Many thanks to Cadbury and MomSelect for sending me a party kit to help me host a High Tea Party! While I received supplies, all opinions and ideas remain my own and were not coerced in any manner.
What little girl doesn’t love to get dressed up and have a girl party? With summer winding down we wanted to get in one more party with Jade and some of her friends, so we decided to host a High Tea Party, All with the help of Blue Bunny and Cadbury with their #CaburyHighTea supplies! Oh my goodness it was an amazing day! All the girls had a blast and are still talking about it! So I just have to share with you how to host a high tea party for your own little girl!
What you need to Host a High Tea Party
You should understand that a High Tea Party is different from a regular tea party. A High Tea Party is more fancy. It’s all about getting your fancy on and mimicking being royalty! There are a few things you need in order to host a high tea party.
- An elegant tea set! Seriously, they make all the difference. We had the amazing Blue Rose porcelain tea set from Lynns brand. I was a little nervous with the porcelain set, but each little girl was so dainty and careful. It made it even cuter (if that’s even possible) to watch them. I’m definitely using the porcelain tea sets from now on!
- Fancy Hats! Another difference between just a fun tea party and a high tea party is using fancy hats and headbands for the little girls. It seems to transport us to a more elegant era, and each little girl was so prim and proper with their hats and porcelain tea set!
- A kid friendly drink. Not all parents are comfortable giving their little girls tea. We only use herbal tea steeped in Apple juice in our house. So I can completely understand this aversion. So we served a more kid friendly drink. We enjoyed a fun sugar free punch for the girls. And they loved it!
- Biscuits! You can’t have tea without traditional European biscuits! No they aren’t the biscuits you are thinking of! They are more like cookies to Americans. I picked up my favorite European biscuits from the store, Lotus Biscoff and Leibniz. We ate these all the time when we lived in Germany, so I am so happy to see I can get them in the US too. And they really added that fun authentic touch. Plus the girls loved the biscuits.
- And finally Dessert! For us we used the brand new flavors of Ice cream bars from Blue Bunny! This year they teamed up with Cadbury Chocolate to bring these four new awesome flavors including:
- Premium Cadbury® Royal Dark™ – Creamy Blue Bunny reduced fat vanilla ice cream dipped in thick, rich Cadbury Royal Dark chocolaty coating.
- Premium Cadbury® English Toffee – Creamy Blue Bunny reduced fat toffee ice cream dipped in thick, rich Cadbury milk chocolaty coating with toffee pieces.
- Classic Cadbury® Vanilla Chocolate – Creamy Blue Bunny reduced fat vanilla ice cream dipped in thick, rich Cadbury milk chocolaty coating.
- Classic Cadbury® Caramello™ – Creamy Blue Bunny Reduced fat vanilla ice cream swirled with caramel sauce all dipped in thick, rich Cadbury milk chocolaty coating.
Hosting a High Tea Party
You don’t need to plan a lot of games or activities. The girls will love getting dolled up in hats, having snacks and playing with the fancy tea sets! So be sure to send out your invites. If you want you can even make it really fancy and send out fancy card invites. But I was too swamped to get those out in time.
The hardest part for your little one is merely going to be patient and wait for her friends to arrive. Especially if you are trying to prepare the party and get all the tea sets, biscuits and “tea” set up out on the table. What is to keep little fingers from sneaking a biscuit or two? Miss Jade was so not patiently waiting for her friends to arrive!
Once the girls arrive, let them each pick out their own headbands. Then start enjoying the tea party!
Like I mentioned, don’t try to stress over activities. Just let these little girls enjoy their time to socialize and play pretend. You already did your job of supplying the scene and food. Now let them enjoy their imaginations and company! Our little girls kept themselves entertained quite well all on their own.
The great thing is that hosting a high tea party isn’t just for little girls! Even mommies can get involved. Just make sure you have fun hats for the moms too! My friend Miriam is such a great sport and came to play with me while we hosted the girls High Tea party! It was so much fun for the girls and us moms!
And yes, we mommies enjoyed the goodies of the High Tea Party as well. It was just as much fun for us playing High Tea Party as it was for the girls.
When it appears that the girls are starting to lose interest in the “tea” and the biscuits, go ahead and pull out the Cadbury Ice cream bars! They will quickly become engaged again!
Now sit back and enjoy the smiles, giggles and knowing that you just hosted the perfect High Tea Party! Your little girls are going to be talking about this for a very long time! I know because these little girls are still talking about their High Tea Party.
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What flavor of Cadbury Ice Cream is your favorite?
What would you serve as your “Tea and Biscuits” at your High Tea Party?