Girls’ Birthday Tea Party Ideas

When my daughter turned 5, she told me she wanted a tea party for her birthday party. I immediately went into party planning mode. I got tea party invitations, made out the guest list and ordered a very pretty, girly cup cakes. Now it was time to tackle the decorations for the party.

Tea Party Themed Birthday

We decided to tell the girls, via our custom tea party invitations, to wear their prettiest dresses and bring along their favorite doll to the tea party.

Haley had her heart set on a tea party. Pinks, purples, yellows, greens and blues were the colors we wanted to use. At the age of almost 5, she was already quite the little planner and organizer just like mom. We got right to work making a list of items we wanted to have at the party:

  • Plates
  • Napkins
  • Table cloth(s)
  • Banner
  • Assorted Decorations

With the list in hand, we perused the internet looking for just the right design. Haley fell in love with the topsy turvy tea pot and cups design you see above, left. So we ended up ordering the following items…

I just loved the favor boxes. They were card stock that were shipped flat and we folded into the box shape. Inside, we placed the flower note pad, stickers, feather pen, flower ring and nail polish that was scented as a cupcake. I added a bit of candy and we were set for our favors.

The banner was so cute! I loved the fact that a photo of Haley was included and it certainly made her feel special! Of course, along with the plates, we needed napkins. 5 year old girls can be messy!

The Tea Pot

The most important ingredient for a tea party is the tea pot. Since the girls were so young, we couldn’t use real tea (they didn’t like it anyway) so we opted to use punch. I found this gorgeous princess tea pot that went along with our colors and new that Haley could use it after the event whenever she played “tea party”.

The tea pot comes with 4 cups, saucers and spoons as well as a creamer pitcher and sugar bowl with lid. When the party was over, we washed and stored all the pieces inside the tea pot.

Perfect for a birthday tea party!

Games and Food for the Tea Party

We baked and decorated cookies, bite sized brownies and even made little finger sandwiches. The girls loved them. For the activities and games, we played:

  • “pin the handle on the tea pot”
  • “describe the dolly” (remembering what each girls doll looked like)
  • we colored pictures from a coloring book

The height of the fun was the tea pot pinata. Since the girls were dressed up, no clubbing this pinata. I got the “magic string” pinata. All the girls grabbed a string and pulled at the same time. One magic string opens the bottom and the bounty falls out! Lots of fun!

The party was a rousing success! I got compliments from all the mom’s and the girls had a wonderful time. A tea party is a wonderful theme for any little girl’s birthday party. Have you planned a birthday tea party yet?

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About the Author: A professional party and event planner, Mandee has had her share of fun and unique party planning times. With more than 20 years experience, you know she can conjure up a great party or event with wonderful ideas and interesting suggestions. She's happy to share them with us here and at Decorating for Events where she gives us lots more party fun. .


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  1. Cynthia says:

    Tea parties are always so much fun! I very much remember the days of my daughters tea parties. I always felt rather honored when I was also invited.

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