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Christmas Tea Party

December 16, 2009

To start off the Christmas season, I have my dear friend Leah and her kids over for a Christmas tea party and sleep over. We craft, eat and have a wonderful time together. We started this tradition when our big girls were just little and we look forward to it each year.
This year the kids wanted to revamp our tradition and went back to making Christmas countdown chains, instead of the countdown book that Leah and I had made a few years ago. We compromised and for the kids there is the chain and for us mom's we still have our countdown books.
As the kids have gotten older they also wanted to start a new tradition of crafting a new ornament each year. The kids really got into it and enjoyed all the new traditions started.
We made some lovely button Christmas balls to give and keep. Combining lovely vintage cream buttons, tulle and lace. Definitely one of my favorite ornaments! (inspired by Tracy at the French Larkspur)
The kids still would like to change the name of our Christmas Tea Party since we definitely don't drink tea, but for now it still is lovingly referred to as the Christmas Tea Party. A time to gather as friends, craft, laugh, eat and just have fun together. Thank you Leah, Brynn, Reilly, Janna and Connor for making this one of the Christmas parties that I look forward to each year.
Love you guys!
(note to Mom's we need to get in the pictures!)
Leah C said...

The girls & I had such a wonderful time...as usual...at our "tea party"! It's a tradtion we treasure:) P.S. Next year, I guess we'll have to hand over the camera so we can be in the pictures, too;)

aimee said...

how fun! my family and i have a CHRISTmas tea also. i make a ton of homemade goodies and we have a secret sibling gift exchange. it is so fun. this is our 7th year. we have been together for 10.
blessings,
aimee

Meg said...

Sheila,
I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you and your family. I am a follower of your blog and though I don't always comment, I visit often. I am a bit jealous that you still have your children home to make new Christmas memories with.They grow up so fast and life can change in an instant. Just wanted to bring greetings and let you know I enjoy sharing a little bit of your life from a distance. God Bless, Meg

Stephenie said...

That looks like so much fun..What a great way to spend time with family.. I loooove Christmas traditions..
Hope all is well..
Stephenie

Alice W. said...

Looks like so much fun!

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a great tradition. Sounds like a lot of fun. Lovely ornament. Blessings, :) Tammy

Kara Ward said...

I have missed so much fun on your blog. Happy Holidays!

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