Monday, November 15, 2010

Why I Love Tea Parties

It's finally Autumn in Arkansas, and our red maple in our front yard is absolutely awe-inspiring. How anyone can believe that there is no Divine Architect boggles my mind. Thank you, Father, for the beauty of your earth that reflects your glory! The only appropriate theme for our November tea party was THANKSGIVING. And I am so thankful for the opportunity to have theses tea parties with 10 precious girls. Now, for why I love tea parties, the title of today's post.

1. I love to decorate
Decorating is so much fun, especially decorating for autumn. My favorite colors just flow in our home. Reds, golds, greens........

Our youngest, 17 months old, cries "Punkins!" and works very hard to retrieve them from any spot in the room. She loves to throw punkins. I managed to get a picture of the table before she climbed on it to get the punkins.

2.I do love tea cups and saucers.
I do so enjoy finding them at thrift stores and garage sales. This is my newest one, our 7 year old's favorite.

3. I love my helpers.
Wait a minute.
Did she just help me because she wanted to get first dibs on the food?

3. And speaking of food...........I like food!

4. But what I love most about having tea parties is the ones who make it so special.
The older ones help the younger ones, help me plan, and keep things moving. Haley planned the craft for the party, Indian headdresses and pilgrim hats.

Busy at work!

Maggie loved her pilgrim hat.
Well, she didn't keep it on very long, but she really liked it!

These two little Indians are best friends.
Would you believe the little one is 3 months older than the tall one? Really!

Even the big girls get into the spirit of the day.

5. I love that the girls are willing to share.

Gracie gave the character sketch today on Laura Ingalls Wilder. Each month one of the girls gives a character sketch about a woman from the Bible or from history who made a difference. We loved hearing about Mrs. Wilder's life and her books.

6. I love having the opportunity to share
God's Word with these precious girls.

Our devotional was on being thankful in all situations.

How very blessed I am!

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

And have a blessed and Thankful Thanksgiving!

I'm linking to
A Stroll Through Life

Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
Tea Time Tuesday

The Plumed Pen

The Silken Purse



It was beautiful - thank you so much for sharing your tea party with us!

And the two little Indians...I DO believe it! Aleicia has a friend who is at least that much taller than she is but is almost two years younger ...

Wish we could have been there, too..


Just beautiful, loved that tea cup and your wonderful vignettes. Lokked like everyone had a great time.


Love it Gloria!! Just precious and what beautiful girls!! love you! patsy

Lady Katherine

This was one special Tea! How lovely it looks! The food, dishes! Low Tea! Oh, but the girls really took the show in their Pilgrim and Indian costumes! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time! Loved it!

Lady Katherine

I forgot to say I love the centerpiece with pumpkins on the table! I just simply love your new teacup!!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage

"Oh this is just the sweetest post EVER"... Can you see me smiling!!! and YES of course she helped BECAUSE of the "Clean Up"! Don't we ALL!!! Oh I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE that teacup&saucer...
Hugs to you, Donna

marty (A Stroll Thru Life)

What a fabulous tea party and the crafts are such a wonderful idea. The girls and all of their costumes are just so precious and cute. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

The Thrifty Designer

I'm thankful that my daughters have a grandmother who loves them so much that she will spend hours preparing for a tea party for them. Thanks for the virtues you are helping to instill in them...what a blessing you are.


Fun post with the girls, their costumes. Wonderful tea party. Happy Tea Day! (Love punkins....)


What a fantastic tea party. I love your little indians and pilgrams. So sweet. I really like all your autumn decorations. Have a super day.


What a blessing these girls are and what a blessing you are to them. That is what I think tea parties are all about. So thankful that you brought your girls to tea with us.


Wow, you have quite few people who read you. I love that you love our girls and love be girly with them. I am so thankful for YOU. I am thankful you are teaching them beauty, kindness, thankfulness, service, joy, and love.

Happy Cottage Quilter

What a fun tea party. Love seeing the children enjoying themselves.


Cranberry Morning

I'm enjoying looking at these photos a second time. I would love to have been there! So much fun. About the name Henry, we have a Henry in my husband's family line also. I try not to think of Henry VIII and the dispatched wives.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have a blessed Redeemer!

I believe the pumpkin cheesecake recipe was the October 5 blog post. I'm thinking about making it too, maybe for Saturday. :-)

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