Last year, the women in my family attended the Santa’s Tea Party at the Grand America together and enjoyed it SO much (scones!) that we decided to do it again this year.
MEET THE CONTENDERS:
From left to right: Katie, Eleanor, June, and Emmaline. Ready, set, tea par-tay!
Emmeline spent a good amount of time on Grandma’s lap:
And naturally Kathryn and Katherine were also party buddies:
I was buddies with the food:
NOM NOM NOM. I am a total sucker for teeny sandwiches. You can pretty much get me to do anything for a sandwich the size of a postage stamp, so think of the possibilities if you had a sandwich the size of a football!
Even the children’s sandwiches were cute. This is a fancy pb&j idea that I have to steal:
Orders of hot chocolate came with little cappuccino cups of whipped cream:
This was all fine and good, but what Eleanor was really interested in was meeting Santa Claus.
Katie came along with her, and we were worried she would cry, but instead she was far more interested in getting Santa’s beard.
I was in heaven. My mom was of the opinion that it wasn’t as good as last year, but I suspect that was mainly because my sister and her children weren’t able to come (they are awaiting a new baby brother back in Pittsburgh).
However, pates des fruits and citrus madelines did do a little something to assuage the pain of missing Liz. Eleanor was completely satisfied afterwards:
NOM NOM NOM.