August 03, 2009,
S.C. asks from Grapevine, TX on July 26, 2009
Needing Ideas for Big Sister Tea Party
My family and I are planning a "Big Sister Tea Party" for my three year old daughter. We are expecting our second daughter in October and thought it would be a fun way to celebrate both girls. Has anyone hosted one? Any ideas about crafts or activities we could do during the party? I am planning on having it at Let's Pretend Tea Parties in Grapevine. The party will be about 20 family/close friends and 3 of those will be my daughter's little friends who are her age. It would be fun if we could make something for the new baby. (I like the idea of decorating onesies, but we already have a ton of those. However something like that would be neat.) Any ideas would be appreciated.
D.F. answers from Dallas on August 03, 2009
T. answers from Dallas on July 27, 2009
i had one of these for my daughter last year :)
i thought it was a lot of fun and everyone had a great time. we just had it at the house and i actually over-planned for it. we had too many activities. i wanted it to be girly, since all of her other parties are co-ed, so we made necklaces, had girly party favors and we were suppossed to decorate little plastic picture frames with those foam stickers (less messy than glue, still very cute) to put a picture of the big sisters and their younger siblings, but we ran out of time. so i sent the materials home with everyone. the girls were very content with just playing with bailey's toys. and eating a picnic lunch outside took up time as well.
you could decorate little photo albums. then your daughter would have her own album to put pictures of her and the new baby inside and show everyone. my daughter had a couple of these and she loved taking them to school and showing her friends and teachers her new baby brother.
or you could decorate some kind of big sister badge for her to wear to the hospital.
congrats and good luck!
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H.K. answers from Dallas on July 28, 2009
First, congrats on your new little girl coming in October! I have a great idea for your party...a paint party! I own a paint party studio in downtown McKinney and we can offer a fun, unique experience that is awesome for all ages. We could bring all the supplies directly to you...canvas, paints, brushes, aprons, etc. The little girls could paint something fun for them like a princess and the adults could paint several things for the baby's room (and for your daughter's room so she wouldn't feel left out). The artist would guide everyone through a pr-sketched canvas to create a masterpiece! Please check out our website at www.sippitydoodlepaintparties.com. Feel free to ask any questions...and we love ideas so don't hesitate to send them our direction! Thank you for your consideration...H., Sippitydoodle owner
D.F. answers from Dallas on August 03, 2009
That is a great idea. I actually did a Mini Session exactly like that not too long ago where the little girls got to dress up in tutu's and play tea party and I photographed them for their parents to have that moment forever.
Super Great idea!
H.N. answers from Dallas on July 26, 2009
Where are the bows? ;)
Hey, and idea...have them make her a special BIG SISTER shirt or a mum, sign or something for the hospital room that announces the baby? Maybe decorate a frame that she can put a picture of her and her sister in? I'll think too.
Talk to you soon.
M.H. answers from Dallas on July 27, 2009
I fabric-painted padded cloth diapers when I was expecting. We used them as burp rags, etc. I did the stamps (dip in paint and press), so very easy and cute. I gave a few away as presents.
K.S. answers from Dallas on July 29, 2009
Congrats on you expected new bundle. I have three little girls and a little boy 8, 6, 4 and 15 months respectively. They all loved preparing for each other.
Have you considered having her make a special picture or sign for her sister and frame it for them. My daughters love being able to see something they did for each other when they were younger.
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L.P. answers from Dallas on July 27, 2009
You could do a frame where everyone signs it like a graduation or wedding frame. Also you could get a baby blanket (you'd have to be careful about the material) and have guests sign it with fabric markers.
A.M. answers from Dallas on July 27, 2009
You could do something like they do at baby showers and weddings (for the mom/bride) and have friends and family give her their best big sister/sibling advice (like the mom would get best parenting advice/bride - relationship). That way she would have it as a keepsake later too. Have book for them to write in (guest book sorda) or pretty paper pieces that can be put in a scrapbook later.