Tea by the Sea

Tea by the Sea

This summer we had a “Tea by the Sea” for my daughters and few of their friends (and the moms).  It was such a fun way to end summer.  These ideas would work well for a mermaid type birthday party as well.

I kept the invites simple, printed on vellum and ripped the sides, attached to brown paper using some washi tape.

Tea by the Sea

My girls had alot of fun making each of their friends a mermaid clothespin doll.  We used them as a napkin ring and they each got to take theirs home.
Tea by the Sea

We kept decorations simple since we had made so much fun edible things.  just a few shells and such we had around the house.
Tea by the Sea

For the kids I made “Mermaid Lemonade”.  Mix lemonade and blue Hawaiian punch.  ( I also had hot herbal tea for the moms).
Tea by the Sea

I made pink seahorses using pink candy coating and a seahorse chocolate mold, then attached them to a pretzel rod dipped in blue candy coating, then sprinkled some sprinkles and pearl candy around them.
Tea by the Sea

And of course coral reef candy.  Make it yourself using the recipe here.
Tea by the Sea

Smores Starfish, recipe found here , and some cookie clams made with cookies, frosting, and candy pearls.
Tea by the Sea

I’m not the best at decorating sugar cookies, but the kids didn’t care!
Tea by the Sea

And of course the sandcastle cake went in the middle of the table

Tea by the Sea

And the teeny cupcakes disappeared very fast!
Tea by the Sea

Sea Glass candy, recipe here
Tea by the Sea

Seafoam (also called honeycomb candy) recipe here
Tea by the Sea

Lime mousse, recipe here. I served this for both the kids and adults.
Tea by the Sea

Fairy bread, of course.  A must for every tea party.   Cut bread with an octopus cookie cutter and spread with frosting or softened butter and coat with sprinkles. I mixed a few colors in with blue and added some candy eyes.
Tea by the Sea

Using some mini croissants we made crabs cutting the mouths from marshmallows and the candy eyes with “glued” onto marshmallows with frosting and put on toothpicks.  I put ham and cheese around them so the kids could make them how they wanted.
Tea by the Sea

For the moms I made some tea sandwiches.
Tea by the Sea

And I frosted some of the cupcakes with plain frosting and put a chocolate shell on top instead of the gummy candy for the kids ones.

Tea by the Sea

And lots of sweets to go around!

Tea by the Sea

It was a fun day! I wouldn’t be surprised if we do it again next summer!
Tea by the Sea

 

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