When my daughter had asked for months to have a tea party with her friends I thought, “Why not?!” Her and I are cut from the same cloth. We enjoy having friends over and we love to throw a fun party- big or small! So I text some of my girlfriends and told them to come and have their daughters wear their “fanciest” dresses. 😊
My daughter and son before the tea party play date
I decided in order to keep this play date/party on the inexpensive side, I was going to shop at the Dollar Tree, Target “Dollar Spot”, etc. We purchased some of our doilies, table cloths, plates, napkins, eating utensils and so forth from Dollar Tree. Most of the decor was from Target Bullseye’s Playground and I ended up picking up a few odds and ends from Wal-Mart.
The food, however, was from our local grocery store Hy-Vee. I had planned for these adorable tea sandwiches in the shape of teapots (via cookie cutters), but I didn’t have enough bread the day of the party! Oops! It turned out to be ok because the kiddos snacked on vanilla + strawberry wafers, cheese cubes, strawberries, spring themed cupcakes and cookies. Instead of tea I served lemonade- which the kids still thought was awesome!
After all our guests arrived we worked on our craft. We made “fancy” tea party hats for the occasion! I had prepped the hats the night before our friends came and it was super easy.
First, I laid the plastic bowl on top of the plate and traced around it a little larger than the bowl actually is. I then cut out that section of the plate and hot glued the plate and bowl together. Easy peasy!
The girls (and all the little brothers!) had so much fun making these.
After our craft the kids enjoyed the lemonade and food. I loved hearing everyone’s giggles! Once tea time was over the kids ran around played until it was time to leave. It was such a fun play date to host!
Let me know if you have ever hosted a tea party play date/birthday/occasion and what you served at yours!
Favors for all the girls and little brothers 🙂