"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Tea Party With My Children

Every now and then my children and I have a tea party. Yes..you read that right. I said, "my children"; not just "my girls".  My boys love the parties as much as my girls.

Some of you might wonder why  boys would want to have a tea party. Simple: wherever  there's food,  you'll find my boys.  :)

Even if they have to use their very best manners...and even if they have to dress up in their Sunday best.

Here are some photos of our latest tea party..


The dishes are ready.....


The Russian teacakes are ready.....(yes! we use real food!)


Time to eat!






And by the way, we drink milk instead of tea.  :)


Tea parties are a fun way to reinforce table manners -  and make memories with your children at  the same time.

Have a blessed day, friends!








linking up at Deep Roots at Home

28 comments:

  1. Lisa,
    This is great! And I'm not surprised that you all had milk instead of tea ;) Just awesome!

    Love,
    Carrie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Carrie. And how did you know we have milk instead? ;)

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  2. This is such a sweet idea, I never thought to include my boys. What a great way to teach manners!

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    1. You would be surprised how mannerly boys can become while eating with a suit and tie on, Tesha. ;)

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  3. Hi Lisa,

    I love your tea party! What a great way to teach boys manners. In the olden days boys would have came to tea... they can still do this today.

    Blessings,
    Amy jo

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    1. Sometimes I think our family still lives in the "olden days", Amy Jo. ;) And with the way our world is today, sometimes I wish it were so.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful, Lisa.

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, dear Silvia. :)

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  5. Tea Parties are my favorite! What fun and those Russian tea cakes look yummy! After visiting my husbands family in England I have developed a habit of always having to have my tea in a pot, Which I am enjoying right now as I type:)

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    1. The Russian teacakes are my children's favorite, Jacquie - even when we're not having a tea party. ;)

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  6. Well of course the boys should come to the tea party. Without them, there would be no gentlemen to pull out the ladies chairs for them. We use apple juice for our tea sometimes.

    Blessings,
    Elisabeth

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    1. Good point, Elisabeth...the boys are definitely necessary to pull out chairs for the ladies. ;)

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  7. Can we come over next time? :) Looks like soooo much fun! (my ds (13 yrs.) drinks tea, but I'm not sure he'd willingly join me and his sister for a party. Such wonderful training for a boy; Lisa, you're doing a great job!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Lisa. And you all are more than welcome to join us next time. :)
      Many blessings!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Katie. :)

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  9. LOVE it Lisa! But I'll always carry the memory of a certain little guy licking cookie crumbs off of my table. :) ~Nett

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    1. Ahh...those sweet memories of our little boys... :)
      Love you all.

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  10. What a beautiful family! I'm not sure I've seen them all in one photo before. And a wonderful idea to use tea parties to teach manners.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by, Christine. Much love to you and your family. :)

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  11. I did this a few times and it was really fun the first time but the next time they were disinterested. I didn't make them dress up though so maybe I should try again with making them dress up.

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    1. Hi Jenifer,
      The key with my children is fixing a "tea food" that they like. So when I came across the Russian teacakes recipe, I decided to try it. They loved it and that's what I serve at every tea party. :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. What a wonderful idea! I do this with my cousins sometimes. It's always a blast. Making great memories with your children :)

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    1. So glad you stopped by, Maiden Princess! I've missed your sweet comments. :)

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  13. Oh how sweet. What beautiful children! and pretty tea-setting. I just love Russian Tea Cakes. We enjoy having teas too...I look forward to the annual tea our daughters fix for me for Mother's Day. I'll have to remember to request they make Russian Tea Cakes (a planned splurge off my new healthy eatting).

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Jane...and for stopping by. Enjoy your "splurge" on Mother's Day. :)
      Blessings!

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  14. We also love tea parties - but we certainly have not done it in such style before! How lovely that your children dress in their Sunday Best for tea. I am inspired!

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  15. Thanks for stopping in, Shirley Anne. I would love to serve some of your authentic "English" at our next party, and I'm sure that we would never drink milk again! ;)

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