Something about tea parties is delightful! A tea party is a lovely theme on its own, or for an extra dose of fun, you can make your child’s birthday party a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, a floral-themed tea party, or just a pink tea party where everything at the party is pink!
Have fun with peachy colours, ruffles and lace!
Note: It’s best to stick to minimum party guests numbers at these sorts of around-the-table events.
Tea party theme invitations
Stick to your theme. A simple tea party invite could be dressed up by being slipped inside a doily envelope or tied up with a piece of lace.
Tea party theme costume ideas
Think formal and pretty – their best party attire!
Tea party theme decorations
- String a bunch of cheap lace ribbons and offcut ribbons above the table to make a gorgeous ribbon decoration.
- Place fat cushions on the grass or floor for kids to sit on.
- Make everything a little bit fancier – tea bags can be turned into kiddy-style tea bags: cut off the tops of the tea bags, empty out the tea and refill with Nesquik chocolate powder, stapling at the top but leaving it open a little so the powder seeps out the top of the bag once the milk is poured. Cover the tags in pretty paper. Then fill the teapot with milk so guests can make their own “chocolate tea”.
- Mini waffles can be set on tiny cake stands and teacups can be a mix of traditional white china and Moroccan tea glasses.
- Let your cake take centre stage on the party food table and decorate it with gentle ruffled piped icing and ribbons that are tied and glued onto wooden skewers.
- You could hang mismatched op-shop teacups from their handles in the background, from trees or over the table.
- Mismatched teacups glued together also make a cool cake or treat stand.
Tea party activities and birthday party games
- Give each child an inexpensive china teacup and saucer from a budget store and let them draw all over them with porcelain pens which you can buy from Spotlight. They can take them home and fire them up in the oven to make their decoration permanent.
- Play croquet in the garden.
- Play musical chairs with pouffes and cushions.
- Teach them to make tissue paper pom poms to take home for their room. You can find the easy instructions here.
- Make newspaper tea party hats
Tea party food ideas
- 18 ways to jazz up a shop-bought cake
- Pink tea party cakes
- Cheese puffs
- Kiss biscuits
- Cups and saucers
- Salmon & cucumber sandwich sushi
- Fairy bread cut into fingers
- Swirly sandwiches
- Mini quiches
- Rainbow meringues
- Traditional lemonade to serve in teacups
- Berry fools
Tea party take-home party bag ideas
Fill drawstring fat-quarter bags with a teacup and saucer, along with a little bag of mini meringues and a choc wafer straw.