Yard Party (version of a tea party) from Sweet SugarBelle

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I’m excited to share another friend with you for Funner in the Summer.  Callye from SweetSugarBelle has more talent in her one cookie making pinky than I do in my entire body.  She makes the most amazing cookies and shares tutorials, tricks and ideas on her blog.  But she’s not just talented, she’s sweet as can be too.  I love her “tea party” idea that she’s sharing today.

Hi, I am SweetSugarBelle. During the winter months I spend most of my free time making cookies, especially when the kids are in school. However, summertime is a different story. When the kids come home, I am always on the lookout for new fun ways to keep them entertained. The latest craze around our house is yard parties. A yard party is basically a tea party with real food and a boy friendly name . When we have yard parties, I always let the kids pick what “dishes” will be served . Luckily mine are still young enough that they are open to suggestion. This time around we narrowed the menu down to jello, grapes, crackers, cucumbers, mini-corn, ham, cheese, and punch. I always let the kids help with the prep work. Not only does it make things easier on me, it keeps them entertained while they learn! Everyone has a job. Princess Belle was the hostess of our latest yard party…that is her “daughter” Trinket. The menu was served buffet-style and everyone served themselves. There was a little jello sucking, food sculpting, and even a sweet little toast!There was also a lot of eating…tell me those cucumbers aren’t good. Best of all, there was a lot of smiling. These are the signs of a good party! I got a little teary as a put this together, because it really was a perfect day. I loved observing their little imaginations at work and got a kick out of their conversations. Take a day to have a yard party soon. It doesn’t have to be complicated at all. The kids will have a blast and be left with memories that last a lifetime. Don’t be afraid to try it with bigger kids too. Everyone loves picnics!

PS-When the kiddos finally crash, you should come visit my blog, The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. When I’m not attending tea parties, I bake cookies.


  1. says

    Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  2. stephanie says

    Just curious what you did with the jello..recipe please…so cute my kids would love it!!

  3. Sweetsugarbelle says

    You know what is great for yard parties? Korean “thorks”. We use ours all the time!

  4. says

    This is SUCH a fun idea!! My kids would LOVE it! My very favorite thing of all is that you guys had shaped jello! And of course that everything is simply beautiful. You are an expert at the details Callye!

  5. says

    What a cute backyard party! I loved having little parties for my kiddos when they were young and you’re right – even as they’re grown – they still like a tea party now and then! So adorable!

  6. says

    Super adorable. Love the flower cheese and ham platter.
    Princess Belle is such a cutie, so are all your kids Callye. What a great idea to entertain the kids like this, I love it. This is what their memories will be made of. Great Back Yard Summer Parties!

  7. Jessica Matriotti says

    SugarBelle is at it again!! I can’t wait to do this with my baby girl!