Her birthday party of preference was a "Grown-Up Ladies Tea." The girls gathered, they sipped, nibbled and giggled. They made grand efforts to remember they were refined ladies of status and only occasionally slipped in reminders of their youthful reality.
The girls drank punch and strung bejeweled bracelets. Each lady was quite enthusiastic to learn the etiquette of teatime and very politely asked for sugar cubes and milk to be added to their Vanilla Strawberry Rose tea.
After dabbing mouths daintily, we cleared the table for a few rounds of tea bingo. Naturally, we used party mints as our place holders. Naturally, we had to eat a mint after each declaration of "Bingo!"
After we finished our indoor activities, we took advantage of the weather which was graciously divine in temperament. The girls scampered about in the backyard as if they had all been friends forever. Smiles and sparkling eyes abounded. (And by the way ... the tea set we used was Great Mother's.)