As the Women’s Pastor at my church, I have the privilege of hostessing an annual ladies tea. This year’s theme was Daughter’s of the King, Royal by Rebirth.
It was our first year including the little girls in our tea, and I wanted to make sure it was something they would enjoy. We used a princess theme and it turned out lovely.
Invitations – The first thing you need to do when throwing a princess tea party is send out invitations to all of your party guests. There are plenty of pretty pink invitations you can purchase online or you could always look at getting your little one involved in making them by hand.
Tea Selection – Next, you’ll want to select the tea you will be serving at your party. It’s best to serve a variety of teas so your guests can pick and choose their favorites. The most popular choices for a tea party are English Breakfast, Earl Grey, chamomile and fruit flavored ones.
Menu Planning – Besides the tea and fabulous company, the most important part of a princess tea party is the menu. We served a delicious quiche with fresh fruit because our tea is in the morning. If planned for later in the day, a tea party menu may also include a light fare such as sandwiches, biscuits, cupcakes and shortbread cookies.
Set the Table – Of course no tea party is complete with out a darling tea set for all of your guests to sip their tea out of. We placed a dark pink ribbon princess tiara on each table as our centerpieces. We also used adjustable glitter bracelets and crown slide charms and “Princess” sayings bracelets as table favors. For an extra element of fun, I put pink candy coated marshmallows around the table.
Have Great Prizes – I chose a selection of Princess themed books for the girls and teens.
Veggie Tales – Petunia’s Precious Princess Pack Triple FeaturePromises for God’s PrincessesGod Made Me Special!: 365 Daily Devos for Girls (Veggietales)Growing Day by Day for Girls (VeggieTales)The One Year My Princess Devotions: Preschool EditionPrincess Grace and Poppy (I Can Read! / Princess Parables)Princess Faith’s Garden Surprise (I Can Read! / Princess Parables)Princess Hope and the Hidden Treasure PB (I Can Read/Princess Parables) by JOHNSON & YOUNG (2012) Paperback
I may have went a little overboard ;) — but I wanted every little girl there to feel special.
I also picked up journals and devotionals to use as door prizes for the women.
As you can see, there is quite a bit that goes into throwing a princess tea party for women and girls. Although throwing a party requires a great deal of planning, it’s a fun way to help women and girls recognize their identity in Christ. Hopefully you’re now ready to begin planning your own princess tea party!