You plan to hold a party and notice that it takes hours or days to think of the ways organizing it properly? Let check out these tips and guidelines to help your children and guest enjoy their party.
For a very young group you may find that simply instructing them to say “please” and “thank you” and to ask for things to be passed rather than reaching for them is acceptable etiquette at your party.
As a parent it might be helpful if you stand beside the table and gently offer guidance as you go. You could even start your party by giving all your guests a short lesson in this party etiquette.
For older children you can use more proper etiquette, but in either case it will be necessary for you to instruct your child and their guests in the fine art of tea party etiquette that you are expecting them to follow.
While following good etiquette will make your party more enjoyable and at the same time provide everyone with at least a little education in proper manners, you don’t want your child or their guests to worry about making a mistake.
Make sure everyone understands that if they forget and make a mistake, it’s all right. Tell them to have fun and do their best to remember the etiquette guidelines.
Tea Party Etiquette
I’ve put together a list of helpful tips and guidelines that will help everyone better understand how to do things properly at a tea party without getting too stuffy and formal. We are after all putting together a party for young girls.
A Birthday Tea Party is a wonderful opportunity for your birthday child and her party guests to not only have a lot of fun, but to learn proper manners as well.
Keep in mind the ages of your birthday child and her guests. For very young children you can’t expect them to understand or use much in the way of formal tea etiquette, so you may want to try using only a few simple tea party etiquette guidelines.
Send Your Guests The Etiquette Guidelines
If you feel that your birthday child and her guests are old enough to understand, observe and use more of the following tea party etiquette guidelines, you might want to copy the list we’ve provided here and send these guidelines along with your invitations, informing your guests that you will be following this list of tea party etiquette guidelines. That way, each guest will have an opportunity to become familiar with tea party etiquette and will be more comfortable at your party.
A Gentle Reminder – The Etiquette Game
You can also take a few minutes at the beginning of your tea party to go over these simple guidelines with your guests so that everyone can have fun doing their best to follow the proper etiquette that is expected. You can even make this into a game and reward the guests who observe the best etiquette.
Preparing Your Tea Party
One word about preparing your tea party. Your tea should be served from teapots. Tea bags are just too messy.
Remember It’s Fun
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