How to Throw a Simple Confetti Tea Party Birthday

My daughter turned four this year and I couldn’t resist celebrating with a tea party! I had so much fun putting together this festive little party!

I love throwing parties, especially with a theme, but I try very hard to make it a budget friendly affair by using what I already have and diy-ing whatever I can. I also always try to edit down my hundreds of ideas to a handful of fun touches that bring the party theme to life!

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The Party Decor

I got my inspiration from Kelsey Klos. I saw THIS post where she modge podged some beautiful napkins on to a tea set! The results were adorable and I couldn’t wait to try it myself!

I searched high and low for the perfect napkin, on a budget, and I just never found exactly what I was looking for. So I decided to go a different direction and I’m so glad I did. I love how it turned out!

After abandoning the florals I decided to go with a confetti theme…or confe-tea if you will! I decided to use THIS confetti that I already had…but I wanted more dimension. So I grabbed two little hole punches from hobby lobby- a smaller circle and a star. Punching holes in confetti takes a little patience, but it was worth it!

After cutting out the confetti I used dishwasher safe modge podge to stick it to the mugs and pot. I grabbed some mugs like THESE on Facebook marketplace and I got THIS tea pot from Amazon. The tea pot isn’t too practical because it’s pretty small, but it made the perfect center piece with flowers…besides, the 4 year olds were actually having pink lemonade!

Once I had the mugs and tea pot ready go I started pulling all the other details together! I honestly used a bunch of things I had that fit with the multi-colored color scheme, which made things cheap and easy! I used these PLATES and party hats from target. As well as our plastic utensils that we use for traveling.

I used a gold toned table runner as a neutral base and then add some mini disco balls for a pop of fun. A sprinkle of confetti on the table and we’re almost there! I love how the mix of confetti and flowers and disco balls turned out!

I created a little backdrop behind the table with streamers, a few clear balloons that added confetti to and a happy birthday BANNER I already had from target.

I also placed a TEA PARTY BOOK on the table for a little decor that doubled as an activity!

The Spread

I like to plan parties at times that don’t require me to serve a full meal, if possible. It helps keep costs down and minimizes my food prep. I much prefer a few snacks and dessert. For our tea party I served fruit and star shaped peanut butter and strawberry sandwiches. We also had macaroons that came in assorted colors and wafer cookies I dipped in white chocolate and adorned with sprinkles.

The dessert ended up being little tired cupcake things. I can’t quite remember what my vision was, but I remember it wasn’t this! Oh well, it worked out. To make these I just made a few funfetti cupcakes and cut off tops and sandwiched with frosting. For the toppers I glued pom-poms to bamboo skewers for a fun confetti feel.

The Activities

I don’t usually plan a lot of activities. My kids are usually just happy to play with friends! We ate, read the book and sang happy birthday and then the little girls were ready to play a bit. We only invited two little friends which makes turning them loose in the house much more manageable!

It was a fun, festive affair…even if I couldn’t get the birthday girl to smile!

I’m already dreaming of other fun ways to put our new confetti tea set to good use!


Hey, I’m Megan, wife to Chad, mama to our three rambunctious boys, Grady, Marshall, Stafford and our sweet little girl, Ainsley Nell.  I have a passion for celebrating holidays, cherishing seasons, creating memories, collecting traditions, connecting hearts and chasing joy.   Thanks for coming along for our journey.