AUTHOR: BEC OF 'FOR EVERY HEN'
Liven up your bestie's celebration with some fun and entertaining kitchen tea activities (that all ages can enjoy!). From craft experiences through to baking, these wonderful activity ideas are guaranteed to be a beautiful surprise that your bride won't see coming!
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Provide a selection of flowers (both fresh and dried) alongside craft supplies such as scissors, ribbons, twine and kraft paper. Guests can then sit at the kitchen table (or any other designated area at your venue) and create their very own 'Wedding Bouquets'.
This is a fun kitchen tea activity that also results in beautiful take-home favours.
Have your guests create one bouquet as a group out of dried flowers. This can then be gifted to your bride-to-be as a memento from her special day!
If you're after a truly unique addition to your celebration, a caricature artist could be the way to go! An enjoyable activity no-one will see coming; guests will have the wonderful (and hilarious!) opportunity to watch the cartoon version of their friends (and themselves) come to life before their very eyes.
These take-home sketches will become a treasured keepsake for all.
Rather than using this as an activity, hire a caricaturist to sketch a picture of the happy couple. Gift to the bride-to-be at her kitchen tea.
This one is perfect for the creative souls!
Find an activity that your bride-to-be would love to learn more about and make it an optional addition to the Kitchen Tea experience! Not only will it provide a bit of extra fun, but those who do decide to create something special can then take it home as a beautiful memento of the day.
Some DIY craft ideas include the following (simply purchase kits or provide the materials required to complete the project):
DIY Photo Booth
Find a plain wall or a beautiful spot in the garden - you're about to get snap happy!
To create a DIY Photo Booth all you need is a nice backdrop, a basket filled with fun props (this can be any sort of accessory you have in your cupboard - sunglasses, hats, feather boas, etc.
If you haven't got a stash, ask friends/family or check out your local op shop for goodies!) and a sign telling people what to do (e.g. 'Photo Booth - Snap Away!).
Herbs are a staple in most kitchens around the world. So why not give your party the gift of fresh herbs in their kitchen (i.e. the gift that keeps on giving)?!
To pull this off, you will need to provide seedlings, starter plants, pots, soil, gloves and small shovels. Guests can then get their hands dirty whilst creating their very own edible gardens - the perfect addition to any sunny window sill!
A Kitchen Tea is based on Kitchen gifts, recipes and knowledge. Why not combine the three into one fun activity?!
Chat to the mother of the bride (and groom) to see if there are any special recipes that have been passed down through the two families. You can then all join forces on the day and learn exactly how to bring these delicious dishes to life!
Working as a group, wine in hand, this activity will not only prove to be a special bonding experience, but will also result in amazing food and conversation (I mean, whatever you create needs to be tasted afterwards - so keep the party going at the dining table as you devour your goods fresh from the oven!)
Giant Lawn Games
If you're planning to have the Kitchen Tea outside (or even indoor/outdoor), giant lawn games are always a great way to get the party started (and keep it going!).
Giant Jenga, a huge game of Noughts & Crosses, or even extra large Connect Four - there are so many fun options when it comes to oversized lawn games and celebrations!
Save yourself some money and either ask friends to borrow their giant goodies or hire the games rather than purchasing yourself.
For the bride-to-be who loves the sound of music. Whether you go for an acoustic vibe or a complete band, local musicians will be more than happy to entertain! Combined with good food, good wine and good company, this really is a recipe for success.
If your bestie is a foodie, she will definitely appreciate this option!
Rather than heading out to a restaurant for lunch or dinner, bring the delicious food to you! A personal chef will not only provide your party with an incredible feast, but will also be able to share some tricks of the trade as they create each dish (perfect for a Kitchen Tea where this information is shared by friends and family as well).
Enjoy the perks of eating out whilst in the comfort of your own home - and best of all... there's no clean up!
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Just because it's a kitchen tea doesn't mean the entire party has to be based around the kitchen!
Surprise your beautiful bride-to-be with a cheeky picnic meal in the garden. From boho to tropical, there are so many stunning ways to theme the area. And when combined with appetizers/grazing platters, drinks and maybe even a couple of games, guests and bride alike are bound to have a wonderful time!
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Cupcakes, biscuits, mini cakes - any delicious treat that can be decorated with icing and other goodies is absolutely perfect for this activity!
Set out bowls of sprinkles, shaved chocolate, strawberries, blueberries, etc. and let your guests go crazy transforming their basic treats into something heavenly! You could even take it one step further by requesting that all décor is 'wedding themed'.
Your bride-to-be can then select her favourite decorated treat once everyone is done and award that particular guest with a sweet prize!
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Enjoy Your Kitchen Tea Activities!
With options for a range of budgets and personalities, I hope the above list of kitchen tea ideas provided you with a great deal of inspiration for your upcoming celebration!
We absolutely LOVE hearing about your events - if you have any Kitchen Tea activities you'd like to share with the For Every Hen community, please do so via the comments section below or social media! (AUS Facebook Group | Worldwide Facebook Group | Pinterest)
Cheers to an incredible Kitchen Tea party where the activities are an absolute HIT!
Much love, keep smiling - Bec x