With the Royal Wedding being less than a week away we shall be donning our fancy hats, reading poetry and having a wee bit of tea in celebration.
Host Your Own Poetry Tea Party
When it comes to hosting a special party there are a couple of things that you need to remember.
First off you must invite your guests to your party. The invite often sets the tone of your event. You can write the details for your tea on them or use them to catch someone’s attention.
Below I have created an invite for you to use. You can print it off to be extra fancy or just save the image to your computer to use in an email, text, or even on facebook. I did not add a date to the invite so make sure you specify that when you invite your friends.
Decorations can be such a touchy subject. Many people think that you need to go big or don’t party at all. I don’t agree with that.
If you love to decorate, go for it. Buy fresh flowers, make a table center, color coordinate everything if you want.
Me, I’m not that Mom and that’s okay. Our set up will be a simple table cloth, one I currently own or a cheap one from the Dollar Store. I will buy cute napkins from said Dollar Store and set some cups on them. Simple, cheap and totally kid friendly.
If you know anything about Princesses you know that they have the most fabulous hats. Encourage your guests to bring their favorite hat. You could also make hats as part of your event if you wish. To really bring your characters to life you could try out your favorite accents for some extra fun, if you dare.
While you are sipping your tea it is nice to have a little something to snack on. Cut up some veggies, make mini sandwiches, open a box of crackers or have some desserts to offer your guests. You can even involve your little’s in preparing the snacks.
To add to the discussion and create a different environment than other kid parties why not include poetry. We asked our guests to each bring a favorite poem but I also got my favorite poetry books out incase we need some more. I am expecting classic poetry, simple poems, some written by children and even some off the wall poems. Having a variety of poems will be tons of fun.
Multiple people bringing their favorites will introduce many different styles to the kids but it will also help us get to know our young friends. I’m hoping that we get some good laughs and enjoy the every single poem.
Help Your Child Host
Before your party guests arrive make sure to talk to your princess about the upcoming party. What you expect out of her and how princesses ought to act. Stay tuned on the blog for a printable of “Little Princess Rules.” Have her welcome each guest politely and help them get situated. Encourage her to be on her best behavior.
Remember that guests will be bringing their favorite poems but don’t forget to help your little’s choose some of their favorites to share aswell. It will make the reading poetry even more pleasant.
Have a wonderful party with your princesses and princes!