Saturday, April 6, 2013

Kid's Tea Party- Kids help Host.

We had a few friends over on Friday for a tea party.  My 4 year old has been wanting to have some friends from school over to play and have tea with.  So, we did.  I learned that it was a great opportunity for her to learn how to host, and how to prepare for guests.  She cleaned up the house and got lots of things ready for them.  I allowed her the to opportunity to decide how to prepare, and organize things.  Giving this opportunity to make decisions and do things her way gave her the chance to feel in charge and happy to do things for her friends.  This is not in preparation for being little miss hostess, but I do hope that it will give her the confidence to make decisions and to feel valid in being able to contribute to the family and more importantly, herself.  I didn't set out for this to be the outcome, but in the process it did.


She washed and set up all the cups for tea.

She decided how to cut and set up all the tomatoes and cucumbers. 


The little one also wanted to contribute by helping, but we didn't server these. We saved them for our home snack.
I attempted strawberry goat cheese spread (chevre) with honey.  Unfortunately, I used too many strawberries so had to add in some cream cheese. 

We had a spread of apricot scones, almond jam toasts, cut strawberries (which she cut up), veggies, quiche lorraine, and apple strudel muffins which her friend and her brother made. 
She also loves pouring tea for her sister. 



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11 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up with Kids in the kitchen - I've shared your post and pinned it!

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  2. Thanks Kelli, glad you enjoyed it. I'm glad I was able to finally link up with Kids in the Kitchen. Tea parties are a favorite around here. I usually post our pic on the Facebook site.

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  3. How cute! I am just getting ready for my daughter's fifth birthday - tea party themed! Thanks for some good ideas.

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    1. Thanks Jessica. We did a tea party for my second daughter's 1st birthday. It was more for the older one, but it was a lot of fun. I'll try and get some of those up onto the the Facebook site if you get a chance to visit it. This gives me an idea to have an album dedicated to all our afternoon tea party pics on there. Hope all goes well!

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  4. Love the colorful cups :)
    I have to remember to serve healthier snacks next time I host one ;-)
    You guys did an awesome job.

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    1. Thank you. No matter what you serve, it's the fun they have that is more important sometimes. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate all the feedback. I'm glad you liked this simple tradition of ours of hosting and garden tea parties.

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  7. I'm sure you're proud of your daughter. She can already manage to host a tea party and prepare the menu. When she grows up, I'm sure she can host great parties since she got to practice her skills since she was young. In case you're gonna host a tea party for your friends and family members, you can use loose tea leaves and other healthy tea options available today. Not only are they tasty, but they’re also good for your health. :)

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  8. Really very obsessed with these photos from kids’ tea party. Good to see kids helping to host this bash. Anyway, my daughter’s birthday is also coming soon and she wants a beautiful mermaid themed party that I will host at some indoor rental party Venues in NYC. It will be great if you can share some d├ęcor ideas.

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