Teddy Bear Tea Party - Start the Tradition Now!
by Annette Yen
Description: How to have a fun, one-of-a-kind teddy bear tea party with your young daughters.
Children of all ages love stuffed teddy bears and for good
reason! They're cuddly, warm, and cute and they don't make a
mess on your living room floor before guests arrive! The joy a
stuffed animal can bring to a child is a wonderful and amazing
thing and I believe every child should have at least one
favorite bear in her lifetime.
Now, combine this great love of all things fluffy with a little
girl's tea party and you have the makings of the grandest event
of the year for your daughter. The Teddy Bear Tea Party!
There are several ways you can create this memory-filled event
for your little one. Obviously the two main elements must be
accounted for... the tea and the teddy bears. So let's look at
both in just a little more detail.
1. The tea. Assuming you're planning your party for the younger
of the young ladies, you'll want to keep the tea simple and
SWEET! Not too much scrimping on the sugar here, mom...this is
the event of the year remember? Choose a tea with some added
flavor. Blackberry, apple or vanilla are a few of our
favorites. You can go with the varieties from the tea aisle in
the grocery store or find some fine lovely teas at various
upscale tea shops or even online. Don't make the tea too strong
and remember to have plenty of sugar (get the cubes...little
girls LOVE the cubes) and cream for those who have not yet
acquired the taste for afternoon tea yet. More sugar is
required in the form of cookies, little chocolates and other
tea fancies to complete the tea table. Remember mom; all the
little ones will probably have a good toothbrush at home
2. The Teddy Bears. As you know, not all children choose a bear
as their favorite stuffed animal so you might want to offer some
flexibility here! The most economical way to include the animals
is to ask each child to bring their own favorite teddy or other
animal along for the event. Providing a simple craft for the
girls to make a teddy tea shawl (an inexpensive cloth napkin
and some fabric makers or rubber stamps will do nicely) will
help to make the stuffed animals more at ease at the tea table.
Or, if you want to get even more elaborate, have a make your own
stuffed animal event as part of your party, where each guests
can build a bear or other stuffed animal to take home.
Keep the entire party short and simple for maximum memory
making and remember your camera and film. You'll want to take
plenty of pictures of the little ones, pinkies high sipping
their tea while enjoying their tea dainties. Finally, remember
to take a photo of each guest with the guest of honor and their
bears. Include the picture with your thank you notes so each
will have a grand remembrance of the day as well.
Teddy Bear tea parties don't need to be just for birthday
parties either. Make this an annual event for your girls.
Celebrate the start of the school year or celebrate the first
day of spring. I bet you'll find that the tradition you start
when your girls are young will continue on into their teen
years and beyond... and each year you can guarantee the teddy
bears will come along too. One is never too old to love a
stuffed teddy bear! At the end of each year's celebration,
create a special page for a scrapbook so your girls will have
something wonderful to pass on to their daughters along with
the annual tradition!
Annette Yen and her two beautiful daughters
love tea and adore stuffed animals. You can learn more about
their stuffed animal parties and sign up for their free
birthday club by visiting their website at
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