Tea Party in Narnia
A wonderful theme makes planning a party so enjoyable. This party revolvedaround winter in Narnia, celebrating the birthday girl’s big day with a teaparty with Mr. Tumnus from The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. So much fun!
In the book, Lucy first meets Mr. Tumnus when Narnia is still enshroudedin snow, ice, and winter all around. Since the birthday girl wanted todress up as the White Witch, we stuck with the winter theme andincorporated snowflakes, icy, crystal branches, and bits of winterthroughout the tea party.
Lucy has tea and cakes and toast with Mr. Tumnus, and so the party wasfilled with tiny treats, perfect for a tea party. A lovely tea pot was seta top the White Witch’s sled, and the rest of the table was covered inminiature tea sets. Of course, a Narnia party wouldn’t be complete without Turkish Delight, served in custom made paper sleds.
*Here is a more detailed description of the DIY projects:*
One of my favorite parts of planning parties is the DIY projects involved. I’d much rather create something than buy it. As a busy mom, it’s important for me to let my children help in the process. My nine year old was in heaven as we worked on projects together to create the winter theme for the tea party.
Mixing together some coarse salt with both large and fine silverglitter, we created the perfect amount of sparkle and iciness to apply tobranches, vases, the popsicle snowflakes (another fun DIY project), and therunners of the paper sleds. We also made the well known borax and pipecleaner snowflakes to hang from the icy branches. So simple, just create asnowflake shape out of the pipe cleaners, and let them sit overnight in amixture of boiling water and borax! Easy as pie! We cut snowflakes out of coffee filters and spread them around the table. All simple projects thatmade a big impact, but easy enough that the kids could participate.
The most fun project for me was creating the White Witch’s costume. I designed the dress to resemble the queen’s dress in the movie, with the stiff bodice. But the crown was the best part. By cutting water bottles into strips, and slowly melting and turning the strips over a candle, I was able to create the icicle looking crown pieces. I them simply hot glued them together into the shape I wanted. It turned out perfectly for theQueen of Narnia! The top of the cake has a similar effect, though those icicles were made from melted Isomalt, rather than bottles!
There is no way I could create a party without using a die cutting machine. For this party, besides the Aslan banner, the vinyl lamp post andthe Narnia sign, I designed the mini lampposts andumbrellas as favors for holding jelly beans, and cut them using my die cutting machine. But it would work just as well to cut them by hand. I also used my cutter to cut the paper sleds that held the turkish delight.
Although the focus of this party was focused on Narnia, so many details could be replicated for a Frozen party, or other parties. Or, on the other hand, the sweet tea party aspects could also give you inspiration for your next tea party.
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