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How to Throw an Enchanting Tea Party for Kids

Tea parties can be a delightful way to celebrate a special occasion or just to spend some quality time with the little ones in your life. A kids’ tea party, with its combination of whimsy and sophistication, can be both entertaining and memorable for children.

Here’s how you can throw a magical tea party that will have the kids feeling like they’ve stepped into a fairytale.

Step 1: Choose a Theme

Kids love to play pretend, and a tea party is the perfect occasion to let their imaginations run wild. Choose a theme that will captivate them. Some popular ideas include:

  • Alice in Wonderland: With mismatched tea sets, playing cards, and a “Mad Hatter” hat for each guest.
  • Fairy Garden: Featuring floral decorations, fairy wings, and a sprinkle of glitter.
  • Princess Tea: Where every child can dress up as their favorite royalty, complete with tiaras.
  • Pirate’s Cove: For a less traditional tea party, think treasure maps for place mats and a pirate hat at every chair.

Step 2: Send Out Invitations

Create invitations that match your theme to build excitement. Use craft supplies or a design software to make custom invites. Don’t forget to include the date, time, and any special instructions, like costume suggestions or whether parents are welcome to stay.

Step 3: Set the Scene

Table settings for a kids tea party at The Lodge at Cathedral Pines

Transform your space to fit the theme with decorations:

  • Table Setting: Set out a tea set that matches the theme and ensure there’s a chair for each guest. Cloth napkins add a touch of elegance.
  • Decor: Depending on your theme, hang bunting or streamers, place themed centerpieces, and sprinkle the table with confetti.
  • Dress Up: Have a basket of themed dress-up items for kids to put on as they arrive—hats, gloves, boas, or costume jewelry.

Step 4: Plan the Menu

Tea parties are known for their delectable finger foods. Keep the menu child-friendly:

  • Sandwiches: Peanut butter and jelly, cucumber, or turkey and cheese sandwiches cut into fun shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Sweets: Mini cupcakes, fruit tarts, or cookies.
  • Tea: Offer herbal teas like chamomile or fruit teas. Have alternative drinks like apple juice or lemonade.
  • Healthy Options: Carrot sticks, grapes, and cheese cubes can balance the sweetness.

Step 5: Organize Activities and Games

Plan some activities to keep the kids entertained:

  • Tea Party Etiquette Lesson: Teach the kids how to hold a teacup properly or the history of tea parties.
  • Craft Time: Let them decorate their own teacup or create a craft that aligns with the theme.
  • Games: Consider traditional party games with a tea twist, like “Pass the Teapot” (a variation of hot potato) or a scavenger hunt.

Step 6: Favors and Thank Yous

Thank the little guests for coming with a parting gift. This could be a small bag of tea-themed items, a teacup to take home, or a selection of treats from the party.

Step 7: Don’t Forget the Photos!

Capture the magic by taking lots of photos. You could even set up a photo booth area with props that match your theme.

Tips for Success:

  • Allergies: Check for any food allergies or dietary restrictions ahead of time.
  • Supervision: Ensure there are enough adults to help supervise, especially with younger children.
  • Flexibility: Be prepared to go with the flow. Not all kids will want to sit and sip tea, and that’s okay.

Throwing a tea party for kids is a wonderful way to create magical memories. It allows children to experience a touch of elegance while engaging in imaginative play. With a little planning and creativity, you can host a tea party that the kids will talk about long after the last crumpet has been devoured.

Where to Host a Kids Tea Party in Colorado Springs

If you’re looking for an amazing location to host a kids tea party in Colorado Springs, we invite you to book a tour of the The Lodge at Cathedral Pines. We would be delighted to be a part of your special day.

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