30 Blogs with Fabulous Ideas for Throwing a Tween Garden Party

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As the temperatures begin to warm up and the days start to get longer, the kids start itching to be outside again. How about throwing a garden party to kick off spring? Tweens are at an age where they are too big to have a kiddie party, but aren’t old enough to be comfortable just standing around and talking. Get your tween to help you plan the perfect party for her and her friends to help welcome spring. The first step is figuring out what you want to do and picking out invitations. After invitations have been chosen you can work on how you’re going to set up the party and decorate for it.  Of course, there must be delicious food at this party! But you might want to keep it simple by serving finger foods.  The only thing left is to decide what the kids are going to do at the party.  Does this seem like a lot to plan?  Don’t fret; these 30 blog entries will make your job a lot easier.

The Plan

Making a plan for this party can be done in the dead of winter while you are still staring at a foot of snow outside your window.  Cuddle up with your tween next to the fireplace and plan out the perfect garden party for her and her friends.  She can help you with all of the details, from what colors to use to what food to serve.  Take a look at these five blog posts to get started.

Invitations

Find just the right invitation for your garden party to set the tone.  Do you want to hand make the invitations?  This might be a good activity that you and your tween can do together weeks before the party.  Making your own invitations doesn’t have to be difficult; these five blog articles will show you how.

Set Up

Get out some paper and create a sketch of how you want everything set up in the garden.  Make sure you have a back-up plan for the house in case it rains.  Make some rough measurements of the yard and draw in the items that can’t move, like trees and flower beds.  Then you’ll need to determine how many people you want to invite and how you are going to accommodate that many people.  These ideas can be fleshed out during the set up process.  Check out these five blog posts to get some help.

Decorations

Decide on your decorations by tying in the theme of a spring garden party with your color scheme.  There are many suppliers where you can buy decorations, or you can make them yourself.  Take a look at these five blog entries to get some spring decorating ideas.

Menu

If you like to cook, the menu is wide open, but don’t feel like you have to make everything yourself.  Take some help from the market when you can.  Your tween can let you know what kind of food her and her friends like.  Start with those ideas, then try to tie in the color scheme by choosing to focus on some foods in those colors.  If your color scheme contains pink, you might want to serve mini cones of pink cotton candy or have a jar of pink jelly beans on the dessert table.  Candy makers are creating candies in a rainbow of colors now, so this job isn’t as hard as you might think.  For more food ideas, read through these five blog posts.

Activities

Discuss this area with your tween to find out what her friends like to do.  Should you have a craft table set up?  What kind of craft would they enjoy?  Maybe they would enjoy making their own hat or butterfly?  Since you are inviting a little bit older child, they have the ability to do and play more complicated activities.

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One Response to 30 Blogs with Fabulous Ideas for Throwing a Tween Garden Party

  1. Jen says:

    A great post, and thank you for including me!