Pathetically Amazing Tea Party

Some days, as a mom, you just do the best you can.  Our dolly tea party was a huge hit, but only because it was an total flop.

First of all, I couldn’t find any tea sets!  We’ve had plenty of them, but they are all either broken or missing, so I improvised with mugs, and a measuring cup for the pot. 

I was also missing our usual teatime juice and lacking any tea appropriate treats.  We ended up using strawberry milk, Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal and a few mini-M&Ms.  Luckily, my kids didn’t seem to notice the meagerness of our spread.  My 2-year-old even did an involuntary jump when he saw the small packet of M&Ms.

I then magically transformed my voice into Miss Crumpet.  She is my version of a very proper, but silly, English lady with a bad accent.   My kids request and prefer Miss Crumpet to me, most days.

My two girls and toddler son all  invited their guests.  I told my girls to invite their dolls, but instead, there was an animal invasion!  A dog, duck, bear, and a ferret with glasses showed up.  The guests were introduced. The tea was served. 

Then our tea party took an unexpected turn.  Miss Crumpet (truly unintentionally) spilled the entire remaining pot of tea on her lap.  My kids nearly fell over in hysterical fits of laughter.

And that was the grand ending to our quite pathetic, but ultimately successful, tea party.

Grumpy Mom Goal of the Day: Time to invest in a another cheap plastic tea set.


  1. Your posts crack me up! 🙂 It sounds like a hilariously fun tea party to me! 🙂

  2. I love your post. I bet it is something your kids will always remember.

  3. Does Miss Crumpet regularly host tea parties for your kids? What a fun idea! I am so excited for tea parties with my little girl.

  4. What a great time! I sure miss tea parties with my little ladies! Time sure flys fast!

  5. once my mom surprised us girls and put GingerAle in our teapot! I am pretty sure your kids think you're the coolest mom ever.

  6. so, um…I linked you up as my blog crush for the linky over at Vintage Revivals. I hope you don't mind!

  7. So sweet. Sounds like a good time was had by all 🙂 It's these little moments that make it all worthwhile! Have a great day.

  8. Too funny! They are gonna what the “bad” tea parties from now on. LOL!

  9. How funny! My 3 year old loves tea sets and plays almost every day in the shower with a plastic one we have.

    My accents are lacking unfortunately. 🙂

    Long Wait For Isabella

  10. You did a great job momma 🙂 Sounds fun, you always make me laugh!

  11. Cutest tea party guests ever! I love that you do a voice! My kids probably prefer Miss Crumpet to me too but all they get is Ms I'm Tired and Cranky and occasionally Miss Please Just Take a Nap With Mommy on The Couch 😉

  12. What a hoot! I love the sense of humor you have w/your kids — thanks for sharing it with all of us!

  13. So incredibly fun! I wanna come!

  14. You're making such fun memories for your kids!!! We have several tea sets since Jaycee had a pink princess tea party for her 3rd bday and I still haven't actually sat on the floor for tea. You have a new picture up!! Love it!

  15. The only thing that could have made it better would be if you had just finished making a big deal that they should be careful and NOT SPILL. This I know from experience.

  16. What fun! I'm sure your kids loved every second and will remember it always. I should get out the little china tea set I bought when my first daughter was born. It's been too long since we had a tea party. My girls would love it.

  17. That spill looks terrible.

    I have many tea part sets missing pieces. At the least the kids had fun. I probably would have done a little jump to if I saw M&Ms.

  18. I liked it, good article 😀

  19. Ooh. I'd love to hear Miss Crumpet's voice. She sounds darling. I'm thinking my kids'd prefer her to me too. Cute stuff! I also love that you are an unbiased tea party kind of woman.

  20. What a fun memory! 🙂

  21. I Am Not Superwoman says:

    LOL..cute. Sometimes improv works out better until you spill the tea…lol…Looks like they had fun with all their animal pals.

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