Tea Party Ideas For Kids – Invitations And Decor Ideas

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Throwing a tea party is always a lot of fun, whether it is for kids or yourself. If it is for the kids, you need to add a lot of color and fun to the event.

Here are a few tea party ideas that will be a hit with your kids and their friends. You too may want to emulate them for your tea parties. Try out these fun tea party ideas for kids including the invites, food and décor that are sure to delight them:

Tea Party Invitation Ideas For Kids:

Here are some invitation ideas that your child can try out for the tea party:

1. Invite With A Teapot:

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What You Need:

  • White card stock
  • Thick printed paper or cardboard
  • A pair of scissors
  • Colors
  • Glue

How To:

  • Ask your kid to cut out the shape of a teapot from the printed paper.
  • Then cut out a square piece from the white card stock and paste it in the center of the teapot.
  • Tell your kid to write out the invitation message on the white card stock, including details about the venue, time and other information.

[ Read: Card Making Ideas For Kids ]

2. Toy Tea Party Invitation:

What You Need:

  • Stuffed toys
  • Toy tea party things
  • Camera
  • Color pens

How To:

  • Ask your kid to set up the stuffed toys around the tea party things as if they are having a party.
  • Now help to click a picture of the same.
  • Once the images are ready, ask your kid to write out the details of the party on the back and send it over to friends.

3. Cookie Invite:

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What You Need:

  • Homemade or purchased cookies
  • Card paper
  • Colorful pens
  • Ribbon
  • Tissue paper
  • Paper punch

How To:

  • Ask your kid to write out the invite on the card paper and make a hole on one side using a paper punch.
  • Now ask your kid to wrap each cookie in a tissue paper and tie a ribbon to each card. Tie it around the cookie.

4. Tea Bag Invite:

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What You Need:

  • Tea bags – preferably bigger ones
  • Colored pens
  • Colored tissue paper

How To:

  • Help your kid to write out the timing and venue of the tea party on the tea bag. As space will be very limited, you can also write it out.
  • Now ask your kid to wrap each tea bag in the colored tissue paper and ruffle it up.
  • Send across the tea party invites to your child’s friends.

Invitation Message Idea:

Here is a fun message idea your kid can write on the card:

“I am hosting a tea party, just for fun. So, my dear little friend, I would love you to come. Put on your fancy clothes and hats and scarves. We’ll have snacks and play games, and do much more.

I would love to spend time with you. So ask your mommy to call my mom, and together we can have tea.”

Tea Party Decoration Ideas For Kids:

Here are some decoration ideas that your kid can try out for the tea party:

1. Streamer Decorations:

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What You Need:

  • Paper in different colors
  • A pencil
  • Glue

How To:

  • Ask your kid to tear out the papers in long strips and twist them around the pencil to give it a curled look.
  • Let your kid keep doing this for all the paper strips.
  • Your kid can mix and match a few different strips to create the streamers in various shades.
  • Help your kid hang them from the ceiling, the doorways and even on the window sill of the party venue.

2. Pastel Balloon Bouquets:

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You Will Need:

  • Balloons in different pastel shades
  • Helium
  • Ribbons
  • Vases

How To:

  • Arrange for someone to fill up the balloons with helium gas, or do it on your at home.
  • Ask your kid to make bunches of balloons by tying some of them together with a ribbon.
  • Now put them in vases to make helium balloon bouquets and place the vases on the table.

3. Teapot Vase:

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What You Need:

  • Lots of fresh or artificial flowers
  • A large teapot
  • A pair of scissors
  • Ribbon

How To:

  • If you are using fresh flowers, ask your kid to cut out the stems to a uniform size so that all the flowers stand at the same height.
  • Now let your kid place the flowers in a big teapot.
  • Tie a ribbon around the teapot to complete the look.
  • The décor idea will work best if you are using one big table for the party. Use a large teapot and place it in the center of the table to make it the focal point of the party.

[ Read: Paper Flower Crafts For Kids ]

4. Small Tea Cup Vases:

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What You Need:

  • Fresh or artificial flowers
  • Teacups
  • Ribbons
  • A pair of scissors

How To:

  • If you are using fresh flowers, ask your kid to cut the stems in such a way that all the flowers are of a uniform size and stand at the same height.
  • Now let your kid place a bunch of flowers in each tea cup and decorate it by tying a ribbon on the outside.
  • The particular décor tip will work best when there are multiple tables, as your kid will be able to place one teacup vase on each.

