Tea Party Help

Ruth - posted on 11/10/2008 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am making a tea party for my daughter's 7th birthday, trying to keep it under 200.00 for the budget. Any ideas for hand made decorations, crafts, activities?

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Debbi - posted on 11/10/2008

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What a neat idea! :) We have not had a tea party for my daughter, but I know she'd love it.
I am not sure about game ideas for one. I think I would probably do their nails and let them color. I'm sure there is a neat craft idea floating around in my head that is currently being blocked. lol

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Rebecca - posted on 11/10/2008

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My girls 9,7, and 5 hosted a teaparty for some friends. We made silver tea which is milk and water and sugar for tea and went to resale stores like goodwill to find teacups and pots. We also bought some old prom dresses at these same stores on sale for dress up as well as dollar store makeup crowns and fake nails and nailpolish. We made a little screaned area to change behind and asked that the girls all wear their own tights and slips or undershirts when they came. With all the clothes we didn't even need games. Infact if you ask friends, I'm sure there are some never to be worn again prom or bridesmaid dresses that could be loaned for such an event. Punch in fancy punch cups is also a fun treat.

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I jsut had one for my 5 year old's birthday. We had SO much fun! I bought large straw hats from the floral dept at Hobby Lobby for $1 each (on sale half price with the floral accessories), and bought several silk floral bouquets and a couple of bolts of ribbon. We hot glued on the ribbon and flower heads to the hats and they were absolutely adorable in their tea party hats. Each girl wore her boas, gloves, pearls, etc. and we had petit fors, cheese cubes, a fruit tray with pink dip to eat. The loved it. I had teacups from a flea market to drink tea punch from, and pink lemonade for those who did not like punch. We also did a couple of games like musical chairs and hot potato with a toy teapot to take up time. It was great.

Sheila - posted on 11/10/2008

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I am thinking of having a tea party for my daughter's 4th bday where all the guests where their princess costumes, we will have the finger sandwiches, cake and "tea", at miniture kid's table & chairs set and beforehand all the girls could make tiaras out of heavy cardboard and we could decorate them with jewels (scrapbooking gemstones) and the can decorate and wear them to the tea party. I'd like to play some games, but what with a group of 4 years olds in long dresses?

Kerri - posted on 11/10/2008

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Well, it is actually a joint party for my daughter's 1st b-day and my other daughter's 6th b-day in Jan.! I'm an early planner. ha!ha! I love to bargain hunt and I try to never go over a $200 budget so I pretty much start planning the day after their last b-day. Anyways, this year for Halloween I made the baby a Queen of Hearts tutu costume and my oldest was Alice so I have them reuse their Halloween costumes every year for their b-day. Last year was Cowgirl theme. ;-) Anyways, since their party will be indoors and in the winter I am going to decorate the party room with green tissue paper for grass taped along the walls and put tissue paper flowers all over (super cheap). You can also get some cheap tea sets at the dollar store seperate them, sharpie a party guest's name on a cup and saucer, fill with candy then wrap them in clear cyclophane and give them as party favors. Another party favor idea I'm trying to come up with is buying a box of cheap tea bags, dumping out the tea and refill them with some bath stuff so the girls can take them home and soak themselves in a cup of tea. ;-) For games I was thinking of doing a big teapot out of poster board and having them do a pin the tail type thing with tea bags.

When is your party?

Susan - posted on 11/10/2008

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I also had a tea party for my 7 yo and she absolutely loved it. I collect pretty floral (used) teacups and plates and used those. None of them matched but it was so beautiful. I used pink (her favorite) and white table covers. I put cut flowers from the garden in my siver teapot to use as the centerpiece. I made menu cards trimmed out in fuzzy yarn to sit at each place. Each girl had costume jewelry to wear and then take home. We had pb&j sandwiches that I cut using a big flower cookie cutter. For the top piece of bread we cut out a hole w/ a bottle cap and dropped the jelly in there. My husband wore a tux, introduced each girl and then walked her to her seat. I had a white blouse and black skirt and we served the girls. There was nothing but giggles and a lot of fun. For a cute game we played pour the tea in the cup. Like pin the tail on the donkey but with paper teacups and saucers. The more girly the better. She has asked for another party for her 9th b-day. I can't wait!!!

Ruth - posted on 11/10/2008

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Great idea about the coffee shop! the party space is going to cost about 100.00 alone. Did you go to an independent coffee shop or Starbucks/Panera kind of place?

Tammy - posted on 11/10/2008

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I don't know if this would help you any but for my twins b-day we had a tea party at the local coffee shop. We had the girls dress up in their "Sunday Best" I went to Wal-Mart to get feather boas and silk gloves (their b-day was in Sept) so they had gloves and boas on sale for halloween. We done finger sandwiches and tea. The girls had so much fun acting all grown up. All together we spent 120.00. You could just play dress up. Have all of your boas, gloves, and jewerly laid out and see who can get "dressed up" the fastest.

Ruth - posted on 11/10/2008

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very cute idea!!! When is your party? I would love to see pics if you have them.
Than

Kerri - posted on 11/10/2008

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I'm doing a tea party Alice in Wonderland theme for my daughter 6th b-day. One cute idea we are doing is teacup cupcakes. You make reg. cupcakes frost them white with chocolate on top (to simulate tea) and use a halved butter cookie (Lorna Doone brand that look like little flowers) for the teacup handle. Then place on a round or flowered shaped sugar cookie for a saucer.

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