Nana has been hosting these granddaughter Tea Parties for more than a decade (my nieces, Miss A and Miss M) and I think its one of my daughters' favorite things. Not only does Nana put out the fancy tea cups and tea sandwiches, she has accumulated a closet full of fancy party dresses, hats, and jewels for the girls to gussy themselves up in.
It's like a dream come true for a girl to have a closet full of fancy dresses, heels, and hats to choose from!
Of course, the Tea Party is also a time for Nana to share her English heritage and customs with others. She also shares some tips on how to be a ladylike at a luncheon, table manner tips, and an overall manner lesson done in a fun way. Lessons like that come best from a grandmother rather than a mother sometimes!
It's fun to see young ladies enjoy an afternoon of fun, fellowship, and dressing up. I'm sure this is yet another wonderful memory that Miss M will store away.