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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fairy- Garden Tea Party

"Fairies sweet they will be, dancing under the bower, hung by a tree. Pink and swirling to and fro, Oh where oh where will these pixies go? "Colleen Mullaney
The granddaughters helped host a tea party and decided a Flower Garden theme would be nice.Every garden needs butterflies, and fairies! Here is one of my butterfly teacups. I love this set of teacups, the background color of each teacup is different.The teacups come in a set of six , they are labeled "CLASSIC, coffee & tea. Made In China ". I purchased them from Amazon.com. These are my most-used set of teacups because the grandchildren love them.
Our oldest granddaughter made these cupcakes all by herself. She told me to make sure the gummy worms I bought were NOT sour. After she baked the cupcakes she inserted a gummy worm into each one.
She frosted around the worms using a Ziploc bag with a corner cut out as her frosting dispenser.
She also set a tea table for the dolls. There will be six dolls for tea.
The granddaughters set the table outside under a pop-up shelter, it might rain or be too sunny and great-grandparents shouldn't sit under rain or the hot sun. The fairies danced and swirled over the tables.Notice the varied colors of the teacups. Little boys love the frog- green and pumpkin- orange colors. Cupcakes, ice water with a skewer of blueberries and mint for delicate flavoring. Mint tea in the teapot under the tea-cozy. Barbecue potato chips to go with the sandwiches ~ egg salad, chicken salad, tuna, and the all time favorite, peanut butter & jelly.
Let the tea party begin! All 8 of our grandchildren enjoying a tea party with their great-grandparents and me, this is a true blessing to be savored and remembered.
A butterfly came for tea and fluttered around and on the nearby pink flocks throughout the day.
Each little girl took one of the fairies home and the 2 little boys took home a small teddy bear holding a butterfly. Fairies, cupcakes, teddy bears, flowers and butterflies are special and sweet, but none are sweeter or more special than the children who dream about them , read and tell stories about them, then throw their arms around me and give me big kisses before they skip away to play with each other, my grandchildren, the most amazing little beings at the fairy -garden tea party. Please be sure to check out what is going on around Blog-Land on Tea Time Tuesday by clicking onto the links below.


Anonymous said...

Good Morning Kathy, You know how I love butterflies! Your oldest granddaughter's cupcakes look delicious and her apron is really cute. Looks like the dolls enjoyed tea also! Precious pictures of time spent together. Little J's expression eating his cupcake is adorable. Wishing you all a great day. Mildred

Anonymous said...

Very nice and how fun!



Farmgirl Cyn said...

Ooh, Kathy! What precious memories your grandchildren will have! They will never forget these special times you helped to create for them...

Dolores said...

All of your grandchildren are so beautiful and look so happy. Who wouldn't be happy having a fairytale tea party like they're having.....how blessed!!

Where did you find those adorable little fairy dolls...... they're so cute!

I see why the children love the butterfly tea set..... they're so pretty!!!

Snap said...

The butterfly cup and saucer are perfect for a fairy garden tea party. The little fairies are so cute and your granddaughters are too! What fun and wonderful memories you are making with them.

Beth said...

I love, love, love your fairy tea! Your fairies are cute and your granddaughters adorable. I was at our Iowa State Fair recently and in the garden there is a little fairy garden with a fairy cottage. A little girl was bent down intently looking inside the cottage (presumably for fairies!) What fun!
Blessings, Beth

Pondside said...

That must have been a special afternoon, Kathy! You and your grands have such lovely tea parties.
Did you make your tea cosy? I have a bolt of that fabric, bought about 13 years ago, that is going to be turned into a slip cover.

Suz said...

This is one of the cutest posts I have ever seen. You are so lucky to have those darling grandchildren. I love the cup...just perfect for little girls. Please come and visit my site if you have time. I am barely into this addiction!

Deanna said...

Sweet blessings to you today!
What a great Tea Party!
So neat that the children took home a gift.
Lovely Table setting.

The cupcakes look delicious and I can pretend to be eating one right now! The first time i saw a gummy worm in pudding i thought it was such a neat idea. I have no imagination with gummy worms, but i snagged the idea and have fun.

x Kathy for coming by and sharing a comment. I enjoy hearing from you.

God bless,

Cynthia said...

You have a beautiful blog. I came over here from Artful Affirmations. . .love the story of your grandchildren and the tea party. I became a grandma myself for the first time in May, and I cannot wait for my precious little one to be big enough to do the same.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, how delightful, Kathy! I adore the fairies and your little garden tea is so sweet with all the little folk gathered round. Adorable family! Thanks so much for sharing this darling tea with Tea Time and have a lovely week.


Zaa said...

OMG what a delightful little tea party...Everything looks so magical..It's a tea time to remember ..Too cute !!!!..Thanks for sharing ..HUGS

Terri said...

Oh how fun is this! A fairy tea party for the whole family! Your granddaughter has done a fabulous job creating a tea. She is a real sweetie.

Connie said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day making memories with your precious grandchildren. Looks like it was a lovely tea party indeed!

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Kathy, These are all lovely pictures. What a wonderful time must of been had by all. Wish I was little so I could of attended. Smiles...Lu

Carol............. said...

You are just great! Your grandkids must totally adore you.

And who doesn't LOVE fairies...?

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Kathy: I have missed you this summer. I am so glad you are back. Your Grandchildren has grown since the last time I saw them. They are beautiful. I love the tea cups. Blessings, Martha

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How sweet and precious! So glad that had such a pretty and fun time! blessings,Kathlee

Concetta said...

What a glorious party! I love those hanging fairies! I am so glad you shared this adorable post and gave me more inspirations for
Have a wonderful weekend!

PeregrineBlue said...

just came back from mexico to find these sweet post with all the grandkids. family is the best. i spent a week with 7 of mine plus my brothers dog cora and it was memorable.
i love coming home to all the new blog posts from my dear friends.
still working on the letter to you.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a delightful tea party with some of your favorite people...ahhh, the memories! So glad to stop by for a visit, Kathy, and hoping you're enjoying the fruits of the season.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kathy,

This is all so precious! I loved seeing and reading about it all, but a garden tea party with wormy cupcakes just "takes the cake!"

Thanks for sharing your day with us; the kids did the most wonderful job, and you are the best grandma ever.

Kathy M.