Afternoon tea birthday party
Celebrate the finer things in life with a fancy dress tea party for your daughter.

There's no better way to engage your little one's imagination than with a fancy-dress party for high tea!

Cake, costumes, food

  • Gather some old clothes and accessories or hire some outfits from a costume shop.
  • Place these in a chest and provide a mirror for the little one's to show off in.
  • Let every little guest pick an outfit from the chest when they arrive and take a photo as a keepsake to send them later.
  • Use dainty teacups and delicate teatime foods like petit fours and macaroons for the table.
  • Your fabulous handbag birthday cake will be the tour de force!

Click here to find out how to make a pretty handbag cake.

Fancy fun

  • Set the tone for this elegant party by sending out pretty themed invitations.
  • You can download ours here.
  • Remember that the guest list is not confined solely to little girls- boys will have loads of fun donning dad's tie or dinner jacket for the occasion.
  • Once everyone is appropraitely attired and the cake has been cut, let the guests adorn themselves further by decorating their own pair of take-home sunglasses.
  • Plastic children's sunglasses are available at party shops.
  • Supply each child with a pair of sunglasses, a tube of non-toxic craft glue and a variety of jewels and glitter and let them decorate their shades as they see fit.
  • Each guest can take their own pair of customised sunglasses home.

Read Parent24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Birthday party invites


Want to know what your baby looks like and what you can expect at this stage?




Play creatively

Don’t let your little one’s frustration with wanting to ‘get things just right’ stop them from playing creatively.

See more >


Everything from parties to pre-schools in your area.