A few months ago, my sweet neighbor and her daughter invited Willa over for a tea party. It was the cutest thing ever. She really went all out and Willa LOVED it! Well, these last few days here in Georgia have been filled with rain (and if it’s not raining, it’s hot as Hades) and we have been looking for creative things to do inside when we can’t go out (or go swim). A few days ago when the weather wasn’t great, we were out running errands and Willa requested a tea party. So, I quickly threw together some things, using mostly all I had on hand, so we could have a tea party when we got home. What I did was so simplistic and easy, but to Willa it was everything!
I knew we needed finger sandwiches because, what tea is complete without that? I made Willa a star cut out PB&J and a heart shaped ham sammy. I cut out some cheese into the shape of leaves and added some crackers and filled the rest of the platter with fresh berries. For the dessert tray, I swung by Publix and picked up some petit fours. I always keep cookies on a display in our kitchen, so I added chocolate chip cookies I already had. I took a giant strawberry and some pieces of clementines and dipped them in melted dark chocolate. I also sprinkled some sea salt on the chocolate dipped orange slices. Those are delish and also a good option for a sweet treat if you are trying to be health conscious. Finally, I made fairy bread for the dessert tray which is made from Willa’s three favorite things: bread, butter, and sprinkles. Sounds gross, I know. But I gave it a try and it was actually pretty tasty. And the little roll-ups are so cute and colorful!
To make fairy bread, roll out a piece of white bread until it is thin. Spread room temperature butter on the bread, cut the crusts off, and then cover in sprinkles. Slice the bread down the center, and roll up the pieces. One piece of bread makes two rolls of fairy bread.
For Willa’s “tea” we just used some pink lemonade which I also picked up pre-made from Publix. She thought she was so fancy sipping it from her tea cup!
At this particular tea party, Poppy enjoyed some puffs (and chewing on a spoon) and mainly just kept her big sister company. But, I so look forward to the day that they can enjoy a tea party together – but not too soon!
So, if its a rainy (or HOT) day and you’re looking for something fun to do with your children inside, I hope this inspires you to throw your own little tea party. If you do, be sure to post a pic and tag me @abraggslife on IG so I can see!!
Most of the things I used for our tea party were purchased from Home Goods, but I have linked similar items here:
Ceramic Pitcher // Dessert Stand // Teacups // Sugar Bowl // Gold Spoons // Dessert Plate Set