Do you have an older child in your family who still enjoys a girls tea party using her very own tea set? Is she looking for something bigger and more special than her older kids toy tea sets? Is your heart saying, "Yes, yes, yes," but your budget saying, "No, no no?"
A fun way to make a special kids toy tea set, that isn't really a toy and is often quite affordable, is to spend time together visiting yard sales, estate sales, thrift stores such as Goodwill, and sometimes even antique stores. When you spot one or more vintage tea cups, tea saucers, and a teapot at reasonable prices, go ahead and buy it.
After several of these pleasant outings, we eventually wind up with wonderful memories and delightful vintage girls tea sets for a reasonable price. Your child can have so much fun entertaining her friends with her very own special "grown up" tea set. You can smile at them, stress-free, knowing it's OK if anything gets broken. You just have to visit another yard sale or two to replace the broken piece.
And if the set does last through their childhood, think what a special girls tea set it will be when she is all grown up. She can continue to enjoy serving her adult friends on the same set she used for her childhood buddies. As long as we're daydreaming in the future, keep on the timeline to when she, perhaps, has a little girl. She could then pass on this hand-gathered children's tea set to that child, knowing how easily she can add to it or replace broken pieces, as well.
What a fun and lovely tradition to start with your child and her little to big girls tea set and tea party fun!
Do your children or grandchildren love dolls? With granddaughters on both coasts, I have plenty of fun little girls who love dolls of all shapes, sizes, and varieties! My nearby granddaughter loves the American Girl Doll and all the accessories. That includes cute American Girl Doll Tea Sets. Did you know you have more than one choice for those? Here is my favorite:
This children’s porcelain tea set is geared for an older girls tea party and isn’t it lovely! It’s the perfect size for sharing with her American Girl Doll at tea. If your child will be having other company as well, you’ll want to buy two sets for more cups.
For the opposite coast, I have opposite tastes to juggle – and more than one.
I have granddaughters who love traditional dollies. Since they are younger, I’m thinking a cute plastic tea set in primary colors would be more practical and still just the right size for sharing a cuppa with a favorite baby doll and my cute grand-preschooler. Here’s the Learning Resources Pretend and Play Dish Set. It doesn’t have a tea pot, but otherwise it works great for a kids toy tea set.
Then I have the horsey lovers. For them, it doesn’t get much better than a My Little Pony Toy Tea Set. I have to say, this is the tiniest kids toy tea set I’ve ever seen and certainly not for children under three. Fortunately, she’s four and doesn’t put things in her mouth, so we’re good. 🙂
I have one little grandgirl who loves Dora and Diego. I think she’s going to grow up to be a scientist! Bet she’ll love this Cute Dora Tea Set! It should work for both the big Dora doll and the little Dora figurines. You will need to supervise younger children with this set, though, as it is also a child’s porcelain tea set.
Finally, there are the Barbie Family fans. I know they would be thrilled with this Barbie Fancy Porcelain Tea Set Basket.
My favorite? I’m still loving the American Girl Doll Porcelain Tea Party Sets. I LOVE flowers! 🙂
What about your sweet little girls? Which would they like the best? We’d love to hear. 🙂