Natalie loves to have tea parties so she was very happy when Gramanana gave her an adorable tea set for her birthday in November. She has had many tea parties with brothers and dolls, but when Gramanana suggested they host a 'fancy' tea party over Christmas, Natalie was especially excited.
Gramanana gave Natalie the book Fancy Nancy Tea Party with lots of creative simple ideas for hosting a tea party using french words and fancy frilly decor. Together they chose the menu and decor. But first we all had to have fancy hats, which involved glue guns, sparkle and jewels. As you can see even the boys participated. (I think PopPop's tie is the best!)
On the table, there were flowers, handmade placemats, name cards, fancy napkins, even bejeweled utensils!
Aunt Heather helped Natalie with the food prep including crudites, fancy jelly rolls, tea sandwiches, cookies and beautifully decorated cupcakes. The kitchen was a whirlwind of activity (with lots of sprinkles of course!)
Natalie was an excellent server and insisted that we all keep our pinkies up! (She is also pretty proud of those missing teeth if you didn't notice.)
Thanks Gramanana for planning and carrying out a beautiful event!! What a special memory for all of us!