Teddy bear Tea 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014
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When I first became a Mom here in Houston, I remember hearing other Moms talk about the Teddy Bear Tea.  It sounded like such a fun thing to do around the holidays.  But having two boys, I did not really have the chance to make it an annual tradition. It is more of a mother-daughter affair. My Mom and I did take Will one year though!

I started taking Kate in 2010 with a friend and her daughter.  Those friends moved and the next year, my friend Amy and her daughter Eden started jointing us.  We love spending the day with them and continuing this tradition.  Every year, I think it will be Kate's last year wanting to go but she starts talking about it around Halloween.  She just loves it.  I feel quite certain though that we have only one or two years maximum left as I have not seen any girls older than 10 at this event.

{warning--this will be long and there will be tons of photos...it is one of my favorite things we do.}



Will took this photo of the four of us just before we left...

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Some people asked on IG about Kate's dress. I got it at a local boutique. You can get it here (on sale!)   And here are some that are similar (one /two /three (LOVE this one!)   My dress is Kate Spade and it is a few years old.  In fact, I wore it to the Teddy Bear tea two years ago too.

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In the lobby of the St. Regis Hotel.

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Kate used to be afraid of the Teddy Bear.  I am so glad she is not anymore!


And here is Will with the Teddy Bear in 2002!

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Amy and I had some champagne in addition to our afternoon tea.  It was so fun to catch up and watch our girls laugh and play.


Durting the actual "tea" the parents are served traditional tea and the kids have a little buffet of fruit, sandwiches and sweets.  They also have hot cocoa and lemonade for the kiddos.

Then they have face painting....


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They also decorate cookies but I did not take a photo of that.

There is a puppet show and a magic show....


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This year, the girls colored an ornament (last year it was a t-shirt)....


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Kate asked me to do a "side-bun."  I love how cute it looked on her.


Then the sugar kicks in and they dance around and ride these rocking horses....

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And here is Will on one of the rocking horse (with my Mom in 2002).

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Look at those smiles!  You can see how much fun they had!!!!


A few people emailed to ask about her dress from the last post too. This is the dress Kate wore to the Nutcracker  and her gold flats.



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17 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos!! Thank you for including the links to the dresses--I love your style and I think one of those dresses would be a perfect birthday gift for my niece.

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    1. Thank you Danielle….I love looking at beautiful little girl clothes.

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  2. Your friends are so beautiful! Looks like so much fun...

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    1. MCW…I showed them you comment. yes, they are beautiful…inside and out.

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  3. Wish they had that hear! Would be so much fun!

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    1. Yes, Kelleyn...I bet you would enjoy it.

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  4. Looks like so much fun! Love the holiday traditions!

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  5. Your posts about the Teddy Bear Tea inspired me to start the tradition with my BFFs and our daughters. We had a great time last Sunday at our local Teddy Bear Tea.

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    1. I am so glad you do this too!!! This has been something we will always look back at so fondly.

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  6. Looked like a precious time with your daughter. Where in Houston is this at? We are north near the woodlands. Looks fun!!!! I love traditions too. I want my kids to look back and have fond memories of growing up. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    1. The Teddy Bear Tea is at the St. Regis Hotel...kind of in the Galleria area.

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    2. And a very Merry Christmas to you as well.

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  7. I just discovered your blog, and this post brought such a smile to my face. What lovely little ladies - so precious, sweet and gracious!

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  8. We never missed the teddy bear tea when we lived in The Woodlands. Brings back so many wonderful memories! Happy New Year.

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