Monday, January 24, 2011

Afternoon Tea Party...

Today started with a morning play date for lil Sara...She had so much fun...They played with a train set and dressed up as pirates and spent lots of time outside on the slide and swings and climbing the tree house...So of course when it was time to leave there was bound to be tears...and this mummy hates tears...So I did what every soft hearted mummy would do...I bribed her.

I told lil Sara if she was good and did not cry as we got in the car, when we got home we would have a tea party...with MUMMY'S TEA SET...the words were barely out of my mouth and she was saying her thank you's and goodbyes...

Alas she was so tired she fell asleep in the car on the way home...But the second her eyes opened after the nap she was asking for the promised tea party to begin...Let this be a warning to all you mummies...if you are going to bribe your child, be ready to follow thru with the promised treat lol.

Look at that excited little face...She is so proud to be using the big tea set...Please note the candle sticks on the table, she insisted as I was getting the tea stuff out of the china cabinet we use the candles also.


On the menu today we have:
Teddy Bear Cookies
Fruit Flavored Dora the Explorer Treats
Apple Slices
Honey Grahams
1% Milk

Sara very carefully poured her own milk...

As you can see we are using my all white pieces, the teacup and saucer are Gibson "Everyday" and came from Walmart, the creamer jug (matching sugar bowl still in cabinet) Martha Stewart from Target..Tea Pot Corelle from Lowes Foods NC many moons ago...The 2 tiered server is Kmart brand and was from their Easter collection I believe.

No surprise the Dora Treats were the first to go lol...

Next to go was the Teddy Bears...
It tickled me how with both treats she very carefully placed them around her cup...

I slipped in a couple of chicken nuggets since she slept thru lunch...

We are so glad you could join us again today for another "on the spot" tea party...

Blessings Kelsie

A Special Happy 1st B'day shout-out to Sandi's Blog Party

Please be sure and visit all the other lovely parties this week

Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations - Tea Time Tuesday

Lady Katherine Tea Parlor - Tea Time Tuesday

Wander Lee and Pam's - Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday

and party Co-hosts:

Martha's Favorites - Tea Cup Tuesday
&
Terri, Artful Afirmations - Tea Cup Tuesday

17 comments:

On Crooked Creek said...

Kelsie,
This is what winter days (or any days)are made for! I am applauding you! Not for just being the greatest Mama ever. .. but for sharing your bribe in photos with all of us! You certainly brought a smile to my face today, dear. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Fondly,
Pat

Lavender Cottage said...

Seeing the look on a little one's face when they have a tea party is priceless.
You had healthy snacks for your tea too, I'm glad I came to visit.

Johanna said...

Hi Kelsie,
what a cute lucky little Lady, to have a tea party with her Mom. You made everything very nice. She will remember this for a long time.
Greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Kelsie, your little Sara is adorable and I love the look on her face as she samples all the goodies! You're a good Mommy who keeps her promises! Lovely little tea party; thanks for sharing with us and inviting us into your home. And speaking of home, I do love yours! I think I told you before that yours is my favourite style of house! I have entered your name twice for the Giveaway. Have a wonderful week, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love to visit just to see Sara. She is one beautiful little girl. Your tea cups are pretty too!
Blessings, Martha

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

isn't she sweet! love having tea party with kids! so much fun! your teaset is pretty too!

Lynn said...

Your daughter is delightful. As is your wonderful tea with her. Love the assortment of healthful goodies. Think that is one of the nicest teas I have seen. What is there about a child's smile that just lights up the world. Thank you for sharing with us.

Terri said...

You touch my heart with your tea time for your daughter! How sweet that she loves to have tea and you would take the time to do it so well. Good for her for insisting on candles....you have taught her well!
She is so adorable!
I love your all white dishes and tea cup and saucer. It is always good to have since they mix so well with just about any style.
Hugs,
Terri

Penny said...

Tea time with your Daughter is a wonderful way to share moments that will last forever.

Happy Teacup Tuesday

Hugs,
Penny

Marie said...

Such a sweet post. You're starting your little girl with such beauties at an early age. Good for you!
-marie

Kathy said...

So very sweet - no better companion for a lovely tea!
Wishing you a very Delightsome day,
Kathy

Life In a Little House said...

What a wonderful Tea you had!! Your daughter is adorable ~Have a Great Day ~Love Heather

parTea lady said...

What a lovely tea party you had with Sara. She looks like she is having so much fun.

Lady Katherine said...

This Tea was so sweet with little Sara! I loved the menu! I too loved her cookies around the Teacup! How fun it is to let the little ones help and select the things to use for Tea! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time. I love seeing children having Tea, she will always have Tea when she is grown! Such special memories! I love your Tier!

Snap said...

How adorable and what wonderful memories you made on this special day! Happy Tea Day!

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Kelsie,

I'm delighted that you joined us once again with the fun for TTTT as well as for the 67th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'; our little corner of, 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!..,

~ What an utterly delightful and precious teatime that you shared with your dear little daughter; 'ethical, mommy bribes'.., Too cute!

..,(A mom's got to do, what a mom's got to do and good for you, true to your word, you followed thorough)..,

Your fab photos show that bright, cheery little face to perfection!.., What a good and kind mommy you are; and one with great taste I might add!

..,I love your all white teaset! ~ Thanks so much for sharing this loveliness with all of us!..,

Have a wonderful week!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com


P. S. ~ Sorry I was so late this week in posting due to technical difficulties, (especially with my, 'The Plumed Pen' blog).

paperbutterfly said...

You are such a wonderful mother! Great plan you had and delightful memories to last a life time for you and your little one.Thank you for sharing with us @TTTT. As always it was a pleasure. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Have a blessed week.
Pam