Welcome to my very first tea party! I signed up for the party at Frosted Petunias awhile back and I had grand plans for yummy pastries and a variety of teas to be served on my finest china, but...
1. I am on a diet (save for my hidden-extra-Lion bar), so pastries are not allowed. Boo hiss.
2. I do not have any fine china.
3. I sustained a fairly painful hand injury during my outside Halloween decorating attempt. Really.
All this said, I still threw my tea party with one super special guest, my littlest daughter, Charlotte, who attended in her finest costume yet, a black and pink butterfly princess.
Our tea consisted of fruit gushers and Oreos (double stuffed) for Charlotte while I enjoyed (not really) a Kashi bar. Charlotte decided on the water while I selected the combination white ayurvedic chai and Samurai chai mate tea (from Teavana - love it!). We used Charlotte's fine china...a la Toys R Us. Awesome.
I'm sorry to say that I'm not great at seasonal decorating. This year, I decided to give it a go with the "straw" family my husband bought a few years. The family has seen better days, but I thought, "what the hey (or straw)," I'll put them by one of the River Birches in our front yard. Well, I got them positioned and just after receiving a "good job, I knew you had in you" from my husband, the daddy straw man fell over. As I attempted to reposition his head, he attacked me. I sustained a stab wound to my right palm. Here is the family; if you look closely, you may be able to see the BLOOD that dripped from my hand as I lovingly hammered the heads into the earth!
Even the plastic china, the Kashi bar, and the gaping hole in my hand...my first tea party was a success...for one reason....Charlotte. Her smile, Oreos stuck in her teeth and all, made it a big hit!
Now, if you want to see some real Halloween Tea Party pros, click over to Anna's place. You won't regret it!
Toodles for now!