Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Teddy Bear Tea Party

Today I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.





Last week, my aunt and uncle passed along their children's table and chairs for Katie Lee to use since their children are now grown and in college. We got it Saturday night. I could not wait for Katie Lee to see her "prize" from Freddy and Charlotte. She got just a sneak peak of it before church on Sunday. After church, while Katie Lee was taking her nap, I set the table for a little girl and teddy bear tea party. Needless to say, she was very excited to see it when she woke up.


I set it up in the playroom.

I used a light pink tablecloth.
Thanks to my friend Amber for sending Katie Lee yummy cupcakes. I served these on a bunny silver tray.
The plates are Noritake China in Maywood. These were my husband's aunt's china. I tied a sweet bow around a simple white napkin. Katie Lee is too young for tea so we had pink lemon-aide. (That is her favorite treat.)
The blue carnival glass was my mother-in-laws. The little pink bouquet of flowers in a mint julep glass was a gift from a student several years ago. I just change the flowers out as needed.
Katie Lee was very surprised at her treat.
We have had a tea party every night since. I think that we will be having many more.

16 comments:

Oliver Hudgins said...

that is absolutely precious! i can't wait for these moments with Joss!

Al and Brooke said...

You are the best mother! This is the sweetest idea, Katie Lee is very lucky!!! Beautiful table decor!!!

Dana said...

Great idea! Everything looked very beautiful!

susan said...

SO glad you shared this!!! I think one of the most important things we can pass down to our children is a sense of their past and wonderful memories (and, of course, good manners). You've got all three covered. Katie Lee is a doll and a lucky little girl!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I just love the tea party and Katie Lee is so sweet in these pictures (as always) :)

Lori E said...

Think back to some of your strongest memories. I'll bet this will be one of her favorites.
Traditions are one of the most important things we can share with our children. It has been proven to help them make better decisions in life by giving them a strong base.

Sarah said...

Katie Lee's smiles say it all!

Hope to see you at Hyacinth For The Soul for some rooster fun and a toast to Julia Child.

DeniseMarie said...

Oh My, what a thing to wake up to! love it all.

ceekay said...

That is just so precious...she looks so happy! Happy TT!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a sweet post! Katie Lee is adorable in her dress and bow in her hair!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Leanne! I'm just a vistor passing through, but I just LOVED this post! This is a wonderful thing you do for your daughter, and you are a wonderful mother for taking the time and spending the time! She will NEVER forget that!.. ever! The cupcakes and pink lemonade both look delicious! I enjoyed my stop here very much! ~tina

bj said...

ahhh, you made a precious little girl so so happy..and you are making memories!!
xo

nannykim said...

All I can say is what a precious photo of your little one--that should be on a magazine cover. All too sweet.

ps. I have several blogs--the one for my tablescape is the spindle cottage one;

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your Katie Lee is just precious! I'm sure you'll both enjoy many teas at her sweet table.

Sharlotte said...

How very sweet! The colors are perfect for your little Katie Lee...she is just precious! Looks like she was thrilled with your surprise!

Dining Delight said...

What memories your post/pics bring back! I used to have little tea parties with my daughter many years ago (she is now 23). Enjoy these moments, they go by so fast! I can tell you are a wonderful mom to go to the effort of presenting Katie Lee's "prize" in such a beautiful manner!

DD