I loved having tea parties with my dolls and stuffed animals as a child. We never actually drank tea (at least not hot tea!) in my house, but tea parties were all the rage. We have photos of me dressed up in my finest (including a miniature mink stole, if you can believe it…) sipping tea with my favorite stuffed friends.
I know it is cliche, but I’ve been really looking forward to having tea parties with Darah. And I’m happy to report that they’ve just started happening! Yay!!!
We’ve been using the Best Pals Tin Tea Set. It comes with service for 4, a serving tray and of course, a tea pot. Everything fits inside a cute carrying case, which makes it easy to take with you on play dates!
Our background music for high tea has been the Best Pals Sing Together cd, and it is delightful! The sound is simple and very singable, and you’ll recognize many of the tracks, such as Sing, Sing a Song, Candy Man, and Anything You Can Do. Kathy and Janet Lennon sing on the album, along with Janet’s three granddaughters!
Kathy and Janet are sisters, and they have been singing together professionally since they were in middle school in the 1950s, but their memories of playing with special dolls made by their Nana goes back even further than that! Inspired by their special dolls, they have created a line of products to encourage creative play in children and to celebrate their own special bond as sisters.
Several different dolls are available at their shop, but the one I am excited to highlight today is Danny. It is unfortunately still not very easy to find a little boy doll. I remember “My Buddy” from the 1980s when I was a child, but I don’t think he’s being made anymore. As Darah has become more interested in dolls, I want to make sure that every single doll she has to look like her. So I was really thrilled to see Danny as an option on this site. Isn’t he precious? He comes with a little lovey of his own and a teddy bear to cuddle. Darah loves to rock him.
I also love that Kathy and Janet have a line of doll clothes, paper dolls and mini dolls. The look of their products is very old-fashioned, but in a very good way! I know Danny will have a special place in Darah’s heart, and the tea parties we will have are going to have a very special place in mine.
Buy it!: The Best Pals dolls are very reasonably priced at $24.95 each. While you are picking out your favorite, be sure to check out all their other offerings!
Win it!: One VERY lucky Stuff Parents Need reader is going to win one Best Pals doll, a Tea Set and a CD! The value of this prize is $75!. The contest will run until June 19th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me the Best Pals doll you like the best, and choose wisely, as you will get that doll if you win!
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Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.