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“Needs a revamp and some new costumes.”

Let's Pretend Tea Parties
Ranked #6 of 12 Tours in Grapevine
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Needs a revamp and some new costumes.”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

My daughter really liked it the first time so we went back again using our second groupon. The actual tea part is charming and so fun to bond with your little princess. The costumes and hats are nasty. My daughter was Cinderella ...minus one sleeve with a big stain on her dress. My mil wore a red hat with a big tear in the tulle and I wore a pink hat that if turned around to the back....hid the hole. Ha. If this place got some new outfits and a fresh coat of paint...it would be charming! Still a fun afternoon and definitely worth the groupon for the smile on your daughters face. Cupcakes and tea are tasty!

Visited May 2014
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English first
Du Quoin, IL
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great fun!”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

I bought a groupon for my daughter and used it for a small birthday party (5 moms / daughters). After the bad review, I was nervous about what to expect, but our expectations were going in were that of a local boutique tea party, not the Bibbiddi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney. (Which should be the expectation for the inexpensive price... even if you don't have a groupon.) We were very pleased! All the girls were given ample attention. Yes, costuming had been worn, but it was all much better than 'cheap halloween quality'. Make up was applied with q-tips, dipped into make-up one time, clean. The girls loved having their hair done. Tea was great, cupcake was good, the look on the girl's faces (2-4 year olds) when they brought real tea out was priceless. (they had been pretend playing 'tea party' while a few girls finished up getting ready). All of us talked about when we'd come back. And we will come back!

Visited February 2014
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Grand Prairie, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“charming place”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

What a charming place it is. Located behind the Farmer's Market is this store with plenty of cute outfits and colorful and fun accessories for little princesses. At the back of the store there's a room for tea parties.

Visited September 2013
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new jersey
Level 6 Contributor
606 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“fun for children under 7”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Lots of fun. Many dressup options for girls but not as many for little boys. The kids loved being served tea and cupcakes as much as playing dressup.

Visited July 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time or money--even with a Groupon.”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

This place runs Groupons constantly, and having recently changed ownership, we decided to give it a second try. It was the same old stuff from last summer. The "dress up" clothes/shoes/hats etc---are tattered, falling apart, stained, really old, and horrid looking. The owner should be embarrassed. The store part in the front has a lot of baby sized clothing--yet they have dress up clothing for ages 4 and up in the back--so who are they targeting? Ditch the baby stuff and cater to the 4-8 year old group, in the store, that come for the dress up parties. The "tea" is pretty much warm concentrated fruit punch--that is served with extra sugar cubes. Tasted like cough syrup. The cupcakes are from the grocery store--really. We had to make an appointment, and even then, the attendants still weren't very attentive. They were busy cleaning. It was just a waste of time and money. The owner needs to close up shop for a few weeks and regroup. New dress up clothing/shoes/etc are desperately needed!
Clean that front half of the shop and bring in age appropriate merchandise and clothing, for your clientele. This is a poorly executed *new ownership*, that has potential---but they need to throw some cash into the business and give it a facelift.

Visited July 2013
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