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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Hot Summer Day Tea Party & Fairy Gardens

A tea party on a very hot summer day can be a delight in spite of the heat.Just ask 4 of my granddaughters.
I was in eastern Washington last week,for a week, caring for our youngest son & his wife's home & pets, and also caring for our oldest son's 4 daughters.I combined the two duties for some fun for all of us. A summer tea party and making fairy gardens at our youngest son & wife's home.( The pets got lots of treats and loving)
I planned this tea party before I left home ( a 6 hour drive away). I packed my butterfly teacups, a pink teapot, and a multicolored tablecloth.The menu was to be whatever seemed good for the weather and / or the busyness of my week there.(Note the chair in the back right made of horseshoes by our youngest son, a farrier.)
When the day of the tea party arrived, it was at least 100 degrees.I almost decided naps in the shade would be the plan for the day but the expectant faces of 4 granddaughters would not allow for wilting.They do very well in the heat so what was my problem? Mint tea, ham & cheese sandwiches, and lots of watermelon were perfect.Plus, pink lemonade, ice water, and a shady porch!
All 4 girls made their own fairy gardens. This is the garden our youngest granddaughter made. She insisted on this dolphin for hers.The girls all painted their own birdhouses and planted and arranged their own gardens.
I love the way each of my grandchildren seem to know what they like and how they want to arrange things when we embark on a project.
The girls moved the fairy gardens to their home, hopefully in a place not too sunny where they will flourish.I know the girls were pretty excited about their gardens, and the tea party. We even had ice cream after we were done planting the fairy gardens. And , no, we did not forget the fairies, they will be in their gardens soon.
Cheers, and keep cool!



Debbie said...

I had no idea it gets so hot there. 103 here yesterday. Kids seem so resilient to the heat. I need a pool for resilience! So wonderful that you were able to go and stay. They are growing up so quickly and are all beautiful. And I know they love their grandma.

A.K.W. said...

How nice! I had a tea party with my sister and our friends in August 1995 and we even had a guest book which I still have, we had all the tea party fixings, petite fours, etc. and we made hats and wore fancy dresses still have pictures of it somewhere.


Eggs In My Pocket said...

Your granddaughters are so cute and sweet! What a fun time it looks like you all had!

Connie said...

Looks like so much fun and great company too! Your granddaughters are all adorable.

Dolores said...

I give you the grandmother award for the fun and love you give your beautiful grandchildren!!
What fun!!!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love tea parties that include the youngest members of the family! Watermelon was a perfect choice for the hot day you had! So much fun!

LindaSue said...

Tea parties and fairly gardens - altogether a wonderful plan for summer day with beautiful little girls.

Anonymous said...

Such precious moments to remember for a lifetime.