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 he or 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).
Rated Best Kiddie Birthday Party in Hawaii by Honolulu magazine, Lisa Rose Doll House & Tea Room commemorates birthdays by gracing young ladies between the ages of 4–13 with elegant dress-up tea parties. At the 90-minute Rosebud Princess Tea Party or a Glamor Girl Tea Party four girls are unleashed into a dressing room brimming with princess dresses, tiaras, handbags, and other accessories that hearken back to a time when ladies dressed in their finest and glitter was an abundant resource. Before the girls put on a fashion show for each other, nimble-fingered staffers complete the courtly transformation by outfitting young ladies with fancy hairdos, makeup, and painted nails. At the tea party luncheon, elaborate floral centerpieces and lacey place settings cradle PB&J, turkey, and tuna finger sandwiches, as well as fruit, cheese, vegetables and dip, mini cheese pizzas, sliced hot dogs, and lemonade. After sitting for a photo and shouting the names of dairy products at a camera, the girls will sing to an array of princess cupcakes and sweets, and extinguish the ceremonial flames before receiving party favors. The 90-minute tea parties can accommodate two additional guests ($25 each). With three or more additional guests (up to a maximum of 14 children), the party includes an extra half-hour (two hours total).
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, they can watch, photograph, 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.
In addition to birthday tea parties, Lisa Rose Doll House & Tea Room also specializes in etiquette classes ($90, four classes). These courses instill children with proper and polite standards of conduct and emphasize the social importance of chewing with closed mouths, not texting at the table, and drinking tea with books balanced on pinky fingers.
1365 Nuuanu Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817Get Directions