5. Name Tent Card:

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You Will Need:

  • Thick card paper
  • Colored pens
  • A pair of scissors
  • Fresh flowers or colored paper tissue

How To:

  • Ask your kid to cut out lots of square shapes from the thick card paper.
  • Fold them in half and write the name of each guest on one flap of the shape.
  • Now ask your kid to place the name tent card upside down on the table, so that the open end is facing the table and the closed end is on the top.
  • If your kid wants to use fresh flowers, ask her to take out the petals and strew them around the name cards. Alternatively, if your kid wants to use colored tissue paper, ask her to tear them up into small pieces and scatter them around the name tent cards.

6. Homemade Tea Party Banner:

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You Will Need:

  • Colored paper in different shades
  • Ribbons or strings
  • Glue
  • A pair of scissors

How To:

  • Ask your kid to cut out lots of triangle shapes from all the colored papers.
  • Your kid will then have to glue them up on the strings or ribbons in such a way that it creates a colorful pattern.
  • Once all the ribbons and strings are used up, help your kid to tie the banners across the doorway or in the party area.

7. Chalkboard ‘Welcome To Tea Party’ Sign:

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You Will Need:

  • Chalkboard
  • Chalks in different colors

How To:

  • Help your kid draw a big teapot on the chalkboard.
  • Your kid can then add one or two teacups around the same, with steam rising from the cups.
  • Ask your kid to draw some more items that will look like part of the tea party menu, such as cookies, mini sandwiches and such.
  • Finally, write out a message on the board welcoming the guests.

Tea Party Food Ideas For Kids:

Here are some food ideas that your kid can try out for the tea party:

1. Tea Sandwiches:

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  • Most of the tea parties have one particular food item on their menu, the finger sandwich or the tea sandwich. These sandwiches are very easy to prepare and are easy to eat too, especially for young guests. The fun part is that your kid can help you make the same at home.
  • One of the most common filling for a tea sandwich is cheese and cucumber. However, you can try out a variation of fillings for the tea sandwiches and ask your kid for ideas too.
  • Some delicious and easy-to-make filling ideas include cheese slice sandwich, tuna salad sandwich, egg salad sandwich, hard boiled eggs sandwich with mayo, cheese slice and grated carrots sandwich, peanut butter, and jelly sandwich, green pea stuffed sandwich, mashed potato and herbs sandwich, butter and jam sandwich, chicken cheese, and cucumber sandwich, and spinach and corn sandwich.

[ Read: Tea For Kids ]

2. Cheese And Strawberry Toast:

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  • Try including some fruit elements in your kid’s tea party menu by making them a little different and exciting.
  • An excellent way to dress up the plain old toast is to add some bright and fresh fruits to it.
  • Toast some brown bread in butter and cut up some strawberries. Ask your kid to spread them with cheese and top them with the strawberries to make open sandwiches.

3. Club Tea Sandwich With Different Stuffing:

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  • Ask your kid to come out with ideas for different types of stuffing to create some delicious and fun club tea sandwich combinations.
  • Cut up the bread slices in half and apply a spread of choice, such as cheese, mayo, sandwich spread, tuna fish paste or more. Then add the stuffing and close up the sandwich.
  • Next, ask your kid to think of a selection of fruits that can be served as part of the club tea sandwiches. Chop up the fruits into smaller chunks so that they will fit in with the sandwich. Place the sandwich through a toothpick and place a fruit piece on the top.

[ Read: Healthy Snacks Recipes For Kids ]

4. Light Cracker Sandwich:

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  • Instead of going for the regular sandwiches that are part of all tea parties, you can help your kid make some fun cracker sandwiches.
  • Ask your kid to spread cheese on all crackers.
  • Place a different fruit on each of them, such as a grape, a berry, a strawberry, a piece of apple, a piece of banana and so on.
  • Your kid can also choose to make some herb and cracker sandwiches. In that case, ask your kid to add a layer of cheese spread on the cracker. Next, he can place some fresh leaves of mint, basil or some other herb instead of fruits.

5. Have A Chocolate Fondue With Fresh Fruits:

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  • As kids love chocolate, this recipe will be a big hit at the party.
  • Place the chocolate fondue in a strategic place on the table in the tea party venue.
  • Ask your kid to help you chop up a whole range of fresh fruits and place them all neatly on plates. Line up the plates next to the chocolate fondue and add a stack of toothpicks that your kid’s friends will use to eat the fruits.
  • Some delicious fruits that will make a wonderful combination with the chocolate fondue include strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, peaches, grapes, berries, apples, and kiwis.

