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A Tea Party Featuring Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew

One day we had the privilege of hosting a tea party for a girl who loved Nancy Drew. We took the colors of the book, incorporated tea pots and a scavenger hunt into the party and it was great fun!

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If you look closely at the photo you’ll see a small round object in the box. That was a tea pot that the partygoers had to make during the craft portion of the party. Leah and I made a video showing how to make this teapot except we added a twist. We decided to race to see who could finish first.

What did you think? I think they both look pretty nice, right? What crafts have  you used from Oriental Trading Company?

 

 

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Tea Parties + Crafts = FUN!

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When Leah and I host our book themed tea parties, all the kids like to make crafts. Let’s be clear on this one question I am asked all the time: BOYS LOVE CRAFTS TOO.

You see the collage above and the two masks? Made by BOYS. Meticulously decorated just like any girl would. In fact, this party goer was dressed as Iron Man. LOVE!

In the second of our How To videos, today we’re showing you how to make a tea pot picture frame. These frames can be used for many different types of parties:

  • Birthday parties
  • Baby showers
  • Bridal showers
  • Mother’s Day tea
  • etc.

When the craft is complete, plop your fave photo inside for an adorable keepsake. Here’s our video on how to get it done.

How cute is that little tea pot?

Thanks to Oriental Trading Co for supplying us with crafts to share with you. What’s your go to craft for parties?

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This #Blogust, Give your Little One a Chance to be a Princess or a Pirate

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Does your little girl dream of being a Princess? Does your little guy fancy himself a pirate? Do they love to play dress up with their friends for parties?

So do I. In fact, when I’m not reviewing books, I host literature tea parties! We’ve done Fancy Nancy, Olivia, and so many Frozen parties I’ve lost track!  In August aka Blogust, we’re hosting a Fairy Tale party and the proceeds are going to go to [email protected]

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Why are we doing this? Because some kids don’t get vaccinated and as a result, they get sick and some even die. They never get a chance to dream about being princesses or knights or pirates or IronMan; and that makes me sad.  Why not have a party where everyone can dress up, play make believe and help other kids in the process?

It’s win-win, right?

Here’s the link if you’d like to attend the party or donate a ticket for someone:

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This #Blogust, give a kid a chance to pretend to be a princess or a pirate. Give a kid a shot at life of being a kid.  For every comment or blog post shared at the [email protected] website, Walgreens will donate 1 vaccine.  1 comment = 1 vaccine.

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How to Make Tea Party Crafts with Oriental Trading Company

As you know, when I’m not reading books, I’m hosting tea parties with my friend, Leah. Every good tea party MUST have a craft, next to tea, it’s the best part of a party!

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We’ve hosted many parties and always turn to Oriental Trading Company to order the best crafts. Recently I realized that when I post photos of the parties, I always show the finished craft. I thought “Why don’t I make a video to show you just how easy it is to make a craft from Oriental Trading Company!”

With that in mind, I gathered some supplies, asked my friend Leah to help, and we made a series of how-to videos. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share more videos with you. Here’s the first:

How to Make a Princess Crown with Oriental Trading Craft Supplies

 

 

 

 

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Bookish Tea Party Fun: It’s Olivia!

Olivia is another fun party we’ve enjoyed hosting. I love Olivia because she’s a pig who doesn’t care what the normal conventions are, she wants to do things HER way! Here’s a party plan for a group of young people who also like to do things their way.

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Here’s the table setting; matches the color of Olivia’s outfit.

 

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And some cute Olivia cookies that complement the patterns from the book.

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And here’s another view of the table set for the Olivia party goers.  I love how cute the red and white polka dots are, they can be re used again and again, don’t you think?

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Bookish Tea Party Fun: Behind the Scenes

Parties are fun, right? But there can’t be any fun if there isn’t any behind the scenes work. For me, planning is most of the fun. It’s like putting together a puzzle and making all the pieces fit. We’ve hosted perhaps 6 or 7 Frozen parties in the past few months. Here’s a little sneak peak at the food and how the puzzles all fit together.

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