Manners & Courtesy Tea Party/Hot Chocolate Bar

Manners & Courtesy Tea Party/Hot Chocolate Bar

For one of our recent girls activity days, we had a hot chocolate tea party for the purpose of helping our girls to learn about manners and courtesy in a fun way. Some of the ideas we used could be used for any party, so I thought it would be a good one to share with you here!

Activity Days Manners and Courtesy Tea Party with Hot Chocolate Bar

We invited the girls to come dressed in princess costumes or fancy church dresses. We had a bunch of cute little sandwiches and treats and a fun hot chocolate bar, preceded by a hands-on table setting lesson. It was so much fun!

Manners and Courtesy Hot Chocolate Tea Party for LDS Activity Days

We handed out a special invitation to the girls at church on a Sunday preceding the activity and had our best turnout for our activities so far because a lot of the girls brought friends. We had a discussion about manners- how to be kind and courteous- and all of our little princesses were eager to participate!

Courtesy Activities

Table Setting Activity

My favourite part of this was the hands-on part. A few girls volunteered to show us how to properly set a table and you should have seen some of the creative arrangements they came up with! It was a fun way to have some table setting lessons.

Table Setting Activity Days

Next it was time for our hot chocolate "tea party".

Manners Tea Party Handout

The round tables were set with white table cloths and bright pink table runners. Each girl received a napkin, folded into a rose, and a magnetic handout with reminders on it about the manners we discussed. You can find the printable on this website.

Manners Tea Party Free Printable Handout

Instead of tea for this tea party, we had hot chocolate tea (that wasn't tea at all). We had toppings set out for them in a hot chocolate bar, to prepare their hot chocolate however they wanted:

  • crushed candy canes
  • caramels (these didn't melt very nicely, so I'd try something else next time)
  • mini marshmallows
  • sprinkles for the whipped cream
  • squirt-able whipped cream

Hot Chocolate Bar Topping Ideas

The tables were set with tea cups and saucers that I found at a second hand store. For our little tea party snacks, we had baby carrots, strawberries, small sandwiches, pinwheel sandwiches, and little cups with fish crackers in them. We had little cookies, 2-bite brownies, and large marshmallows dipped in frosting & sprinkles. Everything was so pretty and delicious! 

From the noise level in the room, you could be sure that they were having a wonderful time, and hopefully they'll remember something about the table manners we discussed! :)

Activity Days

If you happen to be here because of Primary Activity Days or you'd like other fun ideas for tween girl parties or activities, check out the "We're All Connected" Would You Rather Web game we played with our group, to get to know each other!

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  1. I love love love this idea! When my 3 grand daughters are a little older, I think I will do this for them! @mamalangs5 on Instagram :)

    1. Thank you Alayne! That would be a fun thing to do with your grandma! :)

  2. Oh wow such a great idea for a party, and it helps them learn the basics, I love it!!

  3. That looks like a lot of fun - and they get to learn something too! Wonderful!

    1. Yes, I don't know how much they'll remember but it was a fun way to learn it :)

  4. Such a fun idea! I remember doing similar when I was a kid with girl guides.

  5. What a great idea to make "manners" into a fun game! I can't see my boys playing this game, but who knows!! Looks like such a fun party.

  6. This is such a fun thing to do with young girls. Great idea! I bet they loved it and learnt lots.

  7. What a cute and fun idea--my daughter would love something like this!

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