When it comes to little girls, what better kids birthday parties can there be for 7-year-old girls than a tea party? Here are some great tea party birthday ideas including crafts, activities, and a cake and snacks that fit the theme!
Our oldest daughter recently celebrated her 7th birthday, which seems nearly impossible to me. I was invited into her 1st-grade class to read a treasured story (we chose “Lost in the Woods” which is one of our family's favorites!) and shared homemade cupcakes. My sweet little girl loved having her Mom in her classroom and proudly stood up tall on a chair in front of the class while everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to her.
Later that day, we went out to dinner as a family at a local Japanese hibachi restaurant, the kind where the chef prepares your dinner in front of you at the table. My proud 7-year old sweetie giggled with the chef and loved playing the game where he tries to toss a morsel of food into her mouth.
And when we got home and it was time to open presents, she was so excited about each gift that she opened, and gleefully thanked Steve and me over and over for the little makeup bag filled with a makeup kit and brightly colored nail polish!
Her birthday wasn't just magical for her, but for me too!
Tea Party Birthday Ideas: Stationery
I love to create party stationery that fits the theme. How cute are these?
and the thank you notes:
You can download your own blank version of the invitation and thank you note at the bottom of this post!
Tea Birthday Party Ideas Order of Events:
As the guests arrived, we invited them into our kitchen where we set up two tables for our first craft, decoupaging wooden picture frames.
I wrote the party guests names on the back of the frames in advance, so it would be easy to match them to their creator later!
I created this example to show the girls what we were trying to achieve- a lovely little patchwork design created from origami paper.
We had the girls pose together in groups for some fun pictures- which I quickly printed while the girls were freeze-dancing, and inserted into their newly decorated frames.
(I sped up the drying process for the Mod Podge by setting the frames in front of two small fans.)
The Tea Party Lunch:
After the girls finished the decoupage project, they moved into the dining room for lunch. Since Charlotte requested a tea party theme, each girl's place was set with a miniature teacup and saucer and a small plate.
I served small sandwiches that I cut into flower shapes using a cookie cutter, along with bowls of strawberries, raspberries, and melon.
I scattered pastel candy corn all over the table to look like confetti, and the girls loved “sneaking” little bites of candy while eating lunch!
And then a little more crafting…
After lunch, and freeze dancing, we moved the party back into the kitchen for some more craft time. The first thing we created were these adorable beaded charm bracelets.
To help the girls get started, I knotted each stretchy cord and began the beading pattern ahead of time. On the tables, I printed out the order of the beading pattern for the girls to use as a reference and guided them through completing the bracelet.
Don't they look cute?
They did a great job of following along!
The Tea Party Birthday Cake:
We wrapped up the party by returning to the dining room for birthday cake. I created this teapot cake with four matching teacups. (I used half of a ball-shaped cake pan to bake the cake and the cupcake version to make the teacups. I iced the cake and cupcakes and then used colored fondant to decorate them, and shape the handles and teapot spout).
My proud sweet girl! 7 years old!
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