Create a Memory | Tot School ParTEA

I am a scrapbooker by heart - ever since I was a child. I love photography and I love to capture memories. But it is also a special joy to create memories! It's purposeful and intentional and I love the joy it brings to my children!

Recently, I wanted to create a special memory for Eliana since she turned 4 and "officially" graduated from Tot School. So, we had a Tot School Graduation ParTEA. This was my way of creating a memory and making the transition to "preschool" not only "official," but special.

Here is what we did:

Sugar Cube Tonging and Transferring

Tea Spoon and Sugar Cube Race

Good balance and coordination practice!
And fun!
Loose-Leaf Tea Spooning

With her hand as a guide...
Without... but it is wanting to help!
Milk Pouring

Filling the milk pitcher with cream.
Measuring cream for a recipe. 
Cookie Patterning
Elli says the square ones are brownies, not cookies. :-)
Pretend Play

{I found this printable Paper Tea Set on Etsy.}

Tea Time Play
Tea Party Time

Helping me set the table.

Ready for the parTEA!
We had:
  • Devonshire Clotted Cream 
  • Strawberries filled with cream ~ cut stem off then cut an x in the top of the strawberry almost to the bottom, and fill with cream.
  • Lemon Meltaways ~ a lemony version of the original recipe
  • Cream puffs
  • Short Bread Cookies 
It was our first "real" tea party. We are the only girls in the family, too, so that made it even more special. She may forget (she is so young), but I am sure that the memory is imprinted on her heart.

Make it special. Create a memory! {They grow so fast, make the most of each moment you have!}


  1. Love love love love love love love.
    did i mention I LOVE this?!?!
    What a beautiful thing to celebrate and what a way to mark it! So super special.
    Thanks for sharing it all!
    Shabbat Shalom :)
    Love Lus x

  2. That was such a beautiful tea party. I am sure she will remember it.

  3. thanks for this post. What a special day. Do you still scrapbook?

  4. What a wonderful idea! Love the little practical life activities you did with her, and that tea set is too cute!

  5. WOW! What a great graduation! Love all the hands on, real things to work with! And the paper tea set is way cute. Definitely a day she'll remember!

  6. Wonderful, wonderful works and activities! I love sugar cubes! It always makes afternoon tea feel a bit more special!! Thanks for sharing the printables from Etsy too! Kerri

  7. Yesterday I was thinking over all the memories you created with FIAR such as the duck, bunny, and much more. It's amazing.

    Um, wish I could have eaten at your tea party too:-). Looks so fun, so sweet and so delicious. You outdid yourself! Eliana is so very blessed to have such a thoughtful mother and she WILL remember this as she gets older.

    She looks beautiful in her purple and so happy too.

    I've been enjoying your series this week--you did a super job--as always!

  8. You always make the cutest snacks, lunches, tea parties, how do you think of all these things!?!

  9. Inspiring as usual, Michelle! What a blessed beloved young lady you have! : )

  10. One of my favorite posts, yet! Love this special time with our little ones.