Welcome to the ultimate tea party here at Let’s Talk Mommy!
If you are a frequent reader here you will know my love for pretty things and parties. You will know I am your typical American with my over the top ways of celebrating the big and little things in life. If you are new, welcome, you can take a peak at my party planning here, here, and here. Sometimes you have to think outside the box. Don’t just think in terms of birthdays, weddings, and christening. Why not throw a tea party for the kids? Or get those beautiful pom poms for your living room, life is worth celebrating all year round too.
I love nothing more than to find a company that shares these same passions of pretty things and celebrations as I do and The Little Things company really does share that same passion.
My kids are only young, and I love playing make believe with them. I love watching their eyes light up with wonderment and awe of the things we create and make up. Whether it’s dressing up and playing pirates and princesses or building forts (imaginary castles) in the living room we are always trying to keep their imagination growing. I decided to throw an ultimate tea party for them this week. A tea party where they would be spoiled and the center of attention. What child wouldn’t love that? I think in our case, we are a very busy family and I never want my children to think that I don’t stop and pay them enough undivided attention. Our tea party was full of Happy little farm characters, adorable cute milk bottles perfect size for my tots and scrumptious cupcakes to treat them with.
I forewarn you the following is heavily photo induced with happiness & love all over, sparkles & glitter galore, frosting & farm animals running about, and smiles & giggles too!
The mini milk bottles were absolutely perfect for the kids. I have already ordered a whole set. I have never seen them before but I hear that you use to have them in school. I love things that are miniature. There is something so cute of things that have been shrunk down for little people.
The straws were perfect for these mini bottles. I used some pink vibrant washi tape to add a little flag to mine. You can do all sorts to dress your straws up. They have windmills, moustaches and more, for their straws.
I am the queen of cupcakes. If there are cupcakes offered even in bikini season I will be sure to have one (or a few). Most kids love cupcakes, their own mini cake to devour. These Happy Little Farm cupcake liners were another favorite of mine. They could easily work for boys and girls which is what I loved about the color choice of the Happy Little Farm set with it’s blues, oranges, pinks and yellows. I decorated a few cupcakes with glitter, a few with colored frosting & sprinkles and a few with vanilla frosting zigzagged. The farm characters on top went perfect on all of them.
Another way to think out size the box, why not use your cupcake liners for treats. Fill them up with marshmallows like I have done or other favorite treats to create a whole treat buffet along side your cupcakes. They are are thick enough to hold heavier sweets too.
A lot of themed cupcake liners are hard to see once the cupcake is baked in them. I was so impressed how thick these were so that didn’t happen. The farm theme is still as vibrant and clear as when I put them in the oven. So there is no need to double up! Bonus!
I woke the kids up after their afternoon nap and told them their was a big surprise waiting downstairs. They usually take their time waking up with cuddles and lounging around but both of them perked right up, ready for celebration.
Buba asked, “What’s all this Mommy?”
I said, “This is a tea party for you and Missy Moo”.
He replied, “That’s because we are a good boy and girl.”
“hahaha” I agreed.
He then asked, “Are you coming to my tea party with Granny and Daddy or you been naughty?”
The plates were great. They were sturdy enough to hold a heavy cupcake. Some party plates are flimsy and just fold when you put food on them. Half the time people have to double up and then it just gets costly or you run out. I loved the cut out edging on these too.
The straws are great for using to drink but why not put large colorful marshmallows on top and dip the tips in melted chocolate. That’s always a great attraction for a child, a treat on a stick!
Their happy faces here when they learned this was their tea party. One to get spoiled, be imaginative and eat as much cake as possible before dinner. In other words a Happy Little Farm Heaven! I dont think they knew where to start first. Missy Moo was in disbelieve that we were giving her full reigns of her milk and cupcake. She just kept pointing at first, “this, this”.
There is nothing more I love them watching them be happy, and knowing that I brought this happiness upon them. It doesn’t take a lot of money or time to make the ones you love feel so very special. It’s not something you would do everyday but I enjoyed baking the cupcakes, and setting their tea party up for them. I remember watching the clock, excited for them to wake up from their naps and hoping they would be as excited as I was. They didn’t disappoint.
