Tea time

Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Kate hosted her little tea party today.  It was very sweet. 
She did most of the work herself which is hard to believe when you see it.  

She was so funny. First, she told me we needed to buy plates because she did not think we had plates that were fancy enough.  Let me assure you one thing we do NOT need in this house is any more plates.  We have a lot of dishes and china.   I have collected dishes like some people collect shoes.
 She choose this china....

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{kate also picked out the flowers}

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And she set the table entirely on her own.  She asked at the beginning where things went.  I told her once and she did it.  I asked Kate if she wanted to make place-cards (because she usually enjoys that).  She said no because they would be "too formal" for this party!  I laughed inside.  My sweet girl cannot remember how old she is most days (not kidding) but she knows that place-cards would be too formal!


I made a few of the tea sandwiches before she woke up but then she made all the peanut butter and jelly ones and we made the others together.

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{kate arranging the tea sandwiches}

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We had brie and green apple, salmon, cream cheese and cucumber, shaved beef and cheddar and peanut butter and jelly tea sandwiches. We also had fresh strawberries with mint.


After our tea sandwiches, we had cookies and petit fours.

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{kate made a star shape}

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 We kept the party very small with just a few friends (mostly from school).

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After we ate, as a special surprise, we did glitter tatoos for the girls.  
Kate got one in Seaside and loved it so we got the kit for the tea party.


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Me giving Libbie a glitter tattoo

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Kate's giltter tattoo...3 butterflies.

I think Kate enjoyed her tea party.   I am glad we did it.

The party was fun and I enjoyed my friend, Shelly's company immensely but I think the best part had to be the preparations with my sweet daughter. Those are the memories I will cherish.

And after the tea party, Kate and Libbie giggled and played upstairs so sweetly.  It was the most beautiful sound in the world as they were having so much fun!

We are thankful for good friends and all the blessings they bring.


{thank you shelly for taking some photos for me too}

24 comments:

  1. Darling Darling Darling...I love everything about this tea party! Kisses to Kate!!! xo

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  2. oh my goodness Kim! You two are so cute together. What a sweet mother/daughter bond you have. Thank you, for making my day with this post.

    lea
    xo

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  3. Beautiful, every detail! Cherished memories for sure...

    Jill

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  4. Beautiful party wrapped up with beautiful memories!

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  5. It looks like a beautiful party...those smiling faces say it all. Well done Kate!

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  6. Kate did such a lovely job putting together and hosting her little tea party! Sweet memories for sure. She looks so pretty in that blue dress (love it)..and you look great in coral!

    Gin =)

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  7. Kate did an absolutely splendid job! What a precious little hostess you have!

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  8. What a splendid job! You have quite the little hostess on your hands!!

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    1. But did the well-behaved puppy with the cool sunglasses get to eat the crumbs?

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    2. Oh yes, Dumpling ate all the crumbs:)

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  9. What FUN! Looks like the tea party was a smashing success!
    My favorite picture is the first one... you both are so beautiful :)

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  10. Absolutely perfect. I'm a sucker for *these* types of parties too. Well done Kate and Kim!

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  11. What a lovely party! Kate did a wonderful job with the preparations and the girls all look like they had a great time. Such a cute idea.

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  12. What a lovely tea time, everything is so beautifully done!!:)

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  13. I can't say enough about this. What a sweet activity to do with Kate while the boys are away. I am so impressed by all Kate's work!! Incredible! I love the way that the dog, is it 'Cookie' (?), is looking on as Kate does food prep. : )

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    1. Jen,

      Kate's little bog is Dumpling and he participates in quite a bit around here. She loves him.

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  14. Way too cute!!!!! I see a future in catering from Kate:) Love her style..what lucky ladies to be treated to such an elegant soiree!

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  15. What a fabulous little tea party!! LOVE that white runner on you table and everything looks so pretty!! Kate is learning from the master! She is the perfect hostesss! Hope you have a fun weekend!

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  16. What a nice tea party!!!! Love it!!! Kate is the Best hostess!!!!

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  17. that is absolutely precious!!!
    she is such a classy child ;)
    & i love seeing images of your home my friend, just gorgeous
    & oh...i love the shot of ya'll together in your very fabulous dress!!!

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  18. OMW.... BEAUTIFUL....
    Love every photo.. and you are BEAUTIFUL my friend..
    have a great weekend..

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  19. It turned out wonderful! Kate may be a future party planner!!

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  20. i love this!!! so so beautiful and makes me dream of moments when my girlies are bigger;)

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  21. i love this!! it looks like Kate is just as excited! I can't wait for these moments with my girls!

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