Summer Tea Party for Kids

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“Mom, I’m bored…” usually starts to sneak up around this point in summer, so we thought to share with you some fun ideas for a summer kid’s tea party Alice in Wonderland style!

Tea parties can be so fun for kids because it helps unlock imagination as they dress up, eat “petite” cakes and sandwiches, get to play games and just be with friends. Several of us at Kolcraft love Alive in Wonderland and have had Alice themed tea parties. Some activities and recipes our kids loved from our summer tea party:

Decorations & Activities:

  1. You can find cheap light up lanterns at the dollar store or party city. They add festivity to your backyard especially if you plan on having the party a little later and you can plug them in.
  2. Remember the daisies who sang to Alice? These fantastical felt flowers make great decorations or you can have them as a tea party activity.
  3. Who can resist the cute little card suitors? This craft is not only great for Valentine’s day, but also for your tea party decor!


  1. Tea can be bitter for children so select special children’s tea or use apple juice which looks like tea. These edible teacups are a big hit!
  2. Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cut them out with cookie cutters into cute little shapes.
  3. Our absolute favorite are these Cheshire Cat cupcakes. Of course you can do any theme of cupcakes.

Have fun & don’t forget to dress up for the tea party!

15 Responses to “Summer Tea Party for Kids”

  1. Ane July 8, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Love these ideas, thanks for sharing!

  2. Micah Pearson July 8, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Tea Parties are a cherished activity because it is something that has passed through the ages and no amount of increase in technology has made girls dislike having tea parties!

  3. Mizz Review Lady July 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    What an adorable picture!

  4. angie July 8, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    love having tea parties with our little princess

  5. MichelleH July 11, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    SO true Micah!

  6. MichelleH July 11, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    Mizz Review lady,
    She is a cutie isn’t she?

  7. MichelleH July 11, 2011 at 7:28 am #

    How fun Angie! We are sure you are creating wonderful memories.

  8. Erinn S July 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    Adorable! Our local YMCA offers Dress up parties..not as glamarous, but because i have boys, they do a pirate costume party and treasure chest of treas!

  9. MichelleH July 12, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    That is so great. Pirate parties are fun!

  10. Terri S. July 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    My granddaughter loves when we have tea parties with her little cousins. We use apple juice in her little teacups. An Alice in Wonderland theme for her next tea party sounds terrific. In fact, she’s talking about making her Dec. birthday a tea party. I think I’ll make those cute Cheshire Cat Cupcakes for it. Thanks for the link. 🙂

  11. MichelleH July 14, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    You are so welcome. One of our Kolcraft co-workers LOVES Alice & she loves tea parties AND has a December birthday. Sounds like she is kindred spirits with your granddaughter. 🙂

  12. katie mitchell July 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    How adorable, she is too cute!

  13. Lindsay Oussa July 18, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    what fun! My DD would love me forever if I threw her a tea party 🙂 This would actually be a great 3rd birthday theme! Thanks for the idea!

  14. MichelleH July 19, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    You are welcome Lindsay! Send us photos if you have a tea party. Would love to see your special touches 🙂

  15. MichelleH July 19, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    She really is sweet isn’t she?