Planning a Children’s Valentine’s Tea Party

Valentine’s Day approaches! And while we often focus on the romantic side of this holiday, it’s also the perfect opportunity to do something extra special with the lovely little ones in your life. This year, why not throw a Children’s Valentine’s Day tea party in their honor?

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Enlist their help in the decor by having them draw different colored hearts and cutting them out. Spread them our over the tea table so you can admire their handiwork together! Your little girls may even enjoy making their own fancy hat for the occasion!

Choose a couple of fun sandwiches, like peanut butter and jelly or turkey and cheese. Instead of cutting them into traditional triangles, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out heart-shaped finger sandwiches!

A platter of fruit is always a welcome treat. Try small bunches of grapes, strawberries and kiwi slices to keep the kiddos coming back for more.

Don’t forget dessert! Heart shaped cookies or cupcakes with pink or white frosting are sure to delight.

And for the tea itself, choose your own favorite tea.After warming your tea pot with a bit of boiling water, put your tea bags in the pot and fill it with just boiling water from the kettle. Use 1 tea bag for every two cups the tea pot holds. (2 bags for a 4-cup tea pot; 3 bags for a 6-cup tea pot). Steep for 2 minutes.

Ensure there is a generous jug of milk on the table as well as a bowl of sugar cubes. For added fun, provide a pair of sugar tongs and see who can master the art of selecting sugar cubes the fastest. Let each guest dress their tea up the way they like. When Kat was a little girl, she loved a half-tea, half-milk concoction with two sugar cubes!

The smiles on their faces, the giggles ’round the table, that is what will make your own heart swell with joy this Valentine’s Day.

For more DIY Valentine ideas, visit my Pinterest Board: DIY Holiday Fun

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