Welcome to Day 8 of the Blogmania 2011 Dream Team Holiday Open House!
Today I am going to share with you an activity that I will be doing with my daughter's in the early part of December.
I wanted to have a get-together with some girlfriends and their children and since we all have girls, I thought a Christmas Tea Party Theme would be perfect. Here are some of the ideas I have found to incorporate into my tea party. Once I have the actual party, I will post pictures. These ideas are appropriate for 2 years and older, and can be easily adapted to suit your children's ages.
Including lots of Christmas Carols is a must. Instrumental Christmas music can also be a nice touch, so you can interact without the distraction of the vocals in music. For me, a must will be the music from The Nutcracker by Tchiakovsky.
2. Finger Food
Include scones, finger sandwiches and small desserts. I am going to also serve an assortment of Christmas cookies such as Gingersnaps
I am planning to use fruit teas (caffiene free) and hot chocolate during our Christmas Party. I also have some really nice Christmas Teas for adults (caffinatted). I will also have Egg Nog, Apple Cider and other alternative juice for those who don't want tea
I am planning a couple of craft activities to complete with the kids. One thing I would like to do is Gingerbread Houses. I have decided to do a smaller scale than the kits you buy in the store, so the kids could each have their own house to take home. I will use graham crackers for the house, and small candy like ju-jubes, smarties, peppermints. Basically whatever candies you put on standard sized Gingerbread Houses, you can use on the mini versions.
I am also going to do a story time, reading a number of Christmas Stories to the children. And possibly a Christmas Sing-along. I also have a DVD with The Nutcracker being performed by The National Ballet, which I may use. There are so many different version available, that you could find it almost everywhere (especially, check your local library)
I am going to use a real china tea set, fancy tablecloth, cloth napkins, and all the other wonderful tea party decorations to make it a real-life experience for the girls. I will also have all my Christmas decorations up too, so will light the tree, and have a pretty centerpiece for the table as well.
I cannot wait to share photos of this wonderful party, and I hope to re-create a Christmas Tea Party each year for as long as the girls (and their friends) want to have them!
QUESTION: WHAT OTHER IDEAS DO YOU HAVE THAT COULD INCORPORATED INTO MY CHRISTMAS TEA PARTY EVENT?
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