Monday, May 6, 2019

Grandma & Me: A Mother’s Day Tea

I'm so excited to share a special "Grandma & Me" post this month to celebrate Mother's Day!   My beautiful, pregnant daughter Ashley joined us for our special Mother's Day post.  We thought it would be so fun to have a tea party with Alethea and boy oh boy, did she enjoy playing with Grandma's vintage tea set!


But before the tea party began, first we had to get all dressed up.   Alethea wore the cutest white cotton dress with a little mouse and flower border on the bottom.  I wore a new chambray ruffle skirt, with a white top, white cardigan, and white heels.  Of course, we had to don our white tea party hats! Alethea was so excited to wear her hat!  She couldn't wait to get downstairs and show daddy her new hat!  It was so cute!


I love the big pink sash on the back of Alethea's dress!


Alethea's mom wore a blue dress with a white cardigan.  I decorated the table with blue and white linens and added a pot of faux flowers.  Alethea was so excited to play tea party she could hardly wait for her mom to finish dressing and come downstairs.


Of course, it was all pretend, but to Alethea, water never tasted so good!  I had to keep refilling the tea kettle because she wanted to taste more and more!


What a doll!  She's at the age where it's so fun to do activities such as this!


Of course her favorite pet rabbit had to join the tea party too!


Believe it or not I found this hat for Alethea at the dollar store.  It was so cute, I bought her another one in a natural color.




Here is a close up of the border print.  Aren't the little mice so adorable?



Alethea was so tickled pink so have a hat just like "Mamy's".  We would ask her "Do you like your hat?" and then she'd reach up and grab hold of it with her little hands, as if she were checking that it was still there.


I love the little eyelet ruffle on Alethea's dress sleeve and hemline too.


Alethea wore white shoes, just like her Mamy.  Of course, her shoes were much more comfortable than my heels. 🤣


I loved playing tea party with my little granddaughter.  Although next time, I hope we can have real tea in our tea cups and some pretty treats...like macaroons!  We didn't do that this year because Ashley was worried that Alethea would stain her dress as she is not even two yet.


But the simplest things make kids so happy!  Alethea just loved pretending there was real sugar in the sugar container, and drinking out of fancy cups was so special to her.


I can't wait to see this little pumpkin Mother's Day weekend!

Have A  Great Day!  Amy

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38 comments:

  1. Super cute. You can see the joy on all your faces. Talk about fabulous memories, Amy,
    OXOX
    Jodie

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    1. Thanks Jodie! It made me happy just remembering this day.

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  2. That is just precious! I love her pretty dress.

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  3. What a fun idea! And Alethea is too cute: that dress is adorable!
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  4. Looks like such a fun time with your granddaughter and daughter! I love her little dress!

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  5. How cute! It's so much fun to play tea party! Sometimes I get out a set of dishes and cut up my daughter's sandwich into tiny tea sandwiches for a fun lunch!

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    1. Oh, that's a great idea! Thanks for visiting.

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  6. So sweet and you are making beautiful memories!!

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  7. What a fun day! Your granddaughter is adorable and you are both so cute in your hats!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  8. What a sweet event and something to remember always. I still remember tea parties with my Grandma, and later in her life, drinking wine together. I miss those days!

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    1. Oh, I hope Alethea remembers are tea parties! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. This is so sweet and priceless! Love that your daughter can also join in for the tea party. Alathea looks so adorable with new hat on and I can't believe you got it at the dollar store. What a bargain! I am looking for a hat for my son so I'll make sure to stop by this week and check out our stores. Love your ruffle denim skirt. It's a tea party staple! Of course, the ruffles are always so fun!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Thanks Maureen, I was just at the Dollar Store yesterday and saw some cute boy straw hats too!

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  10. How lovely! We are celebrating Mother's Day on Sunday and my daughter and I will run in the Mother's Day Classic then have a family brunch. #MLSTL

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    1. Thank you! Running on Mother's Day, that's motivation!

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  11. It all looks lovely Amy - I'm a big fan of sweet little border print dresses on little girls - they always look so fresh don't they? You're very blessed to have so many photo opportunities with her (and her mum!)
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the border dresses do have that crisp, fresh look!

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  12. What adorable pictures. I love her eyes, you can read volumes in them.

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  13. You all look so cute and love the pretty table setting! Tea parties are so much fun!

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    1. Thanks Ellie! This was my first tea party, and I'm looking forward to many more...only hopefully with some pretty treats next time!

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  14. So many darling photos of that baby girl! Love your grandma & me posts. I remember having tea with my grandmother, not officially a tee party, but having tea with cream and sugar. Pleasant memories.

    Your tea set is lovely. And macaroons sound perfect for the next time.

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  15. aww, that last picture is the best!! So sweet! My sister loves having tea parties with my daughter. And they let her spoon as much sugar as she wants into the tea-- that's part of the fun! oh my....

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    1. Thank you! I know, I love the excitement on her face in that last picture; she was so excited, and it was all just pretend!

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  16. oooo, I love a tea party! :-) How sweet! I love seeing the pic of your with your granddaughter, she is a sweetie, and love the matching hats :-)
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
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  17. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

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  18. How sweet that you got to do this with your granddaughter.
    Congrats, you are being featured on Over The Moon Linky Party.
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    Hugs,
    Bev

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  19. Aww, so cute! It's always fun playing with little ones, they have the best imaginations! :)

    Hope that you have had a wonderful weekend :)

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :) The next weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I'd love you to join!

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thanks Mica! Yes, their imaginations are the best aren't they?

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