Last August I created a tea party for one of my charges & her friends. I had an absolute blast. Not only because R & her friends loved it, but because I got to share a special past time with a new generation. For me, creating & planning parties is pure pleasure. At least once, if not twice a week we have guests over for dinner. (If you've never been invited - our door is always open. Please come and sit!) Here are a few simple guidelines to follow when creating a party, not just a tea party, but any party!
Most of the items I used were the very ones I played with growing up. I did add some fun "goodies"
for the girls - silly bands - bling bling rings - headbands - necklaces - fun things!
When it comes to food - I take the easy road. I go to my local specialty food store & buy as many pre made options as I can. Then, I assemble them, and add a couple home made items. This saves me time & I don't feel like I'm lacking in the "treat" department. Your friends are definitely not going to have a better time if you are in the kitchen, slaving away! Relax!
Using items that have meaning to you make it special. These tea cups have been in the hands of 3 generations - I can't wait to share them with generations to come.
Remember to celebrate the special things in your life. Whether that is using a tea cup that is 3 generations old, or rocking your sweet new baby in your grandmother's rocker. Life is well deserved & we are all blessed to be living it!