Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Heartfelt Tea Party
Even boys like a good tea party! Here our oldest grandson pours a cup of "tea" ( root beer) for our youngest grandson. Yes, I let even the toddlers drink from my china teacups, and not one of my teacups has been broken by a grandchild thus far.
Our youngest granddaughter is visiting us for awhile and we decided to have a Valentine's Day Tea Party . We invited our daughter and her 4 children for a sweet-filled and fun day.
Our daughter's oldest daughter made these doily place-cards using cut-outs from garden catalogs and pasting scripture from the Bible regarding the word "heart". Have you ever checked out how much the Bible has to say about our hearts? "For God knows the secrets of the heart." Psalm 44:21b
Before the tea party I placed a selection of teacups alongside the frosted cupcakes. I told everyone to select their own teacup....
The table was laden with a simple selection of sandwiches : egg salad, tuna, peanut butter & jelly, and just plain jelly. Obviously, dessert was cupcakes with pink frosting and lots of candy.
...and spent the rest of the day as best friends, clinking their cups together,talking , laughing , eating, and giggling together....My featured teacup is Royal Grafton, Bone China, Made In England, and was chosen by our oldest grandson. The Grandson who is already a kind and loving big brother,son, cousin, grandson. The Grandson who is already a hard worker.The Grandson who really loves his cup of root beer, even when it is being sipped out of one of my favorite teacups !
I love having our grandchildren over to play with me. I love watching them grow up and seeing their character develop. All too soon they too will be grown-ups and I hope they remember it is a very good thing to enjoy tea parties sipping root beer, tea, and hot coco out of real china teacups and saucers and eating peanut butter & jelly sandwiches served on fine china with Grandmas and cousins. Maybe one day in the not too distant future they will invite me to a tea party with their children..won't that be a joyous tea party? "So remove vexation from your heart and put away pain from your body, because childhood and the prime of life are fleeting." Ecclesiastes 11:10