Reserve your seats at Friends of Overland Park Arts' 12th Annual Nutcracker Tea Party.
Your little princess will enjoy dressing up with mom and grandma and feeling like she has "gone to the ball." Nutcracker Tea Party is a very special experience for all - just ask the thousands who have enjoyed the Nutcracker Tea Party since 2006.
Nutcracker Tea Party is especially suited for children ages 3-10 who are not quite ready to enjoy a 2-hour performance of the ballet. Our ballet is presented by Crescendo Conservatory.
And the tea party - with traditional tea-party fare served - is so much fun! Everyone will love meeting the costumed dancers as they visit each table. And there's the Boutique featuring an extensive collection of unique nutcrackers for your collection, tiaras, and ornaments.
All seats are reserved.
Individual seats are $50.00 each.
Seating is at tables of 10.
Premium seating in the first rows is reserved for sponsored tables (starting at $750.00).
Consider making a donation to our "Be Our Guest" Fund to make it possible for deserving children and their families to attend Nutcracker Tea Party. You may make a donation of $50 to $500 for 1 to 10 guests to attend thanks to your generosity. Donors of $500 to underwrite the cost of a full table for 10 may designate the children's organization they wish the donation to benefit.
Sponsorship not only provides up-close seating but supports the mission of Friends of Overland Park Arts - to educate and enrich the lives by fostering, promoting and developing public art and programs in Overland Park.
Join FOA and save!
Become a member of Friends of Overland Park Arts and receive preferential seating. Not only do members enjoy this privilege, but they may purchase up to 10 seats at a 10% discount.
These parties will sell out. Joining Friends of Overland Park Arts is a great way to support your community and ensure that you have the best seats possible at the Tea Party of your choice!
Included in the ticket price:
A menu of tea-party fare served family style at your table during the first hour of the party:
Fruit and Cheese Tray, Roll-ups, Biscuits and Jam, Tea Breads, Sugar Cookies
Hot Tea, Iced Tea, Coffee, Fruit Punch
Photo opportunities with dancers
1-hour version of the classic Nutcracker Ballet performed by a talented cast from Crescendo Conservatory follows the meal. The ballet includes beautiful costumes and all the traditional scenes featuring Clara, Sugar Plum Fairy, Dew Drop, Snow King and Queen. And everyone will especially love the scenes with the mice and the "sugar sheep" and the colorful Arabian, Chinese and Russian variations!
Parting gift from Shawnee Mission Health - Overland Park
Nutcracker Boutique for gifts and souvenirs
and the opportunity to win very special raffle items provided by Friends of Overland Park Arts and SPC Portrait Art.
More Information about Seating and Pricing
All seating is at tables of 10. All seats are reserved. Seating is according to the date the order is received. Ordering as early as possible assures you of the best seating available at that time. The parties do sell out. All children will have a "front row" view when it's time for the ballet to begin. We invite all children to sit on the floor directly in front of the stage for the performance. They love it! The tea party experience is fabulous no matter where you are seated.
We encourage groups (family, Brownies, soccer teams, play groups, kindergarten classes, friends and neighbors - we've entertained them all!) to order their seats together, but we are happy to seat groups together at the same table or adjacent tables if the group is larger than 10. Make these seating requests at the time of ordering.
Premium seating is reserved for those who purchase sponsor tables beginning at $750 each.
Everyone must have a seat with the exception that children under the age of 2 may sit on an adult's lap and not be charged.
The Nutcracker Tea Party is one of the best experiences you will have this Holiday season!