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Children's Tea Party Idea

You can create a special memory and have a lot of fun with a birthday tea party. Many of our tearooms offer lovely children’s parties – or you can do it yourself. Please share your suggestions with us.

My granddaughter Ella is still talking about her 3rd birthday tea party. Ella was involved in all of the planning – choosing the menu, preparing the treats, selecting the china and picking out a special party dress. She was insistent that no boys were allowed, so her guest list was her cousin (and friend) Emily and her friends Layla and Jenna. My daughter had read that a good rule for children’s parties is to keep them small and simple – inviting one guest for the child’s age – so 3 guests when you turn 3, 4 when you turn 4, etc. It worked very well for this party.

All the “ladies” were beautifully dressed, including gloves and pearls. They later decorated straw hats and wore them to tea. They ended playing “make-up” with Ella’s new vanity.

The menu Ella and her Mom selected was…

Finger sandwiches of peanut butter and jelly, cucumbers and cream cheese and chicken salad. Scones with jam and cream. Teapot shaped cookies, bananas dipped in chocolate, mini-cream puffs, macaroons and ice cream. All the girls drank lots of decaffeinated tea with milk or was that milk with a splash of tea?

There are many sources online for recipes, crafts, invitations and more. I will add something new to this section each week. We will also share your experiences, recipes and suggestions and respond to any questions you might ask in the forum. We look forward to hearing from you.

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