Thrill your little girl and a few of her friends (and dolls!) with a fancy tea party theme. State in the invitations that participants come in their tea party best (read: fancy dress time!) or be sure to have dress-up clothes and fineries on hand. It's a sure-fire way to turn a group of little girls into a flock of little "ladies who lunch".
A tea party has potential for a variety of themes, from a garden party to a teddy bear picnic to Alice in Wonderland. Decorations are easy, with lots of flowers and tulle around the room or outdoor space. And don't forget the china; most toy and discount stores sell inexpensive tea sets.
Tip: Get even more bang for your buck by picking up pretty tea cups and a teapot at a local thrift store!