Cute Vintage Birthday Party Ideas with Tea & Cake

Tea parties and little girls are synonymous, and tea-inspired birthday party ideas are perfect for princesses of any age. What girl doesn’t love getting dressed up, wearing lace gloves and garden hats, donning pretty hairstyles with adorable hair accessories, and sipping on tea? Celebrating birthday wishes with an elegant costume party is a memorable way for all guests to participate and enjoy fun role-playing activities with friends and family.

Create an elegant tea party with vintage table linens, party favors, fresh blooms, and a lovely spread of delicate finger foods including pastel macaroons, tea sandwiches, and adorably sweet miniature cakes! Moreover, since you’re spending on party supplies, why not order some quality products to keep in her hope chest that can be used on her wedding day and beyond. Wayfair has an excellent reputation for offering affordable quality products.

Steal our ideas for birthday party keepsake decorations!

Start with the linens. The cream-colored Gaelle Vintage Tablecloth has a beautifully embossed floral print and comes in a variety of sizes. The Wayfair Basics 10-piece sage green napkin set and vintage rose gold napkin rings from Mercer41 are worth a look, and don’t forget the doilies! A set of 12 dainty doilies from Saro costs little more than a dollar a piece and add to the elegance of the party.

Definitely check out your local consignment shops for gently used tea tins to use for decorations, for holding small vases of flowers like wisteria, roses, lilacs, violets, peonies, and ranunculus. You can also look for teapots to use as beautiful centerpieces holding fresh blooms. For a vintage touch, add height to table arrangements with old books and don’t forget the pearls (commonly referred to as beaded necklace strands!)

No tea party is complete without an elegant tea set.

The Vintage Blue Rose Porcelain Tea Set is precious. The delicate china has beautifully scrolled handles and soft floral design with pink, blue, green, and gold. (We recommend swapping the rose gold napkin rings for traditional gold if you choose this style!)

This Porcelain China Tea Set is a lovely bone china with a stunning blue-gray rose design.

The Bone China Iceberg Tea Set is designed with beautiful, soft white roses and all the greenery.

You must see our top choices for her birthday party dress!

We found the perfect party dresses for your little ray of sunshine to wear on her special day, made of 100% organic cotton and sewn in the USA. Two Crows for Joy, another small U.S. business, has a delightful collection of dresses that pair nicely with our quality hair accessories for girls.

Purple Wildflower Sundress

This hand-screened beauty in contrasting light and deep purples is sleeveless with a full skirt and necktie. To complete the look, we recommend a pair of White Beaded Party Gloves by Evaliana and our White Grace Organza Hair Flower. This classic flower with pearl center is the perfect girl's hair clip to accessorize her hair!

Natural Gathered Dress

This is the ultimate fairy princess dress designed with a creamy natural cotton background with beige vines and sage ruffles on the shoulder straps and at the elastic waist. Take a look at the Floral Lace Gloves ZaZa Bridal offers, and our Jayla Dragonfly girls hair clip is a fun addition for this whimsical look as well.

Peonies Flutter Dress

This periwinkle peony dress is a pure delight with its ruffled flutter sleeves, kangaroo pocket, and hem. A pair of Pink Shiny Toddler Gloves and our Pink Lauren Headband would be a lovely addition to finishing the look.

Use deliciously simple party recipes from Hip Foodie Mom!

Having a variety of doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking. Keep it simple with perfected recipes that are easy to whip up. Try these fun finger foods for girls to enjoy with tea!

Springtime French Macarons are quite a lovely addition for a tea party and birthday party for girls! These delightful pastel cookies are sure to please your guests, and a recipe to remake with your little angel throughout her childhood.

Mini Croques Monsieur Sandwiches are a tasty treat to add to your birthday party ideas list. These upscale baked ham and cheese sandwiches are crispy and delicious treats for both kids and adults to enjoy.

Tomato Cucumber Sandwiches are super easy to make and a refreshing option for your tea party spread.

Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes are adorably sweet. You can use the traditional chocolate glaze or have variations using icing and food coloring. Top these cakes with dainty edible flowers, such as violets, or lavender and you’ve just created a showstopper!

Home Brewed Iced Teas are a great choice for a little girls’ party. It takes no time at all to prepare a few flavor options for your guests to enjoy!


We wish you all the best on planning your little girl’s birthday party, and send her happy birthday wishes on her special day!

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