I mentioned in my Mother's Day tea party memories that I would try to find the source of the Teddy Bear Tea Party idea. Well, I found it!
In mom's collection is a children's book called The Tea Party Book, by Lucille Recht Penner. This book has a whole bunch of "theme" tea party ideas, recipes and activities for children's tea parties. And one of them is the Teddy Bear Tea Party.
Other than the name and the bringing of teddy bears to the party, we didn't use any of the other ideas in this book. I kind of wish we had. We could have made teddy bear cookies and eaten on teddy bear place mats. We could have worn brown cardboard teddy bear ears on our heads and been truly silly. Alas, we were only half as silly as we could have been. But that was still an admirably high degree of silliness, if I do say so myself.
I also found this sweet little piece of artwork while setting up one of my affiliates. "Teddy Bear Tea Party", by artist Stewart Sherwood. I thought I'd get one for each of my nieces, in remembrance of that party and how much fun we had. It's not the same as having photos, but it's close.
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