Garden Tea Party
- Cookie Bouquet
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Finger Sandwiches: Make sandwiches as usual and then cut out using a flower-shaped cookie cutter.
- Domino® Dazzlers Make these classic Domino Lollipops in the shape of flowers using a flower mold found at a candy or craft supply store.
- Petite Four De-Lites
Have the guests come dressed in frilly dresses, hats, white gloves and shiny shoes for a dainty afternoon. Boys should bring their bow ties, or make them ahead of time from black construction paper. Make sure to gather everyone along a white picket fence, either a real one or one that you've made from white oak tag, for many pleasant pictures.
Set up a long table near the garden outside and decorate it with a lacy tablecloth, teacups, and teapots with fresh-cut flowers in them. You can also use doilies as placemats.
Using construction paper cut out shapes of large daisies, tulips and sunflowers to hang around in the bushes, trees and fences outside.
Decorate Your Own Tea Set Coloring Page
Print out the coloring pages for a quiet coloring activity.
Mini Straw Hats
Purchase mini straw hats from a craft store along with a garland of small silk flowers, beads and ribbons. Pull off the small flowers from the garland and have the guests, glue them on along with beads and ribbons to decorate their own mini straw hat.
Balance The Book On Your Head Relay Races
Let the kids get some practice walking straight and tall as they balance a book on their heads and relay race across the lawn.
Watering Can Brigade
Split up the guests into two teams. For each team, on one end of the yard place a tin bucket in which you can add a few flowers. On the other end of the yard, give each team identical watering cans. Then each person on the teams takes a turn where they can have a grown up fill up their watering can from the garden hose, then run to pour it out into the bucket. The first team to fill up the bucket wins.
Set The Table
This is a great game that also gives the kids a lesson in Etiquette 101. Properly set up an elegant place setting on a card table using the items listed below. Then cover the table so they can't see it. Let the kids get a good look for about 10 seconds, then remove everything to leave the table bare. Each guest can then take a turn at setting the table exactly as they saw it. The person who correctly sets the table the fastest, wins!
For "Set the Table" you will need: a stopwatch, a tablecloth, a place mat, plastic pink cutlery, a pretty plastic or paper plate, a cloth napkin, a napkin ring, a plastic glass, a small vase and silk flowers. The more items you can think to add, the better, just make sure everything is safe for little hands.
- Mini change purses filled with beads to make their own jewelry.
- A mini garden bucket filled with a packet of planting flower seeds, sunflower seeds for a snack and a special birthday tea bag.
- For birthday tea bags: Using pink construction paper, cut out and glue over the existing tea bag labels, then write the birthday girl's name on it. Write the flavor on the backside of the label; try picking some fun fruity flavors.
Not all activities or party ideas are recommended for all ages. For the safety of all in attendance, no party should be held without adult supervision.
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