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Japanese Tea Party

March 3, 2010

The Japanese Tea party was one of my favorite parties for 10-12 year old girls. Mystical Parties sent “Kiko” our Geisha character to perform a traditional Japanese fan dance and paint the guests in non-traditional geisha type face paint.

This mom had thought of everything…from decorations to activities to food.


Decorate your own chop sticks for your hair: These were regular wooden chop sticks and the girls decorated the chop sticks. Decorate with sharpies, nail polish, gems or tiny flowers. Use anything that will dry fast so that they can be used in the hair during the Updo section of the party.

Deorate your own fan: These white paper fans are available at Oriental Trading for a good price.

Geisha Hair Updo: Our party mom helped the girls with their geisha updo. Simple buns with flowers and chop sticks inserted for decoration.

Geisha Face Paint: “Kiko” face painted each girl with a non-traditional design.


Backdrop: Privacy screen, Large Folded Origami Cranes, balloons and oriental umbrella.

Table Decor: White china plates and tea cups. She used a black sharpie to write a Japanese symbol on each plate and cup.

Goody Bags: Little yellow boxes wrapped like a “take-home” package with oriental candies and fortune cookies. Keep in mind the guests already made crafts to take home as well.

Food: Fried rice and sweet and sour chicken from a local restaurant and green tea.

The girls sat on the floor around a large coffee table and ate their meal with chop sticks. During the meal, Kiko performed the traditional Japanese Fan Dance.