Last week we had the sweetest Nutcracker Tea Party. It’s a party I have thought about hosting for the girls and their friends for a few years now. Then last winter I helped host a baby shower for my cousin at the most adorable tea room nearby and decided that this Christmas I would host a Nutcracker Tea Party there. The guests all came in Christmas dresses, they drank tea, did crafts and visited the “Land of Sweets” candy bar. The tea room served cute little tea sandwiches and tiny desserts. It was such a fun party and both of my girls are already talking about having tea parties every Christmas season. Here are some party details:
I found an awesome shop on Etsy for invites: Hatch Party. I was kind of last minute and knew I didn’t have time to order printed invites. I actually found a shop where you edit yourself and then print, so you don’t even have to wait for the shop owner to edit them for you. I had them right away and the best party about it was that there were also other Nutcracker themed templates in the package that I could edit and use. I made the little tags below to add to the cookie favors and the sign (shown below) for the Land of the Sweets.
Land of Sweets Candy Bar:
What Nutcracker Tea Party would be complete without a visit to the Land of the Sweets. I used one table in the tea room to create a candy bar. I found pink candy on Amazon and then added snowflake cookies.
As a little “gift” for the girls to pick up in the candy bar, we used Cake Pop Cuties. This was fun because they are a “surprise toy” so all the girls were eager to get back to their seat at the tea table to see which prize they got.
When I was ordering my Christmas cards from Minted, I spotted the cutest Nutcracker wrapping paper. I decided to use that on the tables and then picked some coordinating party decor from Minted. There were also Nutcracker labels that matched the wrapping paper, so I personalized those to put on gift bags for the girls to take home all their goodies.
Nutcracker Cookies Favors:
A dear friend is very talented and bakes the most wonderful cookies. She made these to match the decor I had picked from Minted.
Alex’s sweet Nutcracker dress for the party came from Oaks Apparel. She loves Clara from the Nutcracker so this was a special dress for her.
After the girls finished the tea party portion of the party, they stayed at the table and made ornament crafts to take home to their families. We made these easy pom pom ornaments and these Toy Soldier Nutcracker Ornaments. My friend Ali who wrote the Nutcracker ornament post (click here) was at the party with her daughter and was able to help me show the girls how to make them!
This was one of my favorite parties I have ever hosted. It was a special part of the Christmas season for me because it made me very thankful that my daughters are growing up surrounded by such a nice, sweet group of girls. I’m so glad they could all celebrate together at this Nutcracker Tea Party.
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