Kuten perjantaina mainitsinkin, oli meillä ilo saada ystäväni ja hänen tyttärensä kylään viikonloppuna. Pidimme teekutsut ja myös tyttöjen Corolle-nuket oli kutsuttu juhlimaan ( en muistanut kuvata suloisia nukkeja, mutta rehellisyyden nimissä todettakoot, että ne eivät kyllä yhtä lukuunottamatta saaneet kovinkaan paljoa huomiota tai edes mielikuvitus teekupposta näissä juhlissa). Pienet ladyt käyttäytyivät oikein mallikaasti ja lähtivät sitten yhdessä leikkimään kun jatkoimme ystäväni kanssa keskustelua pöydän ääressä.
Last weekend I and the girls hosted a tea party for my friend and her daughter. The girl´s dolls were also invited but truth be told only one poor doll got a cup of imaginary tea. But the little ladies behaved well, all enjoyed more than one cup of strawberry tea and they managed to pour their own milk from a little silver jug and eat plenty of little star and heart shaped sugar cubes along the way. My girls were so excited about planning the party. They both sat with me to scroll through my Pinterest board about tea parties and were happy to go through the etiquette. They also wanted to help set the table and came with me to the bakery to choose the petit four. Cotton Candy even remembered to apply what she had learned about the etiquette. She was also the designated tea pourer and took her job with the pink tea pot in to heart. But I think even the 3 year olds managed very well. After they had tasted a little of everything they went to play and my friend and I got to sit at the table and chat with more tea and pink bubbles. We had a really great time. I even remembered to take a few photos before we started eating. Although not from the whole table scape as the little girls had already seated themselves and started drinking their rose scented lemonade…
The girls and I got some great hostess gifts like this book the girls loved. Planning a tea party was a lot of fun and it´s such a great way to spend time together. Did you know there are many different ways to have tea? High tea is more of a meal and always includes a cooked dish ( for example a steak and kidney pie) and bread and butter. It should include a dish with meat. Afternoon tea is what we had minus the champagne. If you serve champagne at the beginning or sherry at the end it´s called a royale tea. Low tea is served on low chairs and a low table for example sitting on the sofa and serving the tea there on the coffee table. Cream tea is a simple tea served with the scones, preserves and clotted cream. Celebration tea includes a celebratory cake, although cake can be served with afternoon tea too like the traditional Victoria sponge cake with strawberries and cream.
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