For Lilly's 5th birthday my mom wanted to take her and a few of her friends to a tea party. Unfortunately, there was never a good weekend near her birthday but thankfully Grandma was able to pull it together for this morning.
Despite the fact that when I recently said to Shyla, "let's have a pretend tea party!" she replied, "why?" she had a great time!
Grandma had it orchestrated perfectly with hats, flowers, bracelets, and necklaces. She had pre-ordered a "Mad Hatter" for the three girls and the "Victorian" for the 4 moms.
The girls had hot cocoa (we all thought they would have chosen the raspberry lemonade considering it was 105 degrees today), ham sandwiches, 2 scones, and fruit/yogurt.
We chose a cappuccino tea and a white parisian tea. Our plates had carrot bites, a few finger sandwiches, 2 scones, and a yummy cheese bread topped with a mango salsa.
I was worried about Shyla not being old enough to enjoy it and being so young that she wouldn't behave well. I was even more worried when she fell asleep on the drive there. And I was even more worried when the waitress brought out the antique teacups and saucers for the girls.
However, I was SO PLEASANTLY surprised! She had a great time and she was very well behaved and no cups nor saucers were damaged in the process.
A happy belated birthday to Lilly and a huge thank you to Grandma for the very special day! So much fun, I think it may need to become a tradition.