If you have a little girl who loves being a girl, you are bound to get a tea party invitation or two from her if you haven’t already. And for dads everywhere, this type of bonding can be quite comical, since full tea party attire is required- including pearls and a hat. And of course, you must point your pinky finger up in the air when drinking your tea, and speak like the queen of the tea party.
You can feed your girl’s tea party fix in a more fun way, too. If she has a birthday coming up, you can throw her a tea party themed birthday celebration! Here is what you’ll need to create a fabulous soiree for your little tea queen.
Tea Party Dress
Your birthday girl will look pretty as the party queen in a fun party dress. Help her to choose something that is fancy (but not too fancy), and can be worn again- because you know there will be more tea parties once this birthday is over!
Tea Party Cardigan
You will notice that many ladies who have tea parties wear a lovely cardigan over their dresses, so your little girl is going to need one also. Choose one that is comfortable and classic, since cardigans are versatile pieces that can be worn for more than just tea parties.
Tea Party Straw Hat
You cannot have a tea party without your straw hat, darling. So find your girl a simple style that she can wear with other summer dresses. This summer straw hat from J. Crew would be a perfect choice, available in natural or navy.
Tea Party Pearls
Every tea party ensemble must be adorned with pearls. It can be necklaces, bracelets, earrings or a brooch. For girls who are not old enough yet for pierced ears, clip on pearl earrings would be a nice alternative. You can find some very cute pearl jewellery from J. Crew, perfect for a tea party birthday.
Tea Party Shoes
Topping off your girl’s tea party look is of course some fabulous footwear. Some shiny black heels or mary-jane style shoes would be a great choice. Again, try to find something that can be worn later, once the tea party festivities have ended.
Once you have everything you need to complete your girl’s tea party outfit, you will need some tea party fun planned. You can request on the invitations to have the guests arrive in their “tea party best,” so that everyone is dressed for the occasion. You can serve tea (of course), sandwiches, fruit and birthday cake.
Finally, get your girl the Eeboo Tea Party Game (available from John Lewis) for her and her friends to have a wonderful time. Just be prepared to play that game with her when she sends you the next “tea for two” invite!