Keisha Whitaker's Holiday Tea Party

12/22/2009 at 05:00 PM ET

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On the night of a movie premiere, Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker gets all the attention.

But every year his wife, Keisha, 37, throws a Christmas tea where their three daughters — Autumn, 17, Sonnet, 13, and True, 11 — are the guests of honor.

“Teatime is like a special occasion,” says Keisha, an Oprah.com writer who got the idea after celebrating Autumn’s fifth birthday at an L.A. hotel that hosted a teddy bear tea party.

Instead of going to hotels each year, Keisha decided to bring the fun home and throw a holiday tea party for her girls, who still enjoy the tradition, even if they’re past the days of plush toys.

“It’s something they look forward to,” she says. Plus, “it gives you an occasion to dress up and spend time with each other.”

Source: PEOPLE, Holiday issue

– Jessica Herndon

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Blondiebear on

As usual I’m struggling to pick which one is Forest’s wife and which are the daughters! Keisha Whitaker would have to be one of the most stunning celebrity wives out there.

cris on

I am not sure if it is Sonnet or True, but that girl definitely has her fathers profile!

Liliana on

Forest’s daughters and wife are beautiful!

I♥CBB on

What a great idea! I ♥ Keisha Whitaker! She is the epitome of elegance and class. Her daughters are adorable! What a wonderful family! :)

{JeLisa} on

I love this.

What a great idea for a wonderful tradition with your girls. No kids yet, but if I do have girls, I’d love to start a tradition similar to this. Instead of annually, monthly, maybe, for mommy/daughter days.

Lovely family, by the way!

Taylor on

I love the name Sonnet.

Chris on

What a sweet idea!

melania on

Which is the Keisha? Seriously. They are all lovely.

J-Lin on

Kiesha is second from the left in the off the shoulder red dress. Stunning as usual.

All Women Stalker on

Those are beautiful names. And that photos is gorgeous. Frame-worthy. :)

-meream

Tiger Lily on

I like all of the girls’ names, too. Forest and Keisha managed to find names that were different but not too “out there.” Other celebs should take note.

Haylo on

The funny thing with the names is that Autumn is Keisha’s child not Forest’s. and Forest has an older son by the name of Ocean. I always thought it was hilarious that even before they got together they were on the same wavelength. Love this family

Sharon on

such a beautiful family :D

lana on

haylo – i realized that too. keisha’s the only one with a relatively common name. otherwise its forest, ocean, autumn, sonnet and true – all beautiful but unique! Keisha is honestly one of the most stunning wives out there! She looks SO young, and after three kids? WOW. Forest is definitely a lucky, lucky man. His daughters are sweet too.

g!na on

Those treats look delicious! yummy :)

l's mom on

I love the idea of a holiday tea party. It’s a nice tradition not about gifts but about being with each other. I am hoping to have a “big sister” tea party for my daughter in the spring before she becomes a “big sister”.

NW Mamma on

Thanks Keisha for the great idea to have a holiday tea party with your girl’s. I have 2 daughters 21 & 16 and we are going to start to have a girl’s tea party at least 2-3 times a year, so we can get together and just relax, chat, eat yummy goodies and not worry about calories.lol
What a beautiful Whitaker family, love all the names!

carrie on

Wow they all look the same age!!!!! Can’t tell the daughters from the mom. I love the one in the back, a tutu and bow tie. Very unique!

Dani on

Wow that’s a great idea. I got my daughter a tea set for Christmas this year. Maybe that is a good tradition to start. It works for them I see. They are all very beautiful.

Brownsugar1313 on

They are just so lovely…beautiful ladies. I love this family :)

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