Little T attends a Tea Party

Little T loves tea parties, whether it’s pretend or real.  Last Thursday she had her first ever real tea-party when her lovely grandparents celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary at the 18th century old Inn at Woburn.

There’s my three-year-old looking like a little lady out for a grown-ups tea-party.  Never mind if her toys were also on the table, after all the invitation didn’t exactly say “No toys allowed“.

Little T waiting to be served.

And thank goodness, the little Madam was served before a full-blown whinge commenced.  She especially loved the strawberry slices, which she ever-so-politely asked the other guests if she could have their share too.  Good thing they were all lovely and were game enough to share.

After she finished all her little sandwiches, cakes and strawberry slices.  I actually had to take her out of the room before she started acting like a little sod, err… I meant, like a three-year-old.

So we went to the next room which was thankfully empty and there we played hide-and-seek and as you can see from the photos, she wasn’t so good at it.

“You can’t see me mummy!”  She said.

And when she got tired of hiding, she twirled around and around and around.

Little T then exclaimed, “I love tea-parties!”


As for me, I’m just so relieved that we didn’t suffer any major melt-down in front of my in-laws and their friends.  They all commented on how beautiful and well-behaved she was, not knowing that there were a lot of threats and hissing on my part.

The again, as I was choosing photos for this post, I suddenly realised now that there’s hardly any trace of my baby there.  Where has she gone?  What I have instead is a three-year-old who loves anything pink, twirling in pink dresses and attending tea-parties.  How did that happen?

This post is linked up with PODcast’s What’s the Story.

And The Oliver’s Madhouse

Hope the weather is better for all of us here in England.

As for the rest of you guys, do have a lovely week ahead!


  1. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    What a gorgeous set of photos, I love the first one, she looks so grown up. And I love the twirling one 🙂

    • Thanks Sarah. Yes, she certainly looks grown-up! Whatever happened to our babies? They are growing up so fast 🙁

  2. Jaime Oliver

    time goes so quickly doesnt it! i love the fact she ‘loves tea parties’ bless her 🙂

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  3. Charly Dove

    Oh my goodness Dean, what wonderful photographs – just beautiful. T does look grown up but perhaps that’s because she’s at a adult tea party. You must have been so relieved no meltdowns occurred in front of anyone (POD was so bad at the end of gymnastics yesterday I got given a well done sticker LOL!). Such a lovely post, thank you for sharing #whatsthestory

    • Yes, thank goodness for that! Sorry to hear about PODs meltdown and congratulations for getting a well done sticker! 🙂 Wish we had gymnastic classes around here in North Cornwall. She would love that. x

  4. Emma from LIFE AS IT IS

    Ha – what is it about the meltdown’s happening in front of the in-laws?! Great shots – love the whirling dervish pic!

    • I know! And yet they can be perfect little de… err… angels when there’s no one around to witness it but us. Oh well 🙂 Thanks!

  5. brummymummyof2

    Ahhhh she looks like belle! My girl would be so jeal if she saw these. How lovely xxx

  6. Lou's Lake Views (@LLoopyLou)

    She looks so adorable all dressed up for her tea party! Gorgeous 🙂

    • Thanks. Yes, she was certainly pleased with her pink dress and matching pink shoes.

  7. hurrahforgin

    TOO CUTE! honestly dean she is just the prettiest little thing i ever did see. Looks like you had a super time, its compulsory that there is at least some whinging at 3 🙂

    • Thanks Katie. I know and I felt really guilty about being too hard on her that day ;(

      • hurrahforgin

        Oh no don’t! I go way over mental at F sometimes – can’t be helped, they know how to push the right buttons and can see when you are on the edge 😉

          • hurrahforgin

            Oh thank you so sweet of you! I will have to do mine too 😉
            I must admit to being quite out of the loop though – I’ve seen a few posts floating about but don’t think i could do it myself so doubt i would have much chance! x

  8. She looks like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth! And yes so very very grown up. I’m glad you and she enjoyed it; I bet it’s a memory that stays with her when she’s all grown up.

    • Thanks Shannon. Yes, I bet they would! 🙂 Hope Oli is better. You guys are always in my thoughts and prayers. xx

  9. krissottoh

    She looks gorgeous all dressed up for the tea party – I adore the first shot and the last two of her hiding and twirling. My kids still bring small toys with them but hey if it keeps them happy then we’re all smiling.

  10. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    Oh my goodness, my heart is melting! I love that she had her little toys, but love even more that she was asking others for their strawberries! She did look so very grown-up – but what great pictures you took! Those are ones that you’ll look back for years to come! Now, I miss the days when Mr. T was that size. Now I must go and look through old photos of Mr. T and cry just a bit!

  11. Mummy Kerry

    Looks like a lovely occasion. She looks like a proper little lady, so happy 🙂

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