If you didn't already know, on Wednesday, May 25th, the Garden Party Girls are hosting a virtual tea party online. You are invited to participate! All you need to do take a photo of at least one doll and one teacup (or several dolls and teacups) and post it on Instagram with the tags #sweetdollteaparty and @sharonrohloff in the comment line. Photograph as simple or as elaborate a doll tea party as you like! Be sure to post your photo before or on May 25 to join in the fun. Click here for more details.
You may be asking yourself, what do I serve at a doll's tea party? Imaginary food is perfectly acceptable! Fill their teacups with flowers, sprinkles, fortune cookie fortunes, faux food - whatever you like.
If you want to photograph your doll(s) with actual food, they love anything miniature so think small. Traditional teas serve sandwiches or cakes if you want to make bites-sized versions.
Dolls also love fruit, candies, cookies and other small sweets. Store-bought mini cupcakes and brownies are sure to be a hit. You can make them fancy with sprinkles or whipped cream and blueberries. Here are some other ideas from the Teacup Incident recipe files:
If you have vintage biscuit tins, bring them out for show. A great doll hat will also get the party going!
Whether you have one doll or twenty, its fun to go all out when serving them tea. Put a pretty cloth on the table or lawn, add chairs or vintage books to prop up your dolls, tuck in a vase of flowers. Prop a landscape painting behind them to give the illusion they are taking tea in a lovely setting. Or photograph them in the garden among spring flowers. See these links for more ideas or visit my Instagram feed.
My girls love to dress their best and wear something new to a party. That is why my shop, PinkGingerKitty, is frequently restocked with doll jackets, cardigan sets and hats! Visit the shop to see the current selection, including handmade dolls if you are looking for a new doll friend.
I hope you are feeling inspired to take photos of your dolls at tea! Share them with everyone on May 25th, #sweetdollteaparty. Hope to see your doll(s) there!