Tom Brady's go-to receiver Wes Welker kicked off the NFL season by throwing a little party for his family and friends ... complete with a pint-sized wait staff, that Welker specifically requested.
Welker knows a thing or two about being the short guy -- he's listed at 5'9" ... which means he's probably closer to 5'8".
Still, sources connected to Welker tell TMZ ... when the New England Patriots stud was putting together a party back in September, he contacted the service company and asked to have a couple of little people on the wait staff.
The company delivered -- and we're told Welker was super happy with the service. One source who attended the party tells us Welker was "really nice" to everyone ... and probably got a kick out of not being the shortest guy in the room.
TMZ reached out to Welker's rep ... so far no word back.
NFL Superstar Wes Welker
Call In the Little People!!!
11/10/2011 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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