One of the reasons I love kids' parties is because they provide a chance to do something truly special for your child. As parents, we all know how much we love our kids, and how special we think they are, but the hustle and bustle of daily life can take away from our chance to show our kids that. Even their birthday parties often get caught up in the issues of budgets and invitations and schedules. That's why I LOVE this sweet "just because tea party." As Carly told me when she submitted the photos, she and her friend photographer Erin Johnson were talking about the little tea parties that Carly's grandmother used to throw for her and her sister. They decided to throw a backyard "just because" party for Erin's daughters. Carly made her grandmother's lemonade, used her grandmother's dishes and created all the little crafts. What a sweet way to spend a spring or summer afternoon!

little girl at tea party

excited little girls

blue tea party

food at tea party bouquet button flagged cupcakes 

homemade lemonade girl with cookie eyes bunny with sweets