Jan 25, 2018

Valentine's Day Tea Party for Kids

Valentine's Day Tea Party for Kids
As a little girl I LOVED having tea parties.  I had a TON of small glass tea sets and I loved them all.  I never thought I would have girls.  (Girls don't run in my husband's family)  So I never thought I would have the opportunity to through a tea party.  

However, I have two girls and I am so excited to be throwing a Valentine's tea party for kids.  They are inviting all their cousins.  I am including the boy cousins as well.  It will be more feminine of course, but hopefully the boys won't mind.  


Although I am not doing it for a couple more weeks I still put together a mock party to show you what it will look like.  My girls and I are so excited!  I want to do a tea party yearly and I thought what better holiday to do it around than Valentine's Day!  I will probably switch it up different years, but this year it will all be about love. 

I have mentioned this so many times this year, but this year has been a very hectic year...basically since June.  I feel like I can't catch my breath, but I still LOVE throwing parties.  So I don't want to stop doing something I love.  However, I did have to make it simple just to keep my sanity. 
Valentine's Day Tea Party for Kids
I was provided product from Oriental Trading in exchange for a blog post.  No other type of compensation was received.  All opinions are my own.

So I bet you can't guess where I went first to look for supplies to make this more simple?  Yep!  Oriental Trading.  They make it simple and still so fun and not lacking in the happy department.  

I made my invitations and got them sent out about 3 weeks before the date.  I feel this is a great timeline because it isn't too far in advance to forget, but at the same time there is time to get it scheduled in before something else comes up.  
Valentine's Day Tea Party for Kids
I loved how the invitations turned out.  I cut it out on my electric cutter.  It was SO SIMPLE.  I have a TON of scrapbook paper so it didn't cost a thing...other than ink. 

After I sent out the invitations I got started on the party favors.  I loved filling the bags from Oriental Trading with candy from them as well.  So simple and the kids will love it.  What better party favor from a tea party than sweet treats?
Valentine's Day Tea Party for Kids
I must mention here that after the kids eat they will make "Valentine's Cookie Magnets" that I also got from Oriental Trading.  Then they can slip their finished craft into the same favor bag that the treats are in.  
Valentine's Day Tea Party for Kids
I like to have an activity going at the beginning of the party while everyone waits for the guests to arrive.  I am doing this color by number that will be really fun.  Even the young kids that don't get this entirely can still have fun coloring.
Valentine's Day Tea Party for Kids

I am going to have the kids play Valentines Bingo in addition to the craft as activities after they eat. I am not going to have any prizes with the bingo game so that way no one feels left out.  Everyone will leave with a party favor.  

The great thing about a lot of the decor is it can be put up weeks in advance because they hang from the ceiling.  So they aren't in anyone's way.  I wanted it to be totally kid friendly.  So I set it up in my girl's playroom.

The paper lanterns, the tissue paper poms, and the "LOVE" burlap banner went up weeks before the party.

I put a neutral table cloth under the plastic pink table cloth since the pink is so see through.  Next I added the burlap runner to the table.  Then I started adding the details.  I love how the gold heart plates look stacked on top of the pink circle plates.  I wanted the kids to have water as one drink option and then I made a punch for the "tea".  I will put the punch in their straw tea cups.  I thought this was best since we had some toddlers coming to the party.  Once they are older we can be a little more fancy.  Positive to using these cups: the kids get to take them home as a party favor too!
Valentine's Day Tea Party for Kids

Valentine's Day Tea Party for Kids

For the food I am keeping it really light.  I am making heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  I am having strawberries drizzled in chocolate.  Then of course there will be heart shaped sugar cookies and cake pops.  And don't forget the drinks!
Valentine's Day Tea Party for Kids

Valentine's Day Tea Party for Kids

Valentine's Day Tea Party for Kids

It will be a fun memory for these cousins to remember.  I am excited to be throwing it and enjoying watching them be kids.  That is what Valentine's is all about right?  Making memories and being with the ones you love?

3 comments:

Jenny Albertson said...

This is such a fund idea to make valentines special and fun for kids! This would be a great tradition to keep going.

Shambray Matthews said...

I really can see this becoming a tradition. My girls would love that.

Kirst said...

I just love this idea- Valentine's Day gets a bad wrap sometimes, but this is just a fun way to celebrate and make memories! Your girls won't forget this!

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