Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Books for Children's Tea Party Planning

This one comes with a mini tea set, punchout place cards and more punch out fun!

There are many different books on planning children's tea parties. Most, in my opinion, are written more for adults, while a few are written for children to read and use. All of them include some ideas for menu planning, recipes, different tea party theme ideas, games, activities and crafts. Most of the books also include ideas and information about invitations and tips on who to invite, etiquette and hosting. Often they include facts about tea and how to make a proper pot of tea along with beverage suggestions ideas to substitute for tea.
I helped the #2 (younger) daughter plan a tea party for KJ's 7th birthday last spring. My advice was to keep the menu simple with foods the children would eat and have lots of fun activities planned. The girls enjoyed lemonade poured from a pretty teapot. PNBJ finger sandwiches, carrots with ranch dip and cheese and crackers were served from a three-tier server. KJ had a pretty birthday cake decorated with a mini tea set for dessert. They played dress-up and games, (pin the handle on the teapot and more tea themed games) made crafts and had a fabulous time!

Kentucky Ice

I am taking a break from my posts on children's tea books to show you the ice in southern Kentucky today. School was cancelled yesterday and today. 9 year old AJ is enjoying a cup of Earl Grey while I sip on my English Breakfast tea this morning.


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