Freelance writer, mum and lover of all things Melbourne :)
Published December 5th 2019
On a normal suburb street, a small gathering of mini Elsas and Annas is building outside a sign for Little Party House. They've come for a special high tea with a Queen.
Warmly greeted by the host, they rush to meet the guest of honour, Queen Elsa, all the way from Arendelle. The party space, with shimmering gold curtains and chandeliers, provides an atmosphere of opulence and luxury, fit for young princesses on a special occasion.
With the Frozen soundtrack and movie playing in the background and Frozen book read, the time has come to announce the special event. The guests will move into the Royal Tea Salon, but as only royals may enter first, they must be crowned princesses by Queen Elsa. One by one, each special guest sits upon a small golden beanbag, crowned princess by the Queen so that she may now enter the Tea Salon for high tea with the Queen. Each guest clearly feels extra special with tiara crown.
Some of the beautiful high tea food on offer, including cupcakes made by Queen Elsa herself photo courtesy of Little Party House facebook page.
They are led into the royal tea salon by Queen Elsa, again a fittingly glamorous space for a High Tea for such special guests. Sparkling curtains drape from a central chandelier above an expertly decorated event table, complete with fairy lights covered snowy trees and beautifully crafted food and drinks that the children patiently wait to be served. The Queen takes them through royal etiquette such as how to sit, place a napkin, hold her tea and stir her tea, so as not to tap the edges. The princesses rise to the occasion, despite their young ages of 2-7, they feel they have been transported into the palace and their manners need to match those of the young princesses they have now become.
They are served by professional butler Miss Sophia. First magical blueberry tea in bone china teacups, then a sumptuous buffet including fruit that Queen Elsa gathered herself, Kristoff's favourite cheese sandwiches, heart-shaped ham sandwiches, scones, blue jelly (Elsa's favourite colour), cupcakes prepared by Queen Elsa and snowflake cookies made by Olaf.
After the high tea is complete, it's time for some party games, but first, the princesses must find the magical gate to the secret enchanted garden. A wondrous place where the Queen's new royal friends can remove their shoes and delight in bubbles, riding toy ponies and playing party games such as limbo and dance and frozen statues with Queen Elsa.
Snowflake cookies made by Olaf, photo courtesy of Little Party House facebook page
The special event is concluded with singing 'Let it go' live with the talented Queen Elsa, being given a special take-home party treats and having a photograph with the Queen to remember their special day.
This is truly a special event for young children. The event space, staff, activities and food and drinks are all of a high standard and provide a really special day for all of the guests. It is really like a special birthday party, except they are all the guests of honour and on this occasion, princesses for a day. A true fairytale experience to treasure forever.
Little Party Place runs school holiday special events with themes including Unicorn High Tea, Teddy Bears Picnic, Beauty and the Beast High Tea, and Sparkling Fairyland. With Frozen 2 having just come out, there may be another Winter Wonderland High Tea on the horizon. For updates on event dates and times, check out the Little Party House Facebook page. Birthday parties can also be booked at the venue - check out the website for more information on themes and packages.
*Please note this is not an official Disney endorsed event.