Make your Own Friendship Tea Party

Little Hands that Cook with Books worked so very hard to learn all the skills needed in class to host their very own Friendship Tea Party.  The goal was that all the things on the menu would be created by them as they worked together. 

Before our Tea Party we discussed what should be on the menu.  They decided to create these four items for their menu. 

Friendship Tea Party Menu Ideas


Once the menu was selected they discussed what ingredients we would need to buy for the tea party.  They also decided how to decorate for the tea party and how to create an invitation.  The girls then created their own invitations and a special menu board for the tea party.



Creating Literacy in Playtime
  • Shopping List
  • Menu Board
  • Invitations
It's Time for a Tea Party!

On the day of the tea party the girls were very excited to get everything prepared together! 

Chicken Salad Sandwiches
To make the chicken salad sandwiches we had a team of two mix the chicken, mayo, celery, onions, and a little pinch of salt, pepper and dill.  Next they all received four pieces of bread and spead the chicken salad onto it.  Then they cut it with special heart cookie cutter. 


Princess Fruit Wands
To make the fruit kebabs the girls had to prepare the fruit.  First they washed the fruit and then they cut the fruit all by themselves.  We selected strawberries, pineapple, canteloup and grapes for our fruit kebabs.  For more info {click here}


Fancy Cookies
To make the cookies we choose to make Wedding Cookies and used this recipe.  The girls mixed the ingredients and then rolled them in powdered sugar when they were done. You can just buy store bought to save on time or to make the entire tea party child only prep 

Special Friendship Tea
The girls set out their tea cups and Tea Pot and had a special flavored Mango Tea for their party. 


It's time to decorate! 
While the cookies were baking we got the table decorations ready for the party and put on our princess dresses.  Then it was time to party! 


It's Friendship Tea Party Time!

The best part about our party is that the girls all worked together and brainstormed their ideas together of what they thought would make the best Tea Party.  They were able to follow simple directions in the kitchen and feel a sense of ownership and responsibility from creating their very own Tea Party.  The only thing that had to be done by an adult was to use the oven for baking the cookies.  Friendship is all about communication, respect and having fun together. 

Join Readathon 2012

Here's an adorable book, Lott's Tea Party that goes perfectly with this activity and is a part of MeMeTales Readathon for Week 2 Friendship Week


Lott
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Lott's Tea Party






Printable Activity Cards from Jane at StickFiggy
Visit Carrots are Orange for more ideas to use with these cards to teach Life Skills. 
Fruit Lesson for our Princess Fruit Wands
For more Little Hands that Cook with Book Lessons {Click Here}

Thank you, MeMetales, for giving us the opportunity to participate in such a great cause! For more information about Readathon 2012, please click here. MeMetales is donating one meal through the Food for Good program for EVERY person who registers. I hope you will consider joining us!

There were many princesses at the Tea Party but we wanted to respect their privacy in sharing photos.  Thank you to the many Little Hands that Cook with Books Chefs that joined us in the kitchen, all 6 of YOU!   I'm so very proud of you and all that you were able to accomplish on your own at Age 5!  Hope you enjoy your own special friendship tea party with your child's friends! 


Disclosure - We will be given free books in compensation for Readathon blog posts, but all opinions about Memetales are solely ours.

9 comments:

  1. The party turned out so fancy! SO fun :)

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  2. This is so wonderful! I love how these little princesses are thoughtful towards others- a true princess quality! (beautiful treat display!)

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  3. I love that your little one was involved in creating this party! That makes it truly special. Please pop by my blog when you get a chance!

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  4. It looks like you all had such a blast with this party. Thanks for sharing through the Kids Co-Op!

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  5. This is such a lovely idea - and I love the girls' fancy writing for the invitations! Thank you for sharing with Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

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  6. Beautiful party. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Happy 4th all !! What a great mom you are to engage your children in such fun ...

    Kristen Lauter
    Holistic Healers Academy
    SoarFree Live Life Limitless
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca2QSz86blE

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  8. That looks like so much fun! I'm sure any kid would love to come to such a great tea party. Please stop by and add a link to this post on Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3. It is a new weekly linky featuring posts about arts, crafts and play activities. I hope to see you there so that readers can feel inspired to have their own tea parties for their children.

    : 0 ) Theresa
    http://www.multiples-mom.com

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  9. I really like this esp how you've included ways to make literacy playful and purposeful. I would really love to include this in my kids co op round up tomorrow (obv linking back here) - I hope that's OK

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