J was invited to a birthday party for a friend and the invite mentioned a "Dress up Tea Party." Well we (yes we) were sold right there. My girl loves to dress up and I do enjoy a good Tea Party. She was even asked to bring a doll or stuffed animal along too. Here are a few pics from the festivities:
|J with the birthday girl.|
|One of many outfits she tried on. Her baby having tea|
|Dancing to the music|
|Luncheon and Tea (punch for the girls)|
|She was loving the whole thing!|
|They got to have their nails painted too|
|After-party burnout. She was so tired when we got home.|
So the party ended but she was pretty excited about the little tea sets that she could use for her doll at the party and I just had to let her in on a little secret. I had been waiting until she was older, but now was a good time: I collected quite a few mini tea sets in my younger days. Yep, I was the jr. high kid and now 30 year old with a tea set collection. So I went in the storage box and unwrapped a few of the not-so-delicate variety for her to try.
|The resin sets I have - the sunflower just screams 90s and it's one of my favorites (I actually put it back in storage for now)|
|All the friends, enjoying some tea|
|Some of the collection - for another time|
|More tiny sets - I did let her keep the set on the left in her room for a while. There is also a larger set in the box back there that we didn't bother unwrapping just yet.|
|This was my first tea set. I am pretty sure we bought it on a vacation somewhere but I can't quite remember. Maybe when we visited Tiny Town in Colorado? So many memories when I look at it but not as clear as they used to be.|
I love that I could share this moment with my girl today. It is fun to enjoy the same things and give a bit of my childhood to hers.