A Toddler Tea Party to Celebrate Royal Check

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My Dress {wearing size small} | Maxi’s Dress | My Earrings | Gucci Belt | Shoes | Royal Check Collection {c/o} | Maxi’s Bear | Picnic Basket | Similar Topiaries | Jar | photography by: Angie Garcia

A few weeks ago, I started to have picnic-style tea parties with Maxi in our dining room. It was part bribery to get her to eat lunch and the other part imagination to make use of our dining room as we haven’t found a dining table just yet. So when MacKenzie-Childs asked if I would photograph their new Royal Check collection, I knew just how I wanted to do it!

My admiration for blue and white pottery runs deep. One of my bridal showers was even themed with ginger jars. So many of my pottery pieces are antiques from that event like the ones holding my topiaries on the buffet. When I heard about Royal Check back at Camp MacKenzie-Childs, I started dreaming up ways I wanted to incorporate it into my existing decor. A teapot with peonies, a squashed pot next to my canisters, place settings on our kitchen table, etc. The options seemed endless, just like with a toddler tea party!

On regular days when we are trying to pass the time in 100-degree temperatures, I fluff out an old quit, whip out sandwiches, and we have a tea party with her stuffed animals. Maxi can be a grazer while eating a meal, so it works out perfectly. We don’t have to be in a sea of peonies to enjoy it, in fact, we are in pajamas half the time. But that’s what made this shoot so fun! It was the last week to grab peonies at Trader Joe’s so, why not make it memorable?!

Some of her favorite tea party options:

  • Sprinkle Sandwiches– I cut the crust off peanut butter sandwiches and dip the sides in colorful sprinkles.
  • Toddler Crostinis– I slice a baguette, top with almond or peanut butter, and then place sliced bananas on top.
  • Watermelon Salad– This one is more for me, but she’ll take a few bites! I slice watermelon, cherry tomatoes, and drizzle in a bit of olive oil, with basil, salt, pepper, and feta! It’s a salad I crave in the humid temperatures.
  • Maxi loves this caffeine-free tea I get off Amazon.
  • A cookie jar filled with sprinkle cookies from her favorite bakery.

Do you have a lot of blue and white pieces in your home, as well?! What’s your favorite MC pattern?

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  1. Oh my gosh, the cutest plates and cutlery! Looks like a really fun party! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 02 Jul 19Reply
  2. Marian Richards wrote:

    Oh so pretty!!!!! I love the whole look!! Blue and pink!! Peonies are my favorite too!!! Loved seeing it all!!

    Published 02 Jul 19Reply
  3. Amber wrote:

    This post is so aesthetically pleasing holy cow! Love it!

    Published 02 Jul 19Reply
  4. Shannon Mahanna wrote:

    I love MC! My favorite pattern is Flower Market. I have my eye on the teapot next. For as long as I can remember, my mom has decorated with blue and white ginger gars. I told her they are becoming popular now and she was like “oh I’ve had those for agessssss!” I love that you and Amy Beth are rocking them! Also, the China pattern that we always ate off as kids was called “blue willow” and your ginger jars and the royal check remind me of those place settings!!!

    Published 19 Jul 19Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      I ADORE the Flower Market print- it just makes me so happy! Aw yes, Amy Beth and I bond over our love of blue and white. I will have to look up the blue willow China. I could collect all the blue and white. 🙂 Thank you for reading! xo, Katey

      Published 14 Aug 19Reply