Tea party birthdayDo come to my Tea Party

A tea party birthday is perfect for your little miss. It seems that all little girls love a good tea party, whether it be with their stuffed animal and doll “friends” or with any sibling or parent who can be persuaded sit down and join in.  You’ll find the latest tea party supplies here, but here our ideas for planning the perfect little girl’s birthday tea party.

Start by dressing the birthday girl! Your little girl will look beautiful wearing this pink trimmed hat to her tea party! This tea party hat is adorned with a silk-like rose, pink feathers, and a strap to hold it securely in place.

According to a 19th Century legend, one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting, the Duchess of Bedford, was the originator of afternoon teatime. It seems that noon meal had become smaller and the Duchess began to feel tired and fatigued in the afternoon so she had her servants sneak her a pot of tea and a few bread stuffs in the afternoon, and soon began inviting friends to join her for the additional afternoon meal in her rooms at the Castle. The meal contained either small cakes, bread and butter sandwiches, or assorted sweets, and, of course, tea. The practice of inviting friends to come for tea in the afternoon was quickly picked up by other social hostesses.

What better way to entertain your little darling’s friends than with a wonderful Tea Party. Begin with your invitations, created with fancy papers and fancy lettering. Be sure to give the start time, end time, date and location of the Tea Party and don’t forget to have your guests come adorned in their fancy tea party or princess dress.

Decorate the house with lace covered tables, fresh flowers, or home-made tissue flowers. Play soft music, perhaps Bach or Mozart to set the mood and combined with a simple game of musical chairs. Let the guests be creative and decorate a tea party hat, tiarra, or some other fun craft.

Of course it wouldn’t be tea without the snacks! There are actually three basic types of Afternoon Tea: Cream Tea, (Tea, scones, jam and cream), Light Tea (Tea, scones and sweets), or Full Tea (Tea, savories, scones, sweets and dessert). Whichever you choose serve your tea and snacks with the beautiful cups and plates made especially for this exclusive event.

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