A Tea Party Birthday

We’ve had a really hectic start to our summer, and so I thought I’d skip doing a big birthday party for my girls this year.  However, my daughter really wanted to celebrate her birthday with her cousins… and I just couldn’t say no.  So, we decided to host a casual tea party themed birthday at our home.  This was the best option since we kept the guest list small, the food simple, and the decor store bought.  My daughter is also the ultimate girly girl, so this theme was right up her alley.  Take a look at the details below.

General Set Up

We tried to go with an elegant setup, that still felt like it would appeal to the kiddos.  A lot of our decor was purchased on Amazon or from the dollar store.  Check it out below….

Adorable ideas for the perfect tea party birthday!
We chose a color scheme of shades of pink and light blue.  See all the sources below.
Adorable ideas for the perfect tea party birthday!
Fancy plates are a must for a tea party! Also, how cute is the teapot center piece?
Adorable ideas for the perfect tea party birthday!
Our hanging decor was inspired by this pinterest post.  This white teapot can be found here on Amazon.

 

Adorable ideas for the perfect tea party birthday!
These are the fancy plates we used. They’re available on Amazon.
Adorable ideas for the perfect tea party birthday!
We used this elegant bunting, available here.
Adorable ideas for the perfect tea party birthday!
Here is the adorable centerpiece I mentioned above. It’s also available on Amazon.

 

Activities

We planned two main activities for kiddos to enjoy during the party.  I wanted to keep everything as casual as possible so I went with two very basic, yet fun little events: 1. Pin the tea cup under the teapot & 2. Cupcake decorating.

Adorable ideas for the perfect tea party birthday!
I created this poster using white bristol board, letter stickers and a teapot printout. I also created little mugs for each kid, with their name on it and used sticky tac to help it stay on the poster.
Adorable ideas for the perfect tea party birthday!
We skipped a birthday cake this year, and opted instead for a more interactive cupcake decorating session. We baked homemade mini cupcakes and provided all kinds of fixings for the kids.
Adorable ideas for the perfect tea party birthday!
Each of the kids got to decorate a cupcake for themselves as well as for their parent.

Favors

In the spirit of keeping things simple,  I opted for candy favors this year.  I ordered adorable paper tea cups from Amazon and filled them with various chocolates.

Adorable ideas for the perfect tea party birthday!
How cute are these? They’re available on Amazon, as a 12 pack set.

 Comment below with your thoughts on our tea party :).

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