Come to Tea: Fun Tea Party Themes, Recipes, Crafts, Games, Etiquette and More

Come to Tea: Fun Tea Party Themes, Recipes, Crafts, Games, Etiquette and More

by Stephanie Dunnewind, Capucine Mazille
     
 

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Drink from delicate cups, eat dainty finger foods, dress up in your finery, and be as polite as you can be: it’s time to come to tea. With the help of this oh-so charmingly illustrated guide, you can throw a delightful tea party for birthdays, holidays, or just to have fun with friends. You can even choose a theme to make it extra-special. Start by designing…  See more details below

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Drink from delicate cups, eat dainty finger foods, dress up in your finery, and be as polite as you can be: it’s time to come to tea. With the help of this oh-so charmingly illustrated guide, you can throw a delightful tea party for birthdays, holidays, or just to have fun with friends. You can even choose a theme to make it extra-special. Start by designing your own invitations and decorations. Then, follow the recipes for making a great cup of tea, simple cucumber and other creative sandwiches, shortbread bars, and more tasty treats. What kind of party are we going to have? A Mad Hatter Tea, Teddy Bear Picnic, Garden Party, Fairy Tea, or one just with your dolls or your mom? Plus: crafts, games, boxed hostess tips, and delicious “tea party” quotes from favorite books, all shown in pictures that capture the timeless pleasures of this favorite little-girl event. A quintessential gift from grandmother to granddaughter.

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Publishers Weekly
Come to Tea: Fun Tea Party Themes, Recipes, Crafts, Games, Etiquette and More by Stephanie Dunnewind, illus. by Capucine Mazille, suggests eight themed parties, including a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, featuring a "White Rabbit's Nibble Platter" and "The Queen's Stolen Tarts"; and Teddy Bears' Picnic Tea Party with "Beary Good Sandwiches" cut in bear shapes. Each includes ideas for invitations and decorations, recipes and games.
Children's Literature
Who needs another tea party book? Anyone interested in an attractively illustrated and carefully organized book of fun ideas and tea history. Girl Scout groups, librarians planning special programs, and the parent who wants to treat a daughter to a celebration that just might be her cup of tea will enjoy the eight clever themes described in detail here. From the "Classic Tea Party" to a tea party in pajamas, easy-to-follow ideas for invitations, menus, favors, and more will entertain young girls. Although the recipes tend toward the sweet side, the crafts are simple enough, and the games are worth adapting even without the Buttermilk Scones or Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. The tea etiquette and hostess tips at the front of the book easily carry over to any social situation a youngster might be faced with. Most parents would agree that putting your napkin in your lap and remembering to say "please" and "thank you" are worthwhile goals for young guests. And what modern hostess does not need to learn as soon as possible how to make and serve a great cup of tea, and to remember that all-important rule of party giving, "stay flexible." Sit back with your favorite blend of tea and a cucumber sandwich, and enjoy this book with just the tiniest grain of salt. 2003, Sterling Publishing Co, Ages 6 to 12.
—Augusta Scattergood
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-A delightful collection of party ideas, accompanied by colorful, whimsical artwork. Neatly and attractively arranged, the suggested themes include "Princess," "Mad Hatter," "Teddy Bears' Picnic," "Moms and Daughters," "Garden," "Literary," and "Pajama Breakfast" tea parties. All the steps and materials needed for a successful event are addressed: invitations, decorations (outdoor and indoor), place cards, refreshments, crafts, games, and party favors. Recipes are kid friendly, easy to prepare, and well suited to the themes. Along with Emilie Barnes's Let's Have a Tea Party (Harvest, 1997), Tanya Napier's The Totally Tea-rific Tea Party Book (Barron's, 2002), and Lindsey Tate's Teatime with Emma Buttersnap (Holt, 1998), Dunnewind's title is a cheerful, well-written and illustrated book for children and parents to share or for library programming.-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402708541
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Edition description:
1ST PBK
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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