Tea Party for 7 year old
My daughter is turning 7 next month and I would really like to throw her a tea party kind of birthday. I want the whole thing, the chairs, table, and cups/saucers, kind of an English vibe. You get the picture. She likes that kind of things. Where can I go to have it done? We live in La Mirada, close to Knott’s Berry Farm. I would like cookies, pastries, maybe sandwiches. It will probably be for 4-5 girls around that age.
You know, I recently went to something at one of those "places" and having done so, I strongly recommend you just do it yourself, especially with such a small number of girls. It will cost you less, the food will be better and you can have much more fun.
The one we attended had really dreadful food, no scones, mismatched place settings [and not in a cute way--some of the girls had mugs with smiley faces instead of cups and saucers] and given the cost: YIKES!
With that few kids, you could hit some second hand places for the cups and saucers and let the kids take them home as a souvenir. And you could make lots of yummy scones and clotted cream, maybe some fruit compote.....
something to consider.....
I was on a mad search for Tea Houses last night as well but more for me and not for a child. :)
I came across this website http://www.teashops.net/menu.html
that seem to have a cute selection of choices for children although I agree with the above poster that it may be more fun to create your own. Tea & Tea Cups Tea Room is located in Yorba Linda.
Disneyland used to do a fantastic Tea Party complete with Mary Poppins. Great for little girls. I think they may have stopped this production recently, you may want to call to see if they still have it.
The "Practically Perfect Tea" offers three seatings each Saturday: 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m., and two gatherings on Sundays: 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tea is served in the Tea Room at the Disneyland Pacific Hotel, 1717 West Street, Anaheim, CA 92802. Reservations are encouraged, and validated parking is available.
MARY POPPINS' PRACTICALLY PERFECT TEA INFORMATION:
Reservations should be considered essential
Call (714) 781-3463
And for something more ostentatious: there's always American Girl Place at The Grove in West LA--a long drive for you, and it can be expensive ($18pp for the regular tea, $30pp for the "birthday package", and $60pp (!) for the "deluxe" birthday package), but it's brand new and all the little girls we know are agog about it. (Not sure you can escape the store without buying a doll; luckily, we have a son so we're safe!)
I have the perfect place: OLIVIA'S DOLL HOUSE in West Hollywood. It is like an enchanted cottage, and the girls play dress up with all clothes provided. The ladies do their hair and nails, and then tea/lunch is served. Party favors are in a beautiful treasure chest that they provide, and bday girl gets a gorgeous doll. My daughter had her 6th bday there. It was fantastic.
I have only been to the thousand oaks one, and yes the dress up appears fun, but the food looks terrible! there's no cake provided (I remember only cotton candy and some other candy, but I can be wrong), some little cut-up hot dogs -- really kid food, not really "tea food". the kids do have their own little tea pot w/ juice, so that is cute. The party favors are cheap junk. that given, my 5 year old had fun and wants to have her next b-day party there.....
and there is a website, do a goodle search for olivia's dollhouse and you'll find it.
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