Sunday, June 24, 2007

Let's Have a Tea Party!


When was the last time you went to a tea party? When was the last time you had a pretend tea party? Yesterday I went to a Bridal Tea. My step daughter is getting married this summer and since I hate showers I refused to do that. So, instead we had a tea party!


We were all dressed in our best party dresses. Even 5-year old Shelby had on her darling pink dress, lacy socks and white shoes with the strap across the front. We piled in, arranged our gifts and then Shelby had to try on the hats. She settled for a white one with a big flower on the front. It only came off long enough to eat.


We were treated to a delightful table laid out with fancy folded napkins, an assortment of dressings and plates full of food. We had sandwiches made with the most delicious bread. Then came the hot tea and desert. The cake was angel food with whipped cream topping. Everything was just as we had pictured it.


Angie opened her gifts: a tea pot and cup and a picture album with a heart front. Shelby was delighted with her Bridal Barbie and the heart shaped bracelet and necklace along with heart shaped sunglasses. We took loads of pictures, had lots of fun and enjoyed Angie's gifts.


As the day was winding down, we put the hat back in the box, gathered our gifts and headed for the door. It was fun pretending to have a tea party once again! Thanks to the Maple Leaf Inn for a wonderful afternoon.

4 comments:

Jen Barney said...

Kathy- My grandmother used to take me to the LS Ayres Tea Room. We would have finger sandwiches and a Shirley Temple. It was grand. I love it....

Annie said...

Hi Kathy,
I would imagine I could comment on eact piece of writing. Let's see the last time I had a tea party was last Monday afternoon....It was an old-fashioned English tea party with the tea cozy and a lovely cheesecake. It was traditional in the fact that we were all working, stopped to have tea in the middle of the day (4:00) and then back to work. I did take time to dress for the tea, of course, you know me well...
Today I am attending a fairy tea. I received a handmade invitation yesterday..so I will dress in my fairy wings and crown and carry a small sweet bouquet. Of course, I will ride my bike to the party on this little spit of an Island, Ocracoke! I will write more about it on my blog, as well...
Watch the sunrise...take a breath for life. Lou Ann

Sarah Amick said...

Miss Grace and her sister that lived across the street from my grandmother used to have tea parties with the neighborhood children. We would go and have tea, read poetry, and visit. Always using our best manners. Miss Grace smelled like a garden, and always dress in a flowered dress. She had a hanky tucked into her waistband just in case. My daughter's middle name is Grace. Oh, she was a very special lady, I developed a love for many things because of Miss Grace.

Annie said...

I wrote and told stories just last week on having tea in the old W and D's in Fort Wayne. We have a lovely old Community store here on the Island. It closed two years ago and we are trying (the core group of locals) to put in into a land trust. The cost is 5 million dollars, but it is so wonderful..old and on the water..and part of the island's heritage. Every Wednesday morning at 7:30 we tell stories on the porch steps and serve coffee. So many folks are now attending. We want to bring awareness to this amazing project we are undertaking. This Wednesday Philip will be telling as he owned it at one time in the 70's. My fairy tea party was lovely yesterday...story on blog! Lou Ann