Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tea Party

Sophie recently moved into a new preschool class, so we decided it would be fun if we threw a little tea party at our house so that she could get to know the girls in her class.  What started out as an idea for a playdate grew into a full-blown tea party for all the girls.

I made the invitations with elements from Paper Source.

The kit was for printable invitations but my tech skills are so archaic, I couldn't figure it out.  So, I wrote all the invitations by hand.  I'm not going to pretend that wasn't painful!

I put together a simple menu of things I thought the kids would actually eat at this tea party.

Tea Party Menu
Peanut Butter and Jelly mini-sandwiches
Chicken Mini sandwiches from Chik-Fil-A
Chicken Nuggets from Chik-Fil-A
Grape and cheese on little toothpicks

Strawberry cake
Chocolate dipped strawberries
Chocolate dipped marshmallows
Lemon cupcakes
Madeline cookies
Purple M&Ms

I also thought that maybe we needed a little craft for the girls, so we set up everyone with a straw hat and paper flowers and glitter glue.

As soon as the guests started arriving, the house was buzzing with activity.  Almost everyone showed up in their own princess dress.  And Sophie had dresses to share for her friends that came without gowns.  Then they sat down at the table and started crafting.  The girls and their mamas had a great time making their own tea party hats!

After the hats were made and the table cleared, I set the table up for lunch.  Here's the set-up for the entree portion of lunch.

I think the menu choices were a hit!

After they ate their entrees, I cleared the table again and set up dessert.  Here are the little girls posing in their hats, waiting for dessert to be served.

Princess Sophie had a great time.  I think her favorite part was showing her friends her house and her toys and being the hostess.

All in all, it was a great party!  I think everyone had a great time and the little girls went home very happy!  Now, I will commence my 2-day nap...


  1. So creative and fun! You are so organized and always a great host!

  2. It's obvious a lot of love was put into this party. Sophie and her guests look so happy. Congrats!