tea1Almost two-year-old Maggie Jones loved drinking out of a “big cup” like mom. Thus was the inspiration for the tea party themed birthday party, including tea set-up and service and a box full of dress up clothes for all the party guests.  Mom Holly shopped locally and found some great deals, including the tablecloths from Ross, doilies and party favors from Party for Less in Kirkland (bonus: the store’s “return it if you don’t open it” policy).

The dress-up items were mostly from Fred Meyer and Target.

The Favor bags were lunch sacks folded and stapled with a string and tag (with recipient’s name) to appear like tea bags! Snacks included tea sandwiches (PB & J and cheese and cucumber) as well as other small finger foods too.

“All in all it was a very inexpensive party and most of the decor and activities i.e. dress up and tea set etc. we still use all the time. The Tea set we used doubled as a Birthday gift. Maggie still talks about that party almost a year later.” tea4

Photos by Teddi Yaeger Photography

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