Each year I have a Grandma Camp for my 13 grandkids. This years theme was "Love Boat around the World cruise. One of our stops was in Jolly Old England and it's spooky misty moors (no wonder so many mystery writers hail from there!). After a treasure hunt for some lost family jewels and a condensed course at spy academy we were privileged to join the Queen herself for High Tea. She regaled us with stories of her many adventures in that great country. I knew the girls would enjoy making hats and dressing up for tea but the boys completely surprised me. They donned their finest and chose mustaches and hats and preened as much (or more so) as the girls. It was a highlight of our entire week.
Activities / Games
The Royal wedding had recently taken place and the girls were fascinated with the hats. I purchased hats, gloves and purses in the Dollar Bin at Target at Easter time. The girls decorated their hats with bees, butterflies, birds, feathers and ribbons. The boys were able to sprout moustaches and felt quite dashing. They also made neck ties from scrapbook paper and elastic.
The boys had chocolate moustaches at their place settings, the girls red chocolate lip suckers. The girls also received bubblegum necklaces.
It was a magical day because all of the kids had so much fun with each other. Cousins took pictures with cousins and posed and preened and they were so well behaved. We talked a little about manners before hand and they were polite and courteous throughout the tea.
What People Ate
We had four types of Tea sandwiches, mini banana bread, two types of scones, assorted cookies, mini cakes and petit fours and mini muffins.
What People Drank
They were served two types of herbal tea and lemonade.
Most Touching Moment
Their Great Grandmother was the guest of honor that night (The Queen of Engalnd). They were so excited to have her there. They all wanted to sit by her and she felt very special. She told stories of her two year stay in Engalnd and the kids were fascinated.