Over the past couple of years, the phrase “tea party” has taken on a political connotation. But back in the day, a tea party was synonymous with white gloves and petit fours, or in my case, Cabbage Patch Kids, teacups full of tap water and Little Debbie’s Devil Squares® cut into fourths.
In an overstimulating world packed with iPhones,
Through A Touch of Tea, you can experience the elegance of a high tea without the pain of preparing it. (Talk about a simpler time!) Said Richardson via e-mail, “We offer a variety of menus with finger foods, desserts and teas. We then provide the invitations, decorations, serving dishes, elegant foods and teas, service and cleanup.”
A Touch of Tea offers options for any event, such as a bridal shower, a garden party or a retirement celebration, but for those parents looking to do something special for their little ones, Teddy Bear or Favorite Doll Teas are specialties of Richardson’s.
“Rather than a child showing up to a tea party alone, a Teddy Bear Tea or Favorite Doll Tea allows a child to have a companion to sit at the table along with his/her friends and their companions,” she said. “The child gets to introduce his/her companion to their friends and their conversations just take off from there.”
Parents can choose from kid-friendly food options, including Ginger Bears or Chunky Chocolate Cherry Pecan Muffins, and incorporate fruits and lemonade into the menu. Best of all, these one-of-a-kind tea parties lure kids away from the TV and give them an opportunity to bond with their friends while strengthening their etiquette skills.
“Children enjoy playing grownup, and these tea parties are perfect for showing how much fun it is to dress up, use manners and enjoy wonderful foods and teas with their friends.” Come to think of it, that sounds like something big girls like to do, too!
Metro East mom Nicole Plegge is the lifestyle and pop culture blogger for STL Parent. Besides working as a freelance writer & public relations specialist, and raising two daughters and a husband, Nicole's greatest achievements are finding her misplaced car keys each day and managing to leave the house in a stain-free shirt. Her biggest regret is never being accepted to the Eastland School for Girls. Follow Nicole on Twitter @STLWriterinIL
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