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Toddler Tea Party Inspiration

By marylweimer |

My toddler is turning three soon, and I’m in the thick of party planning.

Around here birthdays are typically low-key affairs; think out of the box homemade cupcakes, a few balloons tied to the dining room chairs, and a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday from family and maybe a few friends.

There are birthday wishes and wrapping paper and everyone has fun.

But this year I want to do something special for my daughter. Since she loves nothing more than hosting tea parties at home with her dolls, I decided to throw her a vintage tea party for the big 0-3. I enlisted the help of a family friend who is allowing us to invade her beautiful home for an afternoon. She has a wonderful wraparound porch that will be a perfect setting for a handful of rowdy toddlers.

I’m going to keep it simple but want to make it a fun event for all our guests. We’ll eat a mix of classic tea party fare and toddler friendly food, play a few party games (musical chairs, anyone?), and try not to worry when the pink icing stains the table cloths.

Here’s my inspiration. And full disclosure: our budget does not allow for all of these items, but a girl can dream! After the big day I’ll be sure to share a few pictures.

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Toddler Tea Party Inspiration

Care For A Spot Of Tea?

This invitation sets the perfect tone for a little girl's dream tea party.
Photo Credit: Andersruff/Etsy

Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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About marylweimer



Mary Lauren Weimer is a freelance writer and blogger. Her work has appeared in such places as Spirituality & Health and The Huffington Post, and she’s known for her thoughtful and introspective writing about all aspects of motherhood and the parent-child relationship.

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3 thoughts on “Toddler Tea Party Inspiration

  1. Maureen Anders says:

    Thank you for sharing our tea party invitation!

  2. Robin @ Farewell, Stranger says:

    That stuff is so cute! I bet those little sandwiches wouldn’t be hard to do.

    Too bad my little man probably wouldn’t want a tea party. ;)

  3. Barbara VH says:

    I love the sandwiches and the chalk party favors. Cute ideas! I hope it all turns out as lovely as you’ve imagined. Happy birthday to your girl!

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