Monday, March 22, 2010

INDOOR PICNIC

Ever since I got my "new" China, my youngest daughter has been asking when we could have a tea party. Since I don't have a cute tablecloth yet, she asked if we could just have a picnic in the living room! I was like, "Sure!" We've done this before, but it has been awhile.

On our menu was egg salad sandwiches, strawberries, grapes, and yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

She was really excited to help. Here she is cutting the strawberries. I kept reminding her to be careful with the knife because they are VERY SHARP. If you have Cutco knives, then you know that you can practically slice your finger just by touching it.
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Here is our setup. We are ready to dig in! It was just us girls. I know, such a blurry picture!
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My tween is so proper, isn't she?
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The yummy cake I made!! Like the decor?
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Finally, we told the boys they could join us in the living room. Here they are watching The Brady Bunch. This is their new favorite show. I love Netflix because we are able to watch the shows starting from their first season.
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So, next step is for me to find a simple, white tablecloth that we can use for our future tea parties. Next tea I have will include the boys, it's just this time, my daughter wanted it to be "girl time."

37 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

That looks like fun! Indoor picnic with real china... so glam. :) Your cake looks yummy, mmmm!

Michelle said...

Hi Alicia,
I remember when my boys were much younger (now 28,18,16) we would have indoor picnics a lot. They would even invite their stuffed animals. LOL...LOVED it!

Beth in NC said...

Most parents would keep the kids 10 feet from their china. You're a great Mommy Alicia.

That cake looked great -- punk rock cake with spikes. You know I love chocolate. Yum!

Your china resembles mine. :o)

Veronica Lee said...

How fun! Your cake looks fantastic!!

Lauren said...

that is the yummiest looking cake! What a great helper!! :)

Susie said...

What a sweet picnic:-)

Carin said...

Aw, that is so much fun, what a great mom you are! the cake looks Beautiful! Great job with making it a special time for the kids!

jen@odbt said...

What a great way tp use your china. Love the Brady Bunch!

amanda said...

i love the brady bunch!! i haven't seen it in forever though.

and that looks like the best tea party every. and yummy food!! next time I'LL join in. :0)

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Awesome idea of having a picnic inside!
Love the pics!
We LOVE netflix!!!!
That cake look so Yummy!

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Love tea parties! Can't wait to meet you guys in person Wednesday. Our bags are packed and we leave tonight at 7...

Kathy C. said...

I just love that you do this sort of thing with your kids...it really brings out the beauty of Motherhood...truly being a Mom at home with a heart full of love...sigh...it's precious!

Darcie said...

There is nothing better than a mommy and me tea party! Something so girlie about it, but the funny thing is 2 years ago we had one and my boys joined in, and I think they had just as much fun.

mother goose said...

i love tea parties and I love that you aren't saving your fine china for one of those "special" days!

Deborah Ann said...

Love the Brady Bunch, cake and picnics...


My daughter sells Cutco!

Kimberly said...

Netflix rocks and so do indoor picnics on china! :) You're such a cool mom.

Helene said...

You are such a fun mom! Your kids are gonna have so many wonderful memories to tell their own children when they're grown up. I don't think my mom ever did an indoor picnic with her fancy china!!

~*Michelle*~ said...

You are such an awesome mom.....

....and I am blessed to call you my friend.

Stacy said...

That cake looks so yummy!!!

I think I may have a indoor tea party with Zoe!! Thanks for the idea:)

He & Me + 3 said...

That is fun and yummy. Fruit and chocolate frosting...doesn't get much better than that. WE love the Brady bunch too.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That sounds like such a fun time! That cake looks awesome too...I have been craving chocolate cake:)

Pam said...

It sure looks like a fun time with the girls. I bet the boys were happy to help eat the leftover chocolate cake!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

I love how you made it so special for them. What a fancy spread you've got there!

And I think it is awesome that your kids love the Brady Bunch... a fav of mine!

Puanani503 said...

This looks so fun! what a great way to use your china:) I think it would be great to do etiquette lessons for the girls and boys too! The cake looks scrumptious!!

Aimee said...

What fun! And the cake was really cute!

Cathy said...

What fun! It looks like you all had a great time. :) That cake looks delish.

Sara said...

I love this! My mother in law has tea parties with the boys all the time! I'm planning an outside picnick with my boys this week, cause it's so nice!

Denise said...

Looks like awesome fun.

JamericanSpice said...

I want to come next time!! You are such a fun mom!

Oooh look at that cake! YUM.

myletterstoemily said...

hi alicia!

a perfect tea party in every way.

yummy food, lovely china,
happy faces!

you're such a sweet mommy.

Muthering Heights said...

What a fun picnic!!! Your daughter is such a charming little hostess! :)

Mc Allen said...

awwwws what a great momma you are!! Lovin the pics girl, your family is just precious!! & I could eat that choc cake allll by myslef!!! :) xxoo LA

Kim said...

That looks like sooo much fun and looks delicous too. You are such a fun mom. Have a great week!

Rose Belle said...

My friend gave my two girls a mini tea set last Christmas and of course, like your daughter, they wanted to have a tea party right away. I had all these food ideas that never made it to the table because my girls just wanted water in the teapot. They didn't want anything else. That's how they prefer their tea party :(

McCrakensx4 said...

AAWWW...so great! I want a girl to have a tea party with! That cake so oh so yummy! I think I need some cake now!

ocmist said...

What a wonderful memory you have made for yourself and your daughter! So much fun to be able to use the china for your “Tea Party!”

We like Netflix too, because you can pick and choose DECENT movies and shows instead of some of the filthy things they have on now-a-days! We’ve recently gotten an old Western TV series called the Guns of Will Sonnet with Walter Brennan. How long has it been since you’ve seen show where they pray every single show!!!??

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

WOW How FUN!!!!