6. Homemade Crispy Chicken Chunks With Homemade Dips:

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  • The best part about making this dish is that you can prepare it the previous night itself, to help you save some time.
  • Cut up the chicken into small chunks and wash it thoroughly with water. Now ask your kid to break a few eggs and whip up the batter.
  • In another bowl, squeeze out the juice of a few limes and marinate the chicken pieces in it for about 15 minutes.
  • Help your kid crush up some corn flakes and place it in a wide-mouthed bowl or a plate.
  • Now let your kid dip the marinated chicken in the egg batter and roll it in the corn flakes plate.
  • Heat up oil in a pan and fry the chicken. Make sure you do it yourself and do not ask your kid to do it, as it could lead to some serious injuries.
  • Serve it up with any homemade dip or sauce.

7. Tiered Cupcakes:

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  • When you place the cupcakes in a tiered format, it will serve as a décor piece.
  • You can ask your kid to bake cupcakes at home, or buy them from the market.
  • Place a big and tiered cake tray at the center of the table or in the area that you want to bring into focus.
  • Place the cupcakes on all the tiers to add to the display. To make it look brighter and festive, you can choose the cupcakes to be in a variety of colors and styles.
  • Place a stack of paper plates and napkins next to the cupcake display tray so that your little guests will not get messy.

8. Make Your Own Sandwich Station:

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  • Instead of preparing the sandwich in advance, you can create a sandwich station where the kids will be able to make their sandwich using the ingredients they wish to have.
  • Ask your child to help you make the preparations by chopping some fruits and laying the items.
  • Place the white and brown bread slices on one plate. Keep a choice of spreads such as cheese in different flavors, mayo, butter, jams, sandwich spreads, peanut butter, jelly, ketchup and such.
  • Place freshly cut vegetables such as cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, cabbages, carrots, boiled potatoes, spinach, boiled corn, boiled green peas, beets, and radish.
  • Also, provide the guests with hard boiled and sliced eggs, cold slaw, cold cut meats, sausages, salamis, meat slices, tuna fish, which they can add to their sandwich.

Tea Party Activity Ideas For Kids:

Here are some activity ideas that your kid can try out for the tea party:

1. Tea Party Coloring Pages:

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  • Print out a stack of coloring pages from the internet that feature a tea party scene in different styles and images.
  • You can print out one sheet for each kid or multiple sheets so that the kids will not get bored.
  • Make sure that you place a jar of crayons, pencil colors and coloring pens on each table so that all kids have enough colors.

[ Read: Fun Activities For Kids ]

2. Making Decorative Paper Fans:

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  • Place a stack of bright and colorful paper on each table, sufficient for all the kids to participate in the activity.
  • Ask the kids to fold the paper from one end to the other in long strips, so that it takes the shape of a paper fan.
  • Kids can then use a piece of string or ribbon to join them all together and create their very own decoration.
  • They can pin it up to their dress and create a colorful paper fan badge.

3. Dye Your Own Tee Shirt:

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  • Inform all the kids in advance to bring a plain white tee shirt from home.
  • Place a sheet of newspaper on a table and place a few stacks of fabric paint on it. Ask each kid to pour the color on a paper plate.
  • Kids can choose to make hand prints on their tee shirt or their friends’ as a souvenir. They can also have multiple hand prints on their tee shirts from different friends. Let them choose the way they wish to design their tee shirts.
  • Make sure you help the kids do this activity at the start of the tea party, so that by the time the party ends, the tee shirts are dry for them to be taken home.
  • Also, make sure that all the kids wash their hands properly with water and soap before heading towards the food section.

4. Fruit Loop Necklace:

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  • Pour fruit loops in big bowls and keep a filled bowl on each table.
  • Keep spools of thread or ribbons on each bowl and make sure there is enough ribbon or string for each kid to use.
  • Now ask the kids to make their very own tea party necklaces by putting the fruit loop necklaces together around the string or the ribbon.
  • At the end of the fruit loop necklace making session, kids can eat their necklace or take it home.

5. Making Paper Flowers For The Tea Party Vases:

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  • Instead of doing up the flower decoration in advance, you can wait for the kids to come in and help you with it.
  • Make sure that you keep enough stacks of colored tissue paper on each table.
  • Place green pipe cleaners or green tissue paper that the kids can use to make flower stems.
  • Place a few tea cups or a large teapot on each table for the kids to fill up with their creations.
  • Not only will it be a super fun activity, but the kids will also love to see their decorations as part of your tea party décor.

You can make a tea party memorable for your kids and their friends by implementing these ideas. Moms, did you ever organize a tea party for your kids? Do share with us your kids tea party ideas and experiences.

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