Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something she will really dig with today's Groupon: for $110, you get a Rosebud Princess or a Glamor Girl Tea Party at Lisa Rose Doll House & Tea Room (a $250 value).
Lisa Rose Doll House & Tea Room commemorates birthdays by indulging young ladies between the ages of 4–13 with elegant dress-up tea parties, earning the honor of Best Kiddie Birthday Party in Hawaii from Honolulu magazine. At the 90-minute Rosebud Princess Tea Party or Glamor Girl Tea Party, four girls are unleashed into a dressing room brimming with princess dresses, tiaras, handbags, and other accessories, harking back to a time when ladies dressed in their finest and glitter was an abundant resource. Before girls put on a fashion show for each other, nimble-fingered staffers complete the courtly transformation by outfitting aspiring debutantes with fancy hairdos, makeup, painted nails, and intriguing back-stories. At the tea-party luncheon, elaborate floral centerpieces and lacey place-settings cradle peanut butter and jelly, turkey, and tuna finger-sandwiches, as well as fruit, cheese, vegetables and dip, minicheese pizzas, sliced hot dogs, and lemonade. After shouting the names of dairy products during a photo shoot, the girls tackle an array of princess cupcakes and sweets, then extinguish the ceremonial flames before receiving party favors. The 90-minute tea parties can accommodate two additional guests over 6 years old ($25 each).
Male friends—including brothers, cousins, and neighborhood Dennis the Menaces—can also be accommodated at the fancy festivities, and parents of the leading birthday lady are encouraged to attend. Though adults are not included in the primping portion of the party, four to six of them can watch and photograph the proceedings, sip complimentary iced tea, and indulge in a cheese, cracker, and fruit platter ($15) or cupcakes ($8, half-dozen), not included in the price of the party package.