It’s a Snowman Hot Cocoa Tea party!

Hi everyone!

Today the princess and I are having our own little hot cocoa tea party. I picked up some fun snowman Christmas tea things at the thrift store and every since I washed everything and had it sitting on a countertop, the princess has been asking if we could use them for a tea party. So, that is what we are doing tonight! She doesn’t know yet. In a couple of hours we are going to go to our little city’s Christmas parade where we will welcome Santa to town. Santa will officially light the Christmas tree at the community center. I thought afterward, when we get home, this would be the perfect little surprise treat.

She is taking a nap right now, so I can set it up to take pictures for you then I will put it away until this evening.

snowman tea and parade 2011 003 All the snowman things in this setting are from the thrift store.snowman tea and parade 2011 005My cute little Frosty the Snowman teapot.

snowman tea and parade 2011 006These snowmen mugs just make me smile!

snowman tea and parade 2011 007Gotta have some snowman plates to enjoy some cookies on!

snowman tea and parade 2011 001Have you tried these new cookies from Kroger yet? They are called The Truly Awesome Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies” . I had the chance to try them through Bzz Agent. They are good!

snowman tea and parade 2011 008As you can see, they have nice big chocolate chips in them. No wimpy little chiplets!

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     Warm vanilla candles are perfect for this setting.

snowman tea and parade 2011 015snowman tea and parade 2011 020snowman tea and parade 2011 004A fun little sledding snowman candle holder from Yankee Candles.

snowman tea and parade 2011 010We bundled up and went to the parade. We live in a very small community but, we had a fun parade this year! Everybody was decked out and lit up with Christmas lights including our high school band!  All their instruments had Christmas lights on them and they played fun Christmas songs.

snowman tea and parade 2011 054Santa and his elves arrived tossing out candy. They are heading to our Community Center so Santa can receive the key to the city and light the Christmas tree!

snowman tea and parade 2011 062  The band gathered at the gazebo and played Christmas Carols for awhile and everyone sang along.

snowman tea and parade 2011 059 It was a fun family night. I even wore my denim snowman shirt tonight. :)

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These are the kind of things that I love about the holidays. Making wonderful everlasting memories!

I am joining:

Blue Monday

Tea for Two

Tea Time Tuesday

Table Top Tuesday

Nifty thrifty Tuesday


  1. Oh How fun..I'm sure the Princess loved the lights..and the tea party with Momma...

  2. BEWARE! When you're not looking, I'm stealing those SNOWMEN PLATES and MUGS. LOL They are so-oo precious. I LOVE them, really I do. ENJOY! Nothing but ugly Santa ones here. Take care.

  3. What a cute and oh so sweet tea party setting. I know the Princess enjoyed every moment of the parade and then her sweet surprise. This is the fun part of Christmas! hugs, Linda

  4. Diane, you amaze me with your tablescapes. I can not believe these are thrifted items! How sweet is this tea scape! I am glad you had a nice family outing with your little princess!

  5. How wonderful! I love the snowman mugs. I also like the sleigh you put the cookies in. Sounds and looks like you live in the town they always show in warm Christmas movies. I am glad you enjoy it and share the beauty with your child. The tea party will be a special treat! Peace.

  6. Small town parades are the best! There is a Christmas parade next weekend in the small town next to ours.

    Your snowman hot cocoa and tea party looks fabulous. What fun snowman finds you have included. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite so those Kroger cookies sound yummy. I bet you and the Princess had a super fun time!

  7. What a special treat! You're a good mommy.

    Happy Blue Monday to you, Diann!

  8. What a sweet idea, I love the cocoa tea and the china is perfect. I know it was such a treat to see her eyes all lit up at the Christmas parade! Thanks for sharing part of your traditions.

    The French Hutch

  9. Everything is so cute. What a great thrift store you have. Love the mugs and especially the sled votive.
    I know the princess was excited. Such memories you are building.

  10. Sounds and looks like a very fun time!

  11. Beautiful blues.

    Come see the Blue at my page when you get a chance. Thank you!

  12. This was the perfect winter tea party! It is definetly here! IN the below zero temps already! Brrr....
    Love the snowmen tea set! So sweet!
    Great photos!
    Hugs Anne

  13. I love those snowman mugs, & setting. Pat

  14. What fun! Snowmen and hot chocolate ... can't be beat!!! Happy Tea Day!

  15. Hello Diann,
    What a sweet post. I'm sure your daughter enjoyed every minute of it. You're making wonderful memories for her. Your Frosty teapot and mugs are just adorable and perfect for a tea with your little one or anyone for that matter! Thanks so much for sharing this with us and joining my Christmas Tea. Wishing you a delightful week and a Merry Christmas.

    Christmas blessings,

  16. Yummy cookies..

    Visiting for BM! Hope you can visit mine too..

  17. Hello Diann,
    what a fun to have with your princess a little hot cocoa tea party. The mugs and china are so cute for that purpose. It looks like a delightfull afternoon and will last for ever in the memories of your princess.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  18. Diann, I love the snowman plates, mugs and teapot! Simply adorable! I loved your posting of your December thrifty tablescape, too. You really know how to put together a pretty table on a budget, Diann.
    Merry Christmas!

  19. Cookies and chocolate, parades and snowmen! What fun. Bet you had a great time. Happy Advent :)


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