When you were little did you love the idea of having tea parties?
I know I did! My grandma and I used to go to our favorite "tea garden" to drink some iced tea and eat some creamy cheesecake!
If you have a little one, a tea party is a great way to have fun in your house! While most people think tea parties are just for girls, it is simply not true! A tea party is fun for anyone! Kids can spend hours having a tea party with their dolls and stuffed animals. Have some fun with your kid(s) and throw the most awesome tea party for them! Here are some tips on how to have the PERFECT tea party at home.
Like any party, SNACKS are very important. You MUST have snacks that your children love. A sandwich cut into small squares is always a good option. We also love mini cheese balls and cookies! You can find some great recipes here! And of course, you can't leave out the TEA! Once you have the snacks chosen you must dress for the occasion! WE LOVE to put on the fanciest gown we own to feel like true royalty. We absolutely love putting on a tiara and boa as accessories. We suggest a nice shirt and slacks for the little man! If you want to have a tea party with a twist you could wear your pajamas! Get comfy and cozy to throw your party. Kids love to stay comfortable so pajamas are a FUN option if they do not want to dress up.
Invite some of your children's friends over so that they can all join in on the fun! You might have to make more food but that is what makes it merrier! A tea party with friends will make it feel more like a party. In fact, I threw a Tea Part for my daughters 5th birthday!
You could have your tea party indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Either way you should have a sufficient amount of space in case a dance party randomly breaks out. Who doesn't love a good dance party? You may want to decorate the table with a few accessories to add some style. We suggest using a lace or patterned tablecloth to cover the table and you can use your tea pot to hold it down if you are outside. You could also make place cards for everyone attending to make it more special. We like to use flowers to decorate our table! Make sure to tell erveryone attending to bring their favorite stuffed animal or doll if they would like! Once you have everything gathered for your tea party, it is time to enjoy it! You can play music in the background to make it more lively. (This is usually how a dance party gets started) Be sure to have your camera readily available because you will want to capture the moment!
At Modern Studios Photography we LOVE having tea parties! They are so exciting and you can get some great pictures of your children being children! We do offer some exclusive THEMED tea party sessions with Unicorns and Monkeys if you really want to step up your Tea Party game! We also offer them without animals around Mother's Day. They are perfect for gifts both Mom AND Grandma would LOVE! The BEST part is that they can even participate at no extra charge! If you are interested in a Tea Party session with Modern Studios Photography, check out our events page here. If it's not on the calendar, email us and we can set up a private event just for you!
We look forward to helping you capture a beautiful childhood memory!