June 23, 2022Review Recipe
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A tea party for boys? Well, Lauren, of Capes and Crowns, told us about styling a Little Boy’s Tea Party, and after seeing what she had done; then we were sold! This idea is a departure from the more typical boy-theme parties, but with the right decoration supplies (think argyle), it is absolutely smashing. Jaunty caps and dapper bow ties seem to transform rough-and-tumble little fellows into well-behaved gentlemen who are quite content to consume cupcakes while enjoying a civilized round of croquet.
No dainty China is needed for this Tea Party. The glassware chosen for the teapot and cups is substantive, not frilly, but it’s way stronger than a paper cup. We like the mood and use of antique buffet sets. It somehow says, “Refined; mind your manners”, yet the cheerful colors are anything but stuffy. The argyle “sweater” cake is topped with a teacup filled with miniature croquet mallets–so charming!
A cookie collection in the shape of mallets, balls, a croquet field, and bow ties, is sure to invite nibbling. The pedestals draw attention to the delightful cupcake creations, some of which are artfully decorated with personal likenesses. Mallet Cake Pops, Argyle Mustache Cake Pops, Little Mister Macarons, and Cake Ups are all sure to satisfy the young guests.
The gentleman’s table coordinates very well with the dessert buffet. Individual place settings are in the preferred argyle pattern and state, “Gentlemen Only”. Water bottles are also wrapped in argyle. This tea party is sure to coax out your kid’s best behavior, but it’s not so fancy as to make a little guy uncomfortable. Who knows? Maybe this will encourage your little one to want to wear something besides a superhero cape?!