A Tea Party for Eighty–with Arts and Crafts, too!
Not only did we have tea, scones, crustless sandwiches and other divine treats at the Publication Party for TEA PARTY, (See the last post for more details and a recipe for mock Devonshire Cream) but we had five different tables where kids and adults could engage in tea-related art activities!
As well as providing food, we wanted to have enough activities that people could design and color happily for two hours, and be able to take fun things away with them. We had a Design and Color Your Own Teapot area, a Blend Your Own Tea with Gracie space, a table where party goers could Design and Color a Tea Cup as well as a tea-themed Tabletop Mural that participants could collaborate on. Daniel hosted a Write a Tea Song table, where participants could write rhyming tea couplets that he would turn into a song.
Design and Color a Tea Cup:
I found 4 and 6 oz sturdy paper cups on line that have little fold out handles so that everyone could design their own teacup to drink their tea or lavender lemonade from. We found that Sharpies worked best for this so that the color didn’t run on damp or warm tea-filled cups.
Design Your Own Teapot:
I made pages with three different teapots that kids could cut out and color. They could color one side, and design the other. When you cut out and folded the teapot, it stood up:
ABOUT: Tea Party: A Color, Punch Out and Play Set
Tea Party: A Color, Punch Out and Play Set by Margaret Peot for Pomegranate Kids is a complete tea party activity in a box that would provide hours of coloring and pretending fun for a group. It is a boxed set of colorable teapots, cups with stands, saucers, tea treats and folding play “stage sets” to arrange your tea in. In each box are eight die-cut card stock pages of tea pots, tea cups and tea treats. There are four styles of teapots, cups and saucers to choose from: Woodland (with birds and leaves), Flower Garden (with a variety of posies), Grand Duchy (with crumbling castles and royal crests), and Mystical (with sun, moon and stars). There are paper spoons and napkins to match each style. There are also tea treats to color (fairy cakes, scones and Battenburg cakes), a serving plate, creamer and sugar bowl. Three pop-up scenes include Tea with Furry Friends, Tea at a terrace overlooking a Downton Abbey-like Manor House, and Afternoon Tea.
Next Post: Tea Blending at the Tea Party and the Tabletop Mural Collaboration…