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This is one of my all time favorite parties I did for my daughter Bella's 8th birthday.
The theme was a Japanese Tea Party!
I personally drew and water colored the invitation which she loved!! Then for the decor:
I started off by making the table super low like you would perhaps find at an authentic Japanese Tea House.
and I had all the girls sit on pillows. I made really simple slipcovers out of sheets, stuffed them with a 20x20 pillow forms and wrapped an fushia pink organza chair tie around them. I used rectangular bamboo trays and placed a small square china plate, small china condiment bowls,(got them at Pier One) chopsticks and I folded a paper napkin into a lotus flower design. For the place holders I used a fortune cookie and wrote the girls name and had it sticking out of the cookie like a fortune.
I hung various color and sized Japanese lanterns at varying heights above the table.
For the favors I made Sushi Candy (made out of Rice Krispy squares, Airhead candy, Swedish fish and a couple other items) and placed them in a plastic to-go container I wrote each girls name in Japanese on little cards and tied them to the boxes. Super fun project to do with the kids!!
Another super fun project was the Kimonos we made out of colored sheets and some sponge stamps!!
For activities at the party I had the girls do some super fun origami and we also decorated blank fans with a cherry blossom design!
All in all it was a super fabulous time had by all!!
What People Ate
We served fabulous sushi, wontons, pot stickers and rice.
What People Drank
The girls had some lovely tea...of course.
The best moment was seeing my daughters face after we finished decorating the room!
We served mini cupcakes with Swedish fish on top, and some fun sushi candy!
The party favors were clear take out containers filled with adorable sushi candy made from rice krispy squares, airhead candy and Swedish fish. We tied each box with ribbon and attached a tag with the girls names written in Japanese. The girls also got to keep the Kimonos they wore which we made from colored twin size sheets and stamped on a cherry blossom design from a sponge!
Activities / Games
For activities the girls made some fun oragami and they decorated plain fans with a cherry blossom design!