Time For Tea!
As kids, we all have a wonderful memory of my Grandma Tita. She was throwing us tea parties since I can remember. Every time we were at her house we had a tea party. We sat at a tiny table, drank out of tiny tea cups. We even had tiny sandwiches that were sometimes in the shape of animals. It was also not uncommon that we had a tea party 3 times a day for breakfast lunch and dinner. I always remember the smell of the cookie jar, because of course what is a tea party without a cookie on the side of your cup.
We all enjoy tea to this day. Even though I have boys, it will not stop me from having tea parties with them.
|I told him you have to dress up for tea|
1. Recipes – Our favorite tea room closed, but you can still find their loose tea and fabulous, can’t live without, recipes.
2. A tea pot. Any kind will do.
3. Fun cups and saucers – I love an unmatched set. Try antique stores, garage sales and the Goodwill… or here’s a cute unbreakable and eco-friendly set for your little ones.
4. Sugar cubes (always cubes) from you local grocery store, or get really fancy with these!
5. Cream – for the English tea lovers we use real cream.
6. Loose tea – there is a big difference between loose and the stuff in bags
7. Infuser – so you don’t have tea leaves in your water. This is the most common type, but they also come in all kinds of fun shapes…like this one (a Robot! – perfect for my boys).
As grown ups we maintain the tradition by going to tea rooms. A tradition that my mom started for my sister and I.
Starting our own traditions
|Tea Parties make lifetime memories.|
|Super excited about the sugar cubes!!|
|You are never too young for tea