Yesterday I felt I went into "overtime" with Bella's birthday tea party, but her gifts included several tea-themed toys I wanted to tell you about. My favorite, and something I'd certainly never seen before, was this personalized beanbag chair from another set of grandparents. I'm told it came from Lillian Vernon, and if they had these in my size, one would be on order!
I mean, really, is this adorable or what?
Bella has always been such a fan of tea toys that I am afraid I will run out of new ones to get for her one day, but this year I found a new (to me) Fisher-Price set with a tea pot that has magical "disappearing" tea. You know those old playtime baby bottles where the liquid seems to disappear? Same idea.
And something that was totally a lucky find was this set of four teatime books, displayed puzzle style. (Don't tell, but I came across this at Office Max, of all places, for just $3 on the after-Christmas clearance table! Wish they'd had more than one, as these would make great gifts!)
And finally, this little tea cart was actually one of our Christmas gifts to Bella, and I noticed at her tea party that quite a few of the little girls enjoyed playing with it. I'm not sure whether it's the rolling cart or the tea set that gets their attention, but I can tell you I had a very attentive server that afternoon and enjoyed many delicious cups of "pretend" tea!