Once she said she wanted a tea party— a real tea party, I knew I didn’t want a bunch of plastic tableware. Since my girls happen to love tea, and parties, I figured investing in 15 ceramic tea cups makes sense for us. And the environment.
Snippets from Alice in Wonderland and tulle tea bags would keep them occupied while the Mad Hatter and friends fetched their tea.
Last but not least, I made some face-in-holes from old cardboard boxes. As you know, I find cut-outs exceedingly entertaining.
After hours of prep(!) we were finally ready for guests.
They came in proper tea attire, of course. Our British friend wore this adorable skirt by Boden.
Alice in Wonderland Un-Birthday Tea Party Menu:
- Candy cane green tea
- Hummus and cucumber tea sandwiches
- Peanut butter and jelly tea sandwiches
- Double chocolate kale muffins with “mushroom” frosting
- Baskin Robbins mint chocolate chip ice cream cake
It took an army of us to meet the needs of our little tea-partiers. “Could you please pass the honey?” and “More sugar cubes, please!” were frequent requests. We also had to drop ice cubes in their cups so they didn’t burn their little tongues and provide lemonade for those who were tea-averse. Check out my man waiting on 15 little girls. Piece. Of. Cake.
Pearl, aka The Loom Master, also made Rainbow Loom bracelets with “wear me” tags.
You could fill that thing with coal (ours had fruit leather and Snackimals) and they would still rush to it. And someone always ends up in a pool of tears. Piñata time is high drama.
They get so excited about their birthdays, don’t they? Pearl had talked about this for months. Her special day. To be a whole year older. As each party rolls by we can’t believe that she’s already 1, 2, 3… and now 6. And every year my heart breaks.
The UN-birthday theme makes perfect sense… for parents.
I want to make time stop. Make it UN. Make now last forever.