On the day of our Tea Room visit, the girls put on their dresses and the hats. And, of course, I wanted pictures.
“Which of these things is not like the other?” (Do they still play that game on Sesame Street?) Maybe I should have made hats for Linda and me too. But I think there may be a very fine line between paper hats being cute on children