Monday, October 17, 2016

A Fun Back Porch Tea Party with Grandkids, 10-15-2016

My daughter and son in law had to go somewhere so they left the kids with me. In case some of you do not know, they live right next door.
 And of course, a tea party is always the treat they request for and as a doting grandma, I gladly agreed.

 I thought I would use my Tracy Porter "Artesian tea set", for its color since it is Fall. I love the peacocks on the finials.
 They were excited to try that long colorful marshmallow in a skewer that I found in Homegoods.
 And I took out some macarons too. I buy boxes from Trader's Joe and I freeze them for moments like this.



 The kids helped me set the table. Brendan suggested we use the spider napkins since it is Halloween season.

 As you can see, they were really having so much fun, lol. It is such a joy to see them so happy.
 My little Reese really enjoyed the tea. I cannot believe she had 4 cups. The flavor was Whittard of Chelsea's cranberries and raspberries. Whittard of Chelsea's instant teas are my favorite. I ordered a few cans all the way from England. I can get them on line here in US from Annie's Tea Time, but Whittard of Chelsea in London were having a buy 2, get 1 free sale. Even with the shipping charges added, they still came out cheaper, so I really stacked up.


 The boys like to make faces, lol.
 She never forgets how to hold her tea cup so daintily, from the very first time I taught her.

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13 comments:

Vel Criste said...

You are an awesome grandma Christine! Wish I lived door next to you!

FABBY'S LIVING said...


What a treat to have your DD living next to you Christie... thus the adoable grandkids !! What fun to have them over for tea while you baby sit.
The tea china is gorgeous, every piece. I can see their loving it, eve the boys !
FABBY

Stacey said...

This is so sweet. I hope I can be lucky enough to have my grandkids right next door some day. :)

Margie said...

How delightful! Love the Tracey Porter tea set. This is the first time that I've heard of Whittard's Instant Tea. I like browsing the international tea websites, but the high shipping fees have always prevented me from making an order.

Ruth W said...

What a colorful teaset. Perfect for a grandkids tea. And it certainly looks like they enjoyed it! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Jacqueline said...

Aren't they the little stars? I love all of their poses.
You always have the most wonderful things. That tea set is gorgeous, and what fun to have the Trader Joe macarons. We love making them, but I love the idea of having some on hand and their colors look perfect.
They are so lucky to have you! You are always tons of fun!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You have the cutest, sweetest guests for your tea party! I know they enjoy being with you, and they're so lucky, Christine!
Are the instant teas sweetened??

Creations By Cindy said...

What a fun and colorful tea party! I just love it Christine and I know those sweet grands did too. You are just an awesome Nana. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sandra Lee said...

They look like they're having a ball! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

Bernideen said...

Dear Christine:
What a wonderful group of "next door Grands" and they all look so cute at your sweet table. Your setting is so lovely! Thanks for sharing and linking.

janice15 said...

Christine just adorable photos of your grandbabies, theres nothing like being a grandma... I love the teaset so vibrant colorful perfect for Fall.. They did look like they had a wonderful time... Happy weekend with love Janice

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Christine, you're a good grandmother! I love that you're introducing the children to the pleasures of afternoon tea!

Jann Olson said...

What a great grandma you are Christine! Love the boys faces, "boys will be boys". :) I can see why they were excited to try that giant marshmallow. So fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

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