portions in less quantities especially for kids.

As adults would be attending your party too, it is advisable that you have segregated their food menu. Your little lady’s birthday party is a tea party themed, so, keep delicacies like egg mayonnaise, chicken salad, scones and blackberry tarts for adult guests.


It is a tea party, thus keep tea as the prime beverage in the party. Have delightful drinks like Jasmine and Earl Grey tea at the party venue in London. See to it that the party contingent is not served alcohol freely. The main drinks should be tea.

However, your little girl and her friends may not have an inclination towards tea. So, keep decaffeinated beverages like apple cinnamon and raspberry tea for them. Include beautifully flavoured lemonades to pepper up the drinks.



Birthday cake will serve the purpose of desserts in your little girl’s birthday in London. You can, nonetheless, introduce variations to suit the majority. Have lots of cookies and cupcakes for the little devils. Adding small-sized pastries and brownies will serve the purpose quite well. Decorating the food quite elegantly for kids will be of no use as kids love messing up the food. Therefore, it is better to serve them and let them do the damage!

For the adult guests, Petite fours would be the best choice as they are the classic tea party desserts. Additionally, as your tea party is mingled with birthday celebrations of your little girl, you should introduce cupcakes, scones and pastries as desserts.

Making After Party Favours with Tea Cups

Cute After Party Favours
Cute After Party Favours

After Party Favours

Since your party is the confluence of tea party and birthday celebrations, the ideal after party favours would be those that reflect both these things. Hand out small fairy toys, small gadgets and edible favours like beautifully shaped cupcakes and pastries to small children attending the party. Whereas for adults, opt for tea bags (as this is a tea party too), party accessories like crockery, small engraved boxes and other such items. Whatever party favours you are handing out, make sure that they are closely related to the theme of your party and practically useful too.

Your little lady’s birthday should be an affair to remember. Take help from these ideas and host the perfect tea party themed birthday for your little girl.


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    • zeusspeak profile imageAUTHOR

      Celina Martin 

      5 years ago from London

      Thx Kara and Joy for your appreciation,ya these can be applied for every country as long as you have resources

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      5 years ago

      Very beautifully written hub zeus, loved reading it, will definitely use your tips, thx


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