Tea Party!

This past Monday I had a real live tea party, with a real live guest - our granddaughter! She was so excited and helped me plan the food, etc.

Do you remember last year (February 16, 2011) I posted the tablescape above lamenting that our granddaughter never came to our house when they visit Florida. They live in Knoxville and usually when they come to FL they go to Disney and have us go there, instead of staying with us.
Well, it has finally happened, they came here for a few days during spring break and Elisabeth and I were alone one afternoon and had our tea party together!!

I was able to use the same theme using these two Beauty and the Beast tea sets.
I bought these tea sets long ago at TJ Maxx and Ross at good prices!

Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, as a little girl was the centerpiece.
I also added a little "table" (plant stand) with Mrs. Potts tea pot and a cream and sugar bowl beside her:

My yellow Fiesta every day china was perfect with the little tea set plates:
Yellow tablecloth and napkins, and yellow handled flatware.

Elisabeth loves turkey so we had turkey sandwiches shaped like butterflies:
She also loves sliced apples and suggested we have those as well:

Cookies for dessert:

Elisabeth has a real Scotty dog and these shortbread cookies delighted her:

She also wanted "real tea!"
So --
Teddy bear tea:
The "real tea" was served in a real tea pot:

And she drank the real tea from a real china tea cup!

Elisabeth's place:
She was thrilled about using sugar lumps and just about used a dozen of them!! LOL!

KK's place (my grandchildren call me KK.)

Each of us had two short bread cookies, two sugar wafers, and two of the new Girl Scout Savannah Smiles lemon cookies! Yum!

And, yes, KK let her eat a sugar lump!!! LOL!

Elisabeth took Belle and the tea sets home along with a bag of sugar lumps and some teddy bear tea so she can have a tea party with her little friend when she comes to play!
The "plastic" tea slips just so far from the tea pot (then retracts back inside the spout when the tea pot is upright again!

Mrs. Potts is adorable, when you tip her to pour you push the knob on the lid and it makes a gurgling sound as you pour the “tea.” Belle sings several sweet songs.

It was a fun and enjoyable time for both Elisabeth and KK, and she'll have memories to last. I took many pictures for her photo album!

Isn't Belle beautiful!

Thanks to Kathleen for hosting her new dishing party! Click on her name for lots more inspiration!


Connie said...

I truly hope when our Miss Caroline is old enough I can have parties with her, sweetpea. What a fun thing to do. But great grandkids are much funner than the grands for sure!

kitty said...

What a fun tea party you had!! I know your granddaughter will have such happy memories of that. I have that same tea set for my granddaughters!! We need to have a tea party soon.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is just so sweet! I hope I have a Granddaughter some day!

Marlis said...

tea parties with granddaughters are amazing. I love sweet tea sets. It's darling that she would help you plan.. thanks for sharing.. xo marlis

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Katherine, I don't know exactly what it is that is so appealing to little girls about having tea parties, but they do enjoy it so much! It looks like you had a wonderful time and that tea set is sooo clever and cute! Sugar lumps are always a nice touch! Linda

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet tea party Katherine!

Anonymous said...

What a delightful way to spend the afternoon with your precious granddaughter. My DD and I loved Beauty and the Beast... it is still a favorite after alllll these years. Wonderful memories to treasure for both of you.

Visiting from Let's Dish.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Cute, beyond cute. I remember this set...and how sweet that she now has it. I have a china set just waiting for my grand one day and it is going to be soon...I think she is old enough now!!

Rosemary said...

Such fun! So very cheerful! and you are creating some very special memories! Perfect!

bj said...

When my girl was little and then grandgirls, we had tea parties. Such sweet sweet memories.

Your tea is adorable.

Marigene said...

Looks like Elizabeth and KK had a fun afternoon together! She is adorable and the perfect age for tea parties. Cute little tea pot!

Debbie said...

It's official. I am crowning you Grandma of the Week! That is absolutely adorable to me. Someday I hope and pray I have grandchildren so I can do fun things. GrandDAUGHTERS would be an extra delight because you get to do stuff like this.

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Dear Katherine,
What fun! Love those shortbread Scotties! Lovely, lovely blog ~ I'm a new follower!
Anne ♥

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

How sweet! Looks like you both had a great time at the tea party. Just love it!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

How sweet! Looks like you both had a great time at the tea party. Just love it!

Kathleen said...

That is so sweet! So glad you got to have your tea party, and share it with us! What a cute tea set. I love your pale yellow flatware , so soft. Have to go back to see if you said where you got it!
Thanks so much for bringing this to Let's Dish, so cute! Your gd is adorable!

Adrienne said...

What fun! Your table was lovely. Fit for a princess! I need to have a tea party with my granddaughters.