I made some extras from our tea party and put them in cupcake boxes for friends of ours with kids. Why not spread our tea party fun to our friends and family. We were so impressed with them we had to share.
You could do this for a kids birthday party or even a picnic celebration in the park. They would make great gifts too if you know someone who loves cupcakes. hint, hint.
Overall we had a great afternoon, with a beautiful view both out the door and on the table. We laughed, we giggles, we ate cake and we’re merry. That’s what life really is all about.
Here is what I would add to this beautiful tea party if it was for a birthday or christening celebration! There is so many pretty things things you can add and do with the Happy Little Farm theme that’s why I love it so much.
Do you have a special occasion or celebrations coming up, check out The Little Things they have so many other themes and party supplies. Or maybe like us you just like to celebrate life with a good old fashion tea party with their great prices, why not? There are a few items that I would use on a daily basis that I am already excited to use for other things.
*Linking up with Tried & Tested
* We were sent these for the purpose of this review but all opinions, recommendations, and photos are our own.
Oh wow, that looks like such fun! Eat cake before dinner, awesome ha ha! Your cakes are decorated beautifully, that is a talent! Perfect photographic cakes, i think my version would be a lot less easy on the eye ha ha!
Oh thanks Rachel so sweet of you. Glad you like. Hope you got some party tips out of it too and love the The Little Things company as much as I do. Already hooked. Oh gosh I didn’t think they were as good as I hoped as it’s been so cloudy and gloomy out. Bad lighting.
Sonia Constant says
Jenny the party looks lovely. The photos are gorgeous! You are so lucky to have such a beautiful home and a beautiful family within it. x
Thank you so much hunny for your amazing compliment and comment. You are too sweet to me. 🙂
Emma T says
Aw what a lovely idea. N does love role playing making tea and meals, he’d be over the moon at having his own real tea party.
Do it! I love giving them the unexpected. Everyone should have their own tea party for sure! 😉 I want one!
Emma T says
The adult version is afternoon tea at a posh hotel. Although I’m loving the mini milk bottles. Really cute
Oh Emma that sounds heavenly. I love the adult version. I could do with an adult version right now although champagne would have to join us too! lol
Katie @mummydaddyme says
Jenny this looks absolutely amazing, wow I want to come to a party at your house. Your styling just keeps getting better and better- it’s absolutely stunning. I bet the kiddies absolutely loved doing this, they always look so sweet and angelic- just gorgeous! Love all the pastel colours and it is making me hungry, we have some of those milk bottles and we love them! Plus everything tastes better out of a stripy straw! x
I ciuldnt ageee with you more on tge stripe straws. It really does make things taste better. Thank you so much for your amazing comment. You are so sweet.
Gorgeous little things. I’ve got some of those mini milk bottles in their own little crate – so cute! I have been too nervous about giving them to my kids though being glass and open topped! Looks like Buba did well there though. I got the straws in red & white for EJs circus party and black and white for JJ’s pirate party, but I also have a pack in various pastels – they are just so pretty. 🙂
Thank you hunny. I agree. I think I need a whole box of stripey straws just for fun! The mini milk bottles are fantastic and they are so cheap I don’t mind if the kids break them but even so MM dropped hers and it didn’t break. They are very thick too. Give it ago. It’s so cute.
Kate @ Family Fever says
What gorgeous, gorgeous things, and just perfect for a little tea party. I am loving the mini milk bottles. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested
Thanks Kate for your kind words. The Little Things Company is amazing. I am forever a fan now.
My Family Ties says
What a gorgeous post! I love everything about your tea party, so great to have all the pretty little essentials for such a great tea party. Love your photos too 🙂 #TriedTested
Thank you so much lovely and thanks for sharing on twitter too. So sweet of you. We had a great time celebrating nothing at all! That was the beauty of it.
Lindsay @ Newcastle family life says
Wow what gorgeous photographs and an amazing little tea party for your children. Lovely party items. X #TriedTested
Thank you Lindsay so sweet of you to say. It was so fun and I love The Little Things Company. Great party supplies.
