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.