My 2 year old daughter, Maddie Grace, is 100% Tea Party obsessed. She carries her tea pot set with her everywhere in a little purse, and will pull it out wherever she is and insist whoever is around join her for a tea party. So I decided that we would have a toddler tea party for Maddie Grace and her little friends at our house one weekend and Maddie Grace would be hosting it!
First I had to find the perfect invites for the party. I ended up finding our invites from Basic Invite, actually using their ‘Tea Cup Stack Bridal Shower Invitation‘ design. Although intended for a bridal shower the invites were super easy to customize the wording on and I changed it up so that they would be perfect for our event! Tom even wrote the perfect little poem to have on the back of the invitation that cracked me up. I think he thought of it as a joke but I loved it so I made sure it was on there. Basic Invite printed and sent me the invitations with envelopes and they were just perfect! Great quality, and I was excited to send them out to Maddie Grace’s friends. One of them even brought their invitation with them to the toddler tea party and carried it around the whole time – it was so cute!
The whole toddler tea party was adorable! The kids jumped into the tea party as soon as they arrived. Instead of tea though they used lemonade, and we also had cookie decorating to go with the tea. The kids could use frosting and sprinkles to decorate their cookies. For favors we provided fancy hats and tea cup sippy cups for all the kids, and all the girls went ahead and wore their hats for the tea party, because every girl needs a hat to wear for a proper tea party! We also served scones, crescent sandwiches, and had fruit and veggies for both the kids and adults, as well as juice and adult beverages.
Since toddlers don’t have the longest of attention spans they eventually got up and ran around the backyard. We also had a little book reading picnic station set up with the kids with 3 books on tea parties that I found that several of the kids enjoyed. That was Tripp’s favorite part of the party! And after so much time running around outside everyone seemed to get hot and shifted into our play room to run around. It was a blast!
If you have a toddler daughter (or son) and want to do something special, a toddler tea party is really the way to go. It was a great time for the kids and their parents and ridiculously adorable!
For your tea party, or any other event, check out Basic Invite for your invitation needs! They have gorgeous fully customizable stationary for all sorts of events – from weddings, to birth announcements, thank you notes, to toddler tea party! They have designs that are foil pressed, and some that have pockets on them. They have endless font and color choices, can send samples, offer a proofing service, and print only on the highest quality cardstock so instead of getting just a design file you get an actual beautiful creation in your hand to send out.
What fun events have you had lately or hope to have soon?
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