Lisa H says
Your kids are so freaking cute! I keep seeing products from The Little Things and look lovely, may have to give them a try x
Yes do they are amazing. I love all their stuff. I am already eyeing out things for Christmas
Oh my goodness Jenny, so pretty! I absolutely adore those yummy pink/blue fizzy bottles. And of course the milk bottles too and yes, I remember having them at school!
That would have been awesome. I would have loved these at school wait I still love them. hahaha Thanks hunny.
Kim Carberry says
Oh wow! So many pretty things…..Just gorgeous! What a fantastic party x
Thank you Kim. It truly was. We had so much fun playing make believe and using our imagination.
Emma lander says
Oh jenny. If you ever consider adoption, and would adopt an adult, can I be it please.
Your such an imaginative mum. What a beautiful party and I think you’re right, we don’t celebrate little things enough.
Yes i will adopt you darling. Hahha you are so sweet. I will throw you tea parties every week. Promise. Lol thanks for your lovely message.
So gorgeous!! How lovely for bubba and missy moo to have a surprise tea party!! Everything looks beautiful and of course tasty too!! Xx
I wish you’d invite me to your tea party! This is just beautiful, you really have a knack for making pretty things 🙂 And what a great idea to throw a tea party just for fun!
Rebecca U says
Wow this is perfection – I love it all (particularly those cute plates). Pinterest worthy!
Thank you Rebecca. Pin away my lovely! hahahah I love the Little Thing Company. It really has so many pretty things. I want to just throw parties all day long.
Not A Frumpy Mum says
These are so pretty and I love the mini milk bottles. It’s O’s 3rd birthday two weeks today so I’ll have to check them out. xx
Thanks hunny. Yes do. And they have such amazing prices I have already order more milk bottles. Love them and all the stripey straws! They have so many different themes to choose from too. Perfect for O’s bday!
Wow your tea party looks amazing Jenny and your children look like they are having an amazing time. What a lovely surprise for them to wake up to 🙂
Thank you lovely. It was so much fun watching them wake up and see their big surprise. Life is all about the little things we share in it. 🙂
Vicki Montague says
How cute is that?! The kids must have been delighted and judging by their faces they were over the moon! You are one very lovely mummy!
Oh thank you ever so much Vicki. That is so sweet of you. I love spoiling them with the little things in life. They make the best memories.
Glasgow Mummy says
It is all just absolutely gorgeous! And your styling and photographs are so pretty xxx
Amy Squires says
This looks absolutely gorgeous. Everything is perfect and it looks like the best tea party ever!
Thank you ever so much Amy! The kids definitely thought so too. We had a brilliant time and it was so lovely watching their faces light up when I showed them their surprise.
I LOVE the cupcake cases! I may or may not have a small addiction to cupcake cases and I’m trying to get better at using them and not just saving them for a best that never comes but I know what you mean about the disappointment when you take the cake out of the oven and you can’t really see the beautiful pattern anymore. These look fantastic (must resist clicking the link, must resist!)
Potty Mouthed Mummy says
Oh Jenny this is all so beautiful – can I come next time please 😉 ??!
Great post! I can imagine their little faces when they saw 🙂 ! Thanks for sharing that moment. By the way just a tip… I have the same bottles, but I collected mine from Starbucks iced coffee bottles from Costco. I bought a flat of them.
Thanks that’s great. I love those bottles too. I am always drinking starbucks. lol They lit up like christmas tree for sure.
Life at the Little Wood says
It’s so sweet Jenny! I love the mini milk bottles! It is Annie’s birthday soon and I’ve already checked out The Little Things for some supplies! 🙂 xx
My Family Ties says
I love all the little touches, the cupcake toppers are so very cute and your flowers co-ordinate with the colours! It looks like your kids had a wonderful tea party 🙂 #ShareWithMe
Looks fab, I especially like the straws ….and the milk bottles …and, well lots of it!
How totally adorable, I just want to scoff everything pretty and pink there. I had no idea there were such beautiful things around to buy. a magical tea party for any child.
