Hello tea lovers! This past Friday, Tea Love had its first ever children’s tea talk, complete with pretty dresses, a few princesses here and there, and of course, lots of tea :-)
West Milford Township Library invited me a second time (I held an adult’s talk over there a while back) to come speak to a group of little girls (and one gentleman) and their mothers. There, we had a lot of fun learning about afternoon teas and talking about tea in general. I was amazed by how many of these fancy boys and girls had actually sampled tea prior to my talk!
After talking to the kids for a bit, we had a relay race. There, children balanced a book on their heads (because after all, that’s what fancy people do to stand up straight), walk tea cups to a plate, take a “sip” out of their cups, and place their cups on the corresponding color that was underneath the cup.
After all that fun, everyone was hungry, and who wouldn’t be? We had snacks of sandwiches, homemade cookies shaped like tea bags, and English muffins with some lemon curd and fruit! The kids REALLY liked the cookies and the English muffins (I had to wait until I got home so I didn’t get my dress all messy, but I think they all came out rather well).
My favorite part was when we got to read Fancy Nancy, a book about a little girl who is just oh-so-fancy! We heard all about Nancy’s super fancy boutique (that’s fancy for really amazing shop) and her efforts to try and buy a fan by selling all of her old clothes and a rhinestone necklace that her little sister truly wanted.
Finally, what would a tea party be without some tea? Tea Love supplied four different types of tea from Clara Ngo, offering every child a small sample of any tea they wanted (with their parents’ permission, of course).
We held a raffle where six children won a Golden Tea Bag plaque and everyone took home coloring pages which will hopefully be submitted soon for an amazing blog!
So again, thank you so much for your hospitality, West Milford Township Library! I hope to work with you guys again :-) And thanks to all the wonderful parents and the darling children that came out to the talk to partake in a fun afternoon.