When I was young I romanticized the past.
And one of my favorite things about history at that time were the pieces of furniture and things people would use during different time periods.
Especially tea sets!
While I would not want to live in any other time then the one I am in, I still truly enjoy old fashioned things.
When I was a teenager my Mom blessed me with a very special set: a Royal Albert set of teapot and teacups.
The only way we were able to get so many tea cups at the time was because Macy’s was having a sale and for some reason one teacup ran for only for $1-2 per cup and saucer! So the dear person at the register put all the teacups I wanted in for that price, we were able to get so much more than I ever dreamed! (I was able to get six teacups instead of two and it was one of the best birthday gifts ever!)
I was so excited!
I’ve had them ever since and my kids are now part of the fun!
This week was one of those special times where we decided to have a tea party!
It all started when Monkey (my middle boy) decided he would like to make muffins with Mommy.
While we talked about it, Artsie (my only daughter) asked if she could make tarts. That sounded fine to me!
Then Engineer (my oldest) got involved by saying we could do a tea party and he would help set it up. (I love that my boys enjoy tea parties just as much as Artsie and I!).
So the next day came. Monkey and I made yummy blueberry muffins from one of our kids’ cookbooks that were in the house.
(He was so happy! You should have seen him!)
I was going to make tarts with Artsie, but I realized as I was making muffins with Monkey that I wouldn’t have enough flour to allow her to make them! So I suggested to Artsie that instead of making tarts maybe she could make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, then cut them out with cookie cutters.
She jumped on it and went to work!
As she was working on the sandwiches, Engineer got to setting the table.
First by pulling out all my china from the cabinet and then worked his way around the table. He actually did a very nice job.
We then sat, prayed, and enjoyed!
Don’t those blueberry muffins look yummy?
Tea parties are a great way to get creative, cook, decorate and be with family.
Have you ever had a tea party with your family before? What are some of your favorite things to do with your kids? Feel free to comment below!
Be inspired today!
This post was originally done in March of 2015.