Hayley @hayleyfromhome says
Oh you clever Mama, this is so cute and your photos are just adorable. What a fantastic idea to have a little tea party, you can tell that your two little ones loved it. We’ll all want to come to your next one 🙂
The DADventurer (Dave) says
Looks incredible! Particularly like the little milk glasses and straws. Fancy coming around to ours and throwing us a party? 🙂
Jess Paterson says
Jenny, I wish you were my mum! Or at least my nanny! Lucky Buba and Missy Moo to have such a treat laid on for them “just because mommy loves them”. All the LIttle Things products look great and enhance your brilliant baking. Sweet post (see what I did there?!). xx
So amazingly cute!! Such lovely pieces!!
This is beautiful! What a special memory. The party supplies are so cute and I like the colors!
Thank you so much. Yes me too. I am a huge fan of pastel colors for everything. We had a blast.
Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) says
Aww what a gorgeous little tea party! Lucky kiddies, they both look very happy! I love the miniature milk bottles too, may have to get some! 🙂 xx
Oh yes do. They are so useful for so many things. I ordered more yesterday. The kids love them too. They are thick enough they don’t break easy so the kids are safe with them.
Sara (@mumturnedmom) says
This is all so pretty, you put on an amazing tea party for your gorgeous, lucky children 🙂 Love the styling, perfect!
Thank you so much Sara. So sweet of you. It was so fun to surprise them with it.
Throwing a tea party for no reason, ‘just because’ makes it so much more special. They look like they are having so much fun x
Thanks Louisa. I am one of those surprise me with flowers don’t give them for a birthday or occasion. It means so much more so I now do that with my kids. Their faces always light up so big. It means more to them too!
Adorable! And sooo much cake! Yummy. You’re never too old or too young to enjoy a sophisticated tea party 🙂 xx #sharewithme
I agree. It was so fun. I wish i could do it everyday.
sarah @ let them be small says
lovely, those milk bottle are fab!
I know I am obsessed and already bought a few more. They have lovely supplies.
Lystra Maisey says
O wow, I love this and I especially love the milk bottles, they bring back some school memories! It’s just beautiful and I love the farm animals. I will definitely be holding a tea party of our own soon! x #sharewithme
Oh yes do. At the great prices its worth it for a whole day of fun. Every child needs to be spoiled sometimes with a surprise.
My boys and me says
What a lovely idea. I’m not sure that my boys would like a ‘tea party’ as such but we could totally adapt it into a build a fort and have a tea party inside! My sister in law is over in the UK form Chicago at the moment and she is showing us how to totally rock Halloween on Friday!
This looks like such a fun little tea party and I love all the colour. I want to come to your house for one 🙂 Z will drink anything out of a straw, I think they are magic for kids!
I agree, something about a paper straw and a mini milk bottle. You are welcome at ours anytime lovely for a tea party!!!! lol 🙂
Wicked World of Lucas says
What a lovely idea and the items look great. Looks like your little ones had a great time. #sharewithme
I love surprising them with random fun things. It was great to see their faces light up after their naps.
Grace says – What a lovely teaparty and I love the plates and tiny milk bottles. My Mummy remember having these milk bottles in school. It looks like you have a fantastic time xx #sharewithme
Thanks Grace. We did. Aren’t tea parties so fun? I only wish we had these milk bottles when I was growing up. They are so cute.
Izzie Anderton says
Used to have mini milk bottles in school when I was little, so this is a blast from the past. Love the delicate pastel colours of these pretty party accessories and the fabulous photos of Buba and Missy Moo.
Thank you hunny we had a blast playing and eating cake and that’s what life is really all about. The playing not the eating cake although I beg to different occasionally. lol I wish I had these milk bottles at school so cute.
Joanna @mumbalance says
Such a wonderful idea 🙂 I work during the week so on weekends I love to spend time with Little F. Giving your child undivided attention is so important to their emotional development. I haven’t thought of a party though!
I totally agree. Thank you. A party doesn’t have to be lavish to them just putting a blanket down some paper plates and having a little snack on the floor is a party if you call it a party. Thats the beauty of kids imaginations. lol
Laura Evelyn Bee says
This is such a sweet sweet post. You are so right, it really is the little things. What a wonderful idea! Awwwww! x
Thank you so much Laura, glad you liked it. We had so much fun playing make believe.