Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Tea Party



A Christmas blessing

Our tea party today was themed around the true meaning of Christmas, and a focus on not just the babe in the manger, but the Risen Lord. I loved hearing the children telling their favorite Christmas memories, gifts, things about the season. Interestingly, their favorite gifts were not large elaborate ones, but things that had real meaning to them. They talked about how much they love to give and how they loved to watch faces as others opened their gifts. I had to laugh at our 6 year old who was determined to spiritualize everything we discussed. It doesn't take long for them to determine what they think you want and then try to brown nose their way into your life. Not bad, Bubbles!




The daughters brought food, so this was an easy tea party.

The oreo cookie bon bons were a big hit!

One can't have a tea party without tea. Today we had "Christmas tea."

The girls loved having an ornament exchange. One of the 4 year olds wanted the ornament that she brought, and fortunately I had it and gave it to her.


All of us wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It is my prayer that each of you understands and embraces the Risen Lord who gave up heaven in order to die for sinners, and now lives again.

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of man. And being found in fashion as a man, He delivered Himself up to death, even death on a cross. Wherefore, God has highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is abouve every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:5-11


I'm linking to
A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday
http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/2010/12/43rd-table-top-tuesday.html

Lady Katherine Tea Party
Teatime Tuesday
http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/

Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday
http://www.marthasfavorites.com/2010/12/tea-cup-tuesday-almost-forgotten.html




14 comments:

Grace on the Narrow Path

What a beautiful family. I know you enjoy tea parties . . . I hope to have tea parties with my little granddaughter when she is older. God bless you my friend and have a Merry Christmas.
Blessings,
Bren

The Thrifty Designer

IT was a great tea party , Mom. Thanks for all your hard work....sorry I was such a mumbling helper. Forgive me? Can I blame it on the sleepless nights with a sick baby? No, ok. I'll try to do better next time :) I love you - you're the best!

KathyB.

I love the verses ! Tea parties with grandchildren are the very best, aren't they? I have had numerous tea parties with mine over the past year and I know the memories they have will last them a lifetime, as will your grandchildren's. The very best thing is they will remember Grandparents who give glory and praise to God, and that was the most important thing of all. Love this post, beautiful grandchildren.

Cranberry Morning

What a festive and wonderful party! the bonbons look amazing. I love the bit about the brown-nosing 6 year old. LOL I once had a Sunday School teacher who spiritualized everything also. It got a little strange.

So wonderful to hear that your party was focused on our risen Lord, not on the baby in the manger. It's so often overlooked that He came specifically to pay the penalty for OUR sin, to free us from the chains of sin and death here and now, as well as give us eternal life.

Martha's Favorites

Hi: All I can say to this beautiful post is "Amen"! Thank you for this wonderful visit. Blessings, Martha

Snap

Beautiful family and beautiful post! Happy Tea day!

Terri

How lovely and fun! You set a beautiful table too. I do love your tea set with all those tea cups.
Hugs,
Terri

Bookie

Beautiful table and tea....looks like fun.

Lisa West

What a very special day for you. Thank you for the Bible verse. I wish we had Christmas music year round on the radio!! Such a wonderful season of praise. Blessings, Lisa

Martha's Favorites

Hi: Your day looks like it was great fun. Have a wonderful Christmas Season. Blessings, Martha

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble

O My! What a wonderful Christmas tea with your family!! As a Mom to 2 boys, I can only hope right now for a grand daughter o have a tea party with some day!!

Hugs,
Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Cranberry Morning

Hi Gloria, there is a direct link from my blog post to the BBC Radio4 station that carries the festival of nine lessons and carols live. If the link doesn't work for you, you can go there directly http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/. Then click on 'Listen Live' in the upper right corner. It's SO worth listening to. :-) Our radio reception is so unreliable out here in the northwoods that it works so much better for us to listen to 'live streaming' via the computer. That's what I'll be doing this year.

Love the Decor!

What a pretty table and it looks like a great time was had by all!!
Thanks for popping in from Linda's to see the Nativity video.
It is nice to meet you!!
May you be abundantly blessed this Christmas Season

Linda Stubbs

Wow.....I see some familiar faces on ladies that have visited you.........love you!

Gloria............I just think of all that you are investing in those precious little girls..........God is watching........and I am sure it delights HIS HEART! It sure does mine and it encourages me to love on my girls even more! Love all your pic's.......adorable! You are one precious lady and I am so thankful my daughter was able to meet you........in person......sit at your table!!!!!! LOVE IT! Hugs and Merry CHRISTmas and thank you so for coming to my 24 hour party.......so loved having you! Me

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