A Calendar of Tea Party Occasions
Written By: Michelle Hylton
Tea parties are not only for little girl's birthday
parties and wedding showers, they can be planned year round in any month.
Tea parties are all about socializing. So, view the list of below of tea
party occasions and start planning your own tea party.
After Holiday Tea Party - Sometimes
we get so busy during December that we don't have time to sit
down with all of our friends. While the men settle in to watch
football on Sunday, the ladies can enjoy an afternoon of
conversation and tea.
Skating Tea Party - Meet your
friends at the local skating rink. If it's an indoor facility they may
have a room or tables you can reserve. For an outdoor rink, fill thermos
with tea and bring along some skate shape cookies. Have a mitten favor
exchange by asking each guest to bring mittens filled with fun favors.
Valentine Tea Party
- Let your closest friends know how dear they are to you or plan a romantic
tea party with your spouse. Serve up heart shape sandwiches or
cookies. Use lots of pink and red and for a that romantic tea, add a
little Victorian decor to the setting.
Bunco Tea Party - Mid winter is
a great time for gathering with friends. The holidays are over and people
have more time to socialize. Invite the ladies over for an afternoon game of
Bunco and tea.
Mad Hatter Tea Party -
Have a little fun with creating some "mad" spring hats. Choose to make
hats a the party and supply guest with all the materials or ask guest to
create and wear their unique creations to the party. Have the
"Maddest" hat contest.
Clover Tea Party - Everyone's
Irish on St. Patrick's Day, so serve up some green tea and shamrock shape
Father & Daughter Tea - Now don't forget
Dad, he may like some tea. This is a great activity for
organizations like the Girl Scouts. Prior to the occasion have young ladies
write a poem about "What Makes Dad Special" and let them read it to him
at the tea party. The girls may also want to act out a skit or sing for
Strawberry Tea Party - This is strawberry
season, so make some strawberry tarts, summer flavor teas and have the
ladies over for patio tea gathering.
Tea by the Pool Party - Serve up some
ice-tea and invite your friends over to cool off by the pool!
Patriotic Tea Party - Red, white and blue
is the theme color for this party. Make blueberry tarts, dip
strawberries in white chocolate and serve up some tea or ice-tea.
Back To School Tea Party
- Organize a back to school tea for Moms in your neighborhood or find out
the names of the Mom's in your child's classroom and invite them to a tea
gathering. This is especially nice for new families that have moved into the
Apple Tea Party - Invite a few friends to go apple picking, then head home
for some apple pie or an apple crisp and some cinnamon tea.
After Shopping Tea Party - Send out invitations early, and invite guest on
the Friday, Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving for an after shopping tea
party. Talk about the bargains you found. Set up gift wrapping
stations for guests who may want to wrap gifts before they get home.
Or show examples of how to uniquely wrap gifts, add toppers, etc.
Feed A Family Tea Party - Find out from a local organization if there is a
family in need in your area. Invite guest to enjoy Tea and a brunch or
lunch buffet and to bring food items for a Thanksgiving Dinner. Cash
donations can also be accepted to purchase a ham or turkey. Maybe ask
local businesses to help donate. Create a large basket or several
small baskets of goodies and decorate. Arrange a time to bring the
baskets to the family, take a photo of the presentation and send a copy of
the picture back to your guests with your thank you's.
Tea Party Cookie Exchange
- Organize a cookie exchange and gather the ladies for tea to taste the
cookies, vote on the best and share some tea. All go home with some
Tea Party Ornament Exchange - I always love getting new ornaments each year.
An ornament exchange tea party is wonderful. You can even get a little more
specific by specify a themed ornament exchange like Victorian ornaments,
Santa Ornaments, Glass Ornaments, etc. Each guest brings a
wrapped ornament, based on the number participating numbers are written on a
piece of paper, guest, draw a number to determine their order of picking.
Number one goes first and picks any ornament and opens it. Continue on
until everyone had an ornament. Throw a twist into the exchange by
allowing guest to choose to open a new ornament or take away an ornament
already open from someone. If your ornament gets taken away, you get
to choose next, but cannot take your other ornament back.
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