Last year we had a “Bee Mine” Valentines Tea and it was so much fun we had to do another one this year! My girls love the “Stranger in the Woods” books and videos, and that was the inspiration for this one. Everything was really pretty simple, and my girls had so much fun helping to make everything.
Here’s what we did:
“Forest Flower Nectar” This is just 7 up and cranberry juice. Very well received! I debated on what to make for the girls to drink, as some like the hot herbal tea but not all. This was an easy fix, they could have either and still drink out of the teacups.
I made each setting an acorn cap necklace by making felt balls and gluing them inside acorn caps. Beforehand I drilled a hole in the cap for a wire loop to put the string through. I wrapped one around each napkin.
For place settings I used these woodland animal valentines, found here.
Fairy bread, of course, for the girls. It’s just peanut butter or frosting on bread, dosed in sprinkles. I used the woodland animal cookie cutters as well.
For “twigs” I made chocolate dipped pretzel rods. With them are walnut cookies.
For the cookie mushrooms I just used the sugar cookie dough I used for the other cookies (You just make a ball of dough, dip a bottle top into cocoa powder, then into the ball of dough. I froze mine for about 45 minutes so they would keep their shape better, then baked.)
I decorated the cake with marshmallow fondant, using martha stewart molds for the ferns and leaves, a little cookie cutter for the daisies, and freehanded the toadstools.
The green moss is made by mixing graham cracker crumbs with green food coloring. We added some candy rocks we found at the amazing Candy babel store.
Even if you just break out some cookie cutters and make simple pb sandwiches with juice, have a tea party (with tea cups of course!) I promise you won’t forget it, and your little for sure won’t!