I finally thought about giving every girl a real teacup and saucer to take home. So we began scouring thrift stores to find cups and saucers. It took some searching, but we finally had as many as we needed.
I filled the cups with chocolates and raspberry tea bags (the kind we served at the party). Then I placed each one in a clear plastic bag and tied them up with ribbons.
|Turned out rather well, don't you think?|
To entertain our young guests, we played charades based on children's books and movies. We also enjoyed pass the bean bag (think, hot potato) while playing classical music, perfect for a tea party. Our favorite game was Tea Party Bingo. I found free templates for the bingo cards here. We used glass gems from the Dollar Tree as the bingo markers instead of chips or coins.
The Princess also wanted to do a craft with her guests. I racked my brain for weeks trying to come up with something unusual. Then it came to me! I asked my husband if he could cut some teacup shapes out of wood for the girls to paint. He agreed, that sweet man!
He used 1/8 inch craft wood. They were roughly 3x5 inches. The girls really enjoyed painting and embellishing them. So they got another little memento to take home from the party!
The Princess and her guests declared the party to be a smashing success. I'm glad they enjoyed it, but whew! I'm glad it's over! LOL
If you missed my post on Tea Party Treats, you can find it here.
I don't know about you, but making my own tea party favors and crafts works for me. Head over to We are THAT Family for more tips and hints.