When I was a kid I remember going to slumber parties and birthday parties, but never a tea party. That is until this past week.
Tim, my father-in-law told Destiny (his six year old niece) that he would make her tea and crumpets for her very own tea party.
Well what he failed to mention to the rest of the family was that we were all required to attend.
So Faith (Destiny’s mom) and I, went out and found her one of the miniature tea sets and instead of crumpets, because none of us seem to know exactly what a crumpet is except Chef Tim, we decided on having Toaster Strudels and cut them into little triangles.
Hey, the kid is six. She’ll be happier with a toaster strudel than a crumpet which is a sweet bread made out of flour and yeast ( I looked it up and the strudel sounded better to me and Faith).
So we found a pretty pink table cloth with ruffles on the edges and showed Destiny how to set a table. She pranced around the table placing her little saucers and cups down. Then the small fancy plates and napkins.
We all sat down. Seven people crowded around a small kitchen table for four. We let Destiny pass around her “crumpets” and pour “tea” (hot chocolate) into everyone’s cups.
Did I mention that these were the miniature tea sets? A sip was the entire cup. Needless to say she was refilling Timmy’s cup a lot.
As we sat there, we laughed and talked in really horrible English accents, except for me and my accent came out more Irish sounding than anything which got a laugh from everyone.
I sat back and snapped pictures of Destiny’s first tea party and ended up with some great embarrassing pictures of my husband and his dad demonstrating how to hold your pinky finger when sipping tea.
See, good things come in small packages. This time it just so happen to be in the form of a miniature tea set.