My sweet granddaughter mentioned recently when she was leaving my house, that she loved my teacups, and wondered if we could have a tea party. Well, this grandmother was so ecstatic and said that of course we could!
Ella was excited to wear a pretty dress, and she had her toenails and fingernails polished, and her hair curled with her beachwave curling wand. She also brought a cute purse. Shes filling up our mini food safe pots with pudding for our dirt cake, by squeezing it from a plastic bag, with a hole in the corner. She's wearing an apron to protect her pretty dress. I decided to wear a pretty dress, too, and we couldn't believe that we both had chosen pink!
Ella chose to have our tea party in the garden. I let her choose the tablecloth, and the china pieces. We used cloth napkins and Ella put the pillows for each chair. We used my wedding crystal for our water, and Ella squeezed lemon into each goblet. We decided to add some of my pastel sugar cubes to the lemon water to make some lemonade!
Our menu consisted of tiny buns filled with turkey and gouda cheese, cucumbers with a topper of herbed cheese, and garnished with fresh herbs from the garden, carrot sticks, and grape tomatoes with ranch dip. Ella is such a good eater and this was all foods that she loved. Ella used my crinkle veggie cutter to cut the carrots and cucumbers.
She wanted to use this special teapot and matching teacups that dear friends gave to me.
Our mini dirt cakes were so yummy! All we used was vanilla instant pudding, mixed with 1 and 1/2 cups milk, and then some Cool Whip folded in. One crushed up Oreo was enough "dirt" to top the little pots of pudding. We planted the pots with faux silk flowers, that I had cleaned. Ella put the tiny tea spoons into the pots.
Isn't she darling? Ella wanted to know how I got started with collecting teacups. I explained that my late Great Aunt Kitty painted 6 sets for me, which consisted of teacups, saucers, and luncheon plates, that she gave me as a shower gift, and now people know that I love tea, and they gift me with teacups. We both enjoyed our tea party so much that we have so many more parties planned with different themes. Ella is already planning what she wants to wear to each. We are both looking forward to our next tea time together. We will be creating more memories together.
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