Tea Party Birthday Ideas and Cloud Cookie Recipe

When my daughter was two and we were going through potty training I told her she was a big girl for going potty.  She looked at me and said “I not big till I 5”. Then as she was learning to ride her little tykes tricycle at three years old she said “I can ride a big girl bike when I turn 5. ” I’m not really sure what was so magical about turning 5 but for some reason that was the age she imagined herself as a “Big Girl”  All to my surprise her fifth birthday came this past Sunday. So now posed the question of how to celebrate this special birthday in a “Big Girl” way, with a small mommy budget?
Both of my children are Alice in Wonderland fans.  Alice wanted so much to be considered a grown up and be invited to tea. Humm… Having tea must be a big girl activity… That’s it! We will have a big girl tea party. My goal is to make my birthday girl and her friends feel like big girls as they are invited to an all girls tea party.
With Christmas being only a month ago we were on a tight budget.  I wanted to make the tea party as nice as possible with as little as possible.  I started looking around at local Goodwill stores and consignment shops.  I struck gold with just about every store I went into. Some of the things I found were multiple tea pots for decorating and serving tea,  tea cups and saucers for each girl and lace to place over the table cloths. Teapot hunting became a temporary hobby. I had pictured little girls in white gloves and garden hats sitting at a long table sipping tea. I looked long and hard for garden hats with no luck. I finally came across plain straw hats at the local craft store.  With a few flowers,  some ribbon and a hot glue gun, hats fit for tea were created. As far as the white gloves, a cute party supply website for kids  www.lorisparties.com had them as well as anything else you can think of to outfit a tea party. She offered gift bag purses filled with tiaras, candy lipstick, white gloves,  candy necklace, pearl necklace and teapots stickers. I also found Teapot shaped candy molds and two craft activities for the girls to do. Other decorations such as the cup cake stands and teacup cup cake wrappers came from www.etsy.com/shop/ScrapmadeCreations.
The girls were able to choose between two decaffeinated teas. (We used blueberry and apple cinnamon Celestial teas) After placing the tea bags in the tea cups I came around with warm water in a tea pot. They were also offered honey or sugar (I used sugar cubes) to sweeten their tea. The girls had a few sips of tea but then were quickly ready for some old fashioned pink lemonade. The food consisted of ham and cheese sandwiches cut into hearts, flowers and butterflies. We also served little smokies,  pink and white cloud cookies {recipe below},  Teapot shaped candies,  chocolate covered strawberries and of course cupcakes.
The party was a hit and my little “big” girl felt like a tea party princess.  So sit down with a hot cup of tea and enjoy planning your tea party memories.
Pink and white cloud cookies
  • 1 box of white cake mix (strawberry cake mix is used for the pink cookies
  • 1 egg
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
Preheat oven to 350. In a large microwave safe bowl soften butter and cream cheese. Add egg and mix with hand mixer. Slowly add dry cake mix and stir with a large spoon until all ingredients are mixed together.  Roll a pinch of dough into a small ball and slightly flatten onto a nonstick cookie sheet.  Bake for 12 min.
Do the same with strawberry cake mix if you are looking for pink cookies.

sherryheadshot150 My name is Sherry Guice. I’m a cardiac nurse at our local Hospital, a middle/high school cross country coach for a Christian Academy and a pastors wife. Although I enjoy all of those roles the role I love most is being mommy to two beautiful children. My daughter is 5 and my baby boy is 2 1/2. They have taught me more about life and love than anyone or anything else could. I have learned to watch and listen. I have learned patience and forgiveness. But above all else I have learned that life is truly a gift and a blessing.

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Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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  1. That is super cute. I want to throw a tea party for my niece!

  2. How much fun!! We’ve done a few tea parties and a teddy bear picnic. This is adorable though! Thanks for the tips!!!

  3. That is too cute!

  4. It’s in reality a nice and helpful piece of information. I am satisfied that you just shared this useful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Where did you find the pink “A”?


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