Making fun auntie and niece memories!

June 26, 2017

One of my favorite childhood memories is going to my aunts house. Whether is was an overnight event or just when she would watch my siblings and I for an evening, she would always make it fun and memorable.

From the moment my sister told me she was having a baby, I wanted to make fun auntie memories for all my future nieces and nephews.

My two nieces are at an age where I can start doing older things with them. Fun things where they will actual sit down and not get up after 5 seconds. But, I know thats part of being a kid so the fact that I can put together little events now is so exciting.

When my sister and I were younger, we were given this vintage tea set. And it was the most beautiful thing I ever saw…said from my 8 year old self.  It was glass and having little siblings around all the time, it rarely came out of its box. Then, my sister and I grew up, went off to college and then she got married.  Years later, the tea set ended up in my room. I didn’t mind that at all 🙂

 I knew I was going to be babysitting my nieces one night and wanted to make it a memorable time at Mimi’s house. So, without having to spend a lot of money, I knew a girly tea party would be perfect for them. I bought a little box of cookies to go with the tea. Normally, I would bake the cookies with my nieces, but grad school is sucking away my extra time. And to say they had a blast would be an understatement. There is nothing more wonderful then hearing your nieces say, “this is the best tea party ever Mimi.” Yep. Heart. Exploded.

I’m learning more and more as time goes on that they are so many non expensive ways to make fun memories as an Aunt. Simply, looking through your closet or finding things that you have saved from your childhood can be so much fun to share with the little nieces and nephews in your life.

 

 What are some fun things you’ve done an aunt with your nieces or nephews? I’m always up for more ideas!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Devon June 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I love this! We are getting ready to move so my kids are spending as much time with their aunt as possible.

    • Reply Mimi's Open Heart June 27, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you for your sweet comment. I hope they have a wonderful time with their aunt:)

  • Reply Bailey June 27, 2017 at 5:10 am

    These are such wonderful memories. I hope I can be this kind of niece.

  • Reply Stacey June 27, 2017 at 12:45 am

    This is such a sweet idea! My mom’s a twin, so I spent a lot of time at her house when I was young.. When I was really little, my mom told me that I couldn’t even tell the difference between them! I loved doing special things with my aunty and I’ll definitely do this for my neices and nephews one day too =)

    • Reply Mimi's Open Heart June 27, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you for sharing your sweet comment 🙂 So wonderful to see others want to make memories with nieces or nephews!

  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio June 26, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I love this post! My niece is visiting this week so the timing of reading this is spot on. And guess who my nieces and nephews know me as ? Mimi! Thanks for encouraging and inspiring lots of aunties to make time to make special memories. 🙂 ~Michele@hellolovelystudio

    • Reply Mimi's Open Heart June 27, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you for your sweet comment!! Us Mimi’s have to stick together and make wonderful memories 🙂 I hope you enjoy their visit!!!

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