7.01.2009

Summer Afternoon Teaparty


Spontaneous Summer Tea Parties....
Are.
The.
Best.


To begin, we carried our child-size kids table outside to the back lawn (erected out "EZ Up" canopy to provide some shade). We set the table using some extra fabric I had in my stash, & plastic plates and tea cups from the dollar store. Below, you can see my one of husband's contributions, ribbon on the tea cups (That little crossover weave was his idea!).

We "prepared" the food in kid-sized portions (carrots and ranch dip, Sun Chips and salsa, apples and yogurt with quesadillas for kids and chicken salad sandwiches for the grown -ups for the main course.
We pulled it together as a family in about a half hour. Everyone had a job. Setting the table, choosing the dishes, preparing the meal. I think we had fun, what do you think?





We deemed this "Summer Tea Party" week. That what my daughter said anyway! So...What are you waiting for? How are you seizing the Summertime for your family and helping to create lasting memories out of those everyday moments?


What's that? Is that pressure you're feeling? Well, stop right now! This post is meant to inspire, not pressure you. Throw those expectations out the window and do it your way- I promise you, your kids don't care about what you do or how you do it, just that you do it with them!

13 comments:

  1. looks like great fun. We are back injapan but ever-so jet-lagged, we will be back on the muffin tin wagon soon though.

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  2. I love this! Not only does it look like tons of fun, its so pretty. :)

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  3. That sounds wonderful! I love your "disclaimer" at the end- what pressure? Who me? Never... Kids break out the china, we're havin' a tea party... LOL!! Enjoy your day!

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  4. Love the no pressure paragraph at the end of the post! 2 thumbs up!

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  5. Wonderful idea! We have been doing picnics... but a tea party may be in order. I have to make the tester cake for Cyan's Alice in Wonderland birthday anyhow... great way to use cake scraps! ;)

    Val

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  6. Such a wonderful idea. My son would love to eat outside at his little table! Thanks for the idea!

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  7. I wanna have a tea party now.

    My girls've got a tween slumberfest tomorrow night and I think you sparked a little something in me.
    (I halfway hope it goes away and I'll let 'em rent a dozen movies.)

    Seriously - YOUR party; what a delight!

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  8. lovely! i want to know about this canopy!

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  9. Wish I could have been there, looks like so much fun!

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  10. ohhhhh how much fun is this???!!! I like your no pressure attitude... sometimes we get caught up in the details, but all that matters to our wee ones is the love and time we give them! Thanks for reminder and your wonderful dose of picnic magic.

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  11. This look so great! Looks like such a fun summer activity. Great snacks too.

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  12. Love this! We will absolutely be doing this soon!

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