How To Host A Fairy Tale Tea Party

How To Host A Fairy Tale Tea Party

Welcome to a world of whimsy and wonder! Our Fairy Tale tea party page is filled with magical flavors and delightful treats that will transport your guests to a realm of enchantment.

A Fairy Tale Tea Party is the perfect theme for a whimsical and enchanting event. We love this idea for bridal showers, baby showers and special birthday parties. We have created an easy guide to creating the perfect tailored Fairy Tale Tea Party. Step into our magical world and be inspired to create your own wonderful Fairy Tale Tea Party.


Every good Fairy Tale begins with Once Upon a Time, and every good Fairy Tale Tea Party begins with magical invitations. Let your guests be immediately transported to a wonderful fantasy world with invitations that feature castles, fairies, or any other magical elements that are special to you.

We love these three particularly unique Fairy Tale invites:

The Princess-Themed Invitation:

The Royal Scroll Invitation:

Personalize a Royal Scroll and invite your guests with style. We love this idea of our guests unwinding this Royal scroll and receiving a personalized invite.

Mermaid Invitations

Welcome your guests to an underwater world tea party with these very special Mermaid invitations


When choosing a venue for your Fairy Tale Tea Party, consider locations that can easily be transformed into a magical setting. This could be a garden or outdoor space with lush greenery or an indoor location decorated with fairy lights and ethereal decorations.

Gorgeous lighted balloons add a fairy tale feel to the room


A Fairy Tale Tea Party is your chance to create a magical world for your guests to enjoy. Decorate with fairy lights, lanterns, whimsical flowers, and pastel-colored fabrics. Use fairy-tale-inspired props like crowns, magic wands, and enchanted mirrors.

3. Table Settings:

Use mismatched vintage tea sets or choose sets with fairy-tale motifs.

Add magical touches like glitter, fairy dust, or small fairy figurines as table centerpieces.

Use themed tablecloths, napkins, and place cards with fairy tale characters.

For a pretty as a picture Princess Fairy Tale Tea party cover the tables with flouncy pink organza. We love this style:

For a more dramatic, lost in an enchanted woods style table we love a rich velvet tablecloth covered with roses (thorns included):

These White Tablecloths come in sets of 10. Perfect for a larger event.

This is the time to use your best fine china and silverware.

Seating Arrangements

Your Fairy Tale Tea Party can be as formal or informal as you like. If you are going for the Regal and Formal type of tea party, a formal seating arrangement brings structure to the event and adds an elegant atmosphere. Use place cards to assign seats and consider having a head table for special guests.

Whimsical Tea Party Place Setting Cards by Kate Aspen

Dress Code:

A Fairy Tale Tea Party is the perfect time to encourage guests to come dressed as their favorite fairy tale characters. This could include princesses, knights, fairies, or even magical creatures.

Be the Belle of the ball in this Fairy Tale Princess outfit

Fairy Tale Tea Party Menu:

Create a whimsical menu with fairy-tale-inspired treats. Include finger sandwiches, enchanted cupcakes, magical pastries, and colorful tea blends.

Magical Savories

Cinderella’s Pumpkin Pastries: Flaky pumpkin-shaped pastries filled with spiced pumpkin and fairy godmother-approved enchantment.

Mermaid’s Garden Sandwiches: Delicate finger sandwiches with cucumber and cream cheese.

Dragon’s Roar Roast Beef Sliders: Tender roast beef sliders with a touch of dragon’s breath aioli for a hint of fire.

Forest Fairy Quiche: A light and fluffy quiche filled with woodland mushrooms, enchanted herbs, and fairy dust. We love this recipe for mini mushroom quiches

Frog Prince’s Crostini: Baguette slices topped with goat cheese, roasted grape compote, and a touch of basil—a princely treat!

Magic Carpet Spinach Dip: Creamy spinach and artichoke dip served with pita chips, inspired by the magical rides on Aladdin’s carpet.

Alice’s Wonderland Pockets: Flaky pastry pockets filled with whimsical combinations such as smoked salmon and cream cheese or ham and brie.

We love to include a wide range of sandwiches cut into fingers for dainty eating. Here are our best recipes:

Enchanting Sweet Treats

Fairy Godmother’s Lemon Tarts: Tart and sweet lemon curd nestled in a buttery crust, topped with a sprinkle of magic.

Rapunzel’s Golden Brownies: Rich chocolate brownies swirled with golden caramel, fit for a princess with long, flowing hair.

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Hansel and Gretel’s Candy Cottage Cupcakes: Gingerbread cupcakes adorned with candy gems and a dollop of magical frosting.

Sleeping Beauty’s Raspberry Rose Macarons: Delicate macarons filled with raspberry cream and a hint of enchanted rose petals.

Peter Pan’s Neverland Nut Clusters: A mix of caramelized nuts, dried fruits, and a touch of pixie dust (edible glitter) for a snack that never grows old.

Elsa’s Frozen Blueberry Parfait: Layers of frozen blueberry yogurt, granola, and a swirl of frosty magic.

Wonderland Cookie Assortment: Assorted cookies shaped like playing cards, tea cups, and curious creatures from Wonderland.

Genie’s Magic Lamp Mousse Cups: Silky chocolate mousse served in golden chocolate cups, inspired by the mystical genie’s lamp.

One of the best things about a Fairy Tale theme, is the amount of fun and color you can bring to the party via food. We love to add brightly colored macarons, cupcakes and decorated cookies.

Fairy Tale inspired Italian Cookies with Chocolate and Sprinkles!

Fruitfy Delights

Snow White’s Enchanted Fruit Salad: A refreshing mix of crisp apples, sweet berries, and a drizzle of honey.

Magic Mirror Fruit Skewers: Juicy fruit skewers with a mirror-like glaze, reflecting the vibrant colors of the enchanted forest.

Magic Mirror Berry Smoothies: Refreshing smoothies with a mix of enchanted berries that will reveal the magic within.

Rumpelstiltskin’s Golden Apple Slices: Apple slices dipped in honey and edible gold, a sweet tribute to Rumpelstiltskin’s golden touch.

Themed Cake:

It is always special when the cake reflects the fairy tale theme. Think of ways to bring the fairy tale to life via a cake shaped like a castle, a magic mirror, a book of fairy tales of simply in magical color combinations. Add edible Butterfly decorations to cupcakes for a pretty extra detail that your guests will love.

Festive Cake By David’s Bakery

And celebrate the moment with this really really fun crown confetti!

Fairy Tale Teas

Serve a selection of teas from an Enchanted Garden:

Pixie Peach Delight: A blend of sun-kissed peaches and a hint of magic, sure to tickle your taste buds. We love to use Peach Blossom loose leaf tea.

Dragonfly Mint Medley: A refreshing infusion of garden-fresh mint leaves and the playful dance of dragonflies. We suggest Golden Moon Mint Medley Tea

Starlight Chamomile Serenade: A calming chamomile tea with a touch of stardust, perfect for a serene moment in the fairy glade. We like to use Organic Chamomile tea

Enchanted Palace Potion: A classic Fairy Tale taste that always tells a good story. We suggest Royal Palace Tea

Royal Palace Tea is our choice

Goblin Green Tea: A lively green tea with hints of lemongrass and spearmint, perfect for energizing your spirit like mischievous goblins. Use Japanese Sencha for this one.

Flight of Fancy Brew: A fairy tale mix of cinnamon and vanilla nut with a full-bodied roasted coffee bean. We suggest Festive Fairy Tale Coffee

Don’t forget to add tea condiments such as sugar cubes, lemon slices, honey, and milk to the table.


Add another layer of fun to your Fairy Tale Te Party by inviting a storyteller to captivate guests with fairy tales.

Arrange a costume contest with prizes for the best fairy tale outfits. We love this fairy tale bracelet as a surprise gift for the best costume.

If you want an interactive tea party, set up a craft station for guests to make their own fairy wands, crowns, or masks. This Fairy Tale Lantern kit is a hit with adults and children.

If your Fairy Tale Tea Party is in a garden, this is the perfect place to have a scavenger hunt with clues related to popular fairy tales. Let your guests hunt for magical treasure.

Curate a playlist of enchanting and magical music to enhance the fairy tale ambience.

Photo Booth:

Create a magical photo booth area with fairy-tale-themed props and backdrops for guests to capture enchanting memories.


At the end of your event, send guests home with magical party favors such as mini fairy-tale books, small tiaras, or personalized fairy dust jars.

Thank-You Cards:

Send thank-you cards with a touch of magic, perhaps including a small sprinkle of glitter or a fairy-tale quote.

We hope our ideas have inspired you to create a fairy tale tea party that transports guests to a magical realm and leaves them with enchanting memories.

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