Our first of many afterschool teaparties.
Mar. 16, 2012 9:51 am
Updated: Mar. 22, 2012 5:42 am
My daughter and I decided to surprise Zoe (her 8 yr. old daughter) with a special after school treat on Wed. of this week. The school lets the kids out early on every Wed. We fixed up a little round table on the back deck. We put a piece of blue material
on as a tablecloth. As a centerpiece we put a craft project her and I made last week that consisted of a foam chick with an umbrella that we glued to a plastic plate that she decorated with paper "grass." Also added a little solar powered bouncing bunny we
picked up at the Health Expo I took her to last week. I picked her up from school, asked her to change her clothes while I was getting something special done. Her eyes lit up and she ran to her room to change. Meanwhile we got the table set and our "goodies"
ready. She was so excited she kept calling from her room every 30 seconds if she could come out. I had to tell her, not yet a few times. Well, it was time. She walked to the back door, saw our table and her jaw dropped and she said, "oh, gramma, we are having
a tea party"! I told her yes, it was just for her, me and her mama. We sat down and had a wonderful time just chatting about school and her cat and how the birds singing was our "music". No fancy food, just some shrimp salad, deviled eggs, pickles, olives,
pickled corn, some small brie wedges and crackers. Our drinks of choice were apple juice for her, she doesn't care for tea, and iced coffee for me and mom. She acted so grown up when asking which way to pass the dishes, I JUST guessed! She is already planning
another "event" with the other grand daughter. We do have our hats that we will be decorating and a few recipes I got out of one of the books in the AR book club. I just wanted to share how easy it is to please children and make them feel special. She makes
me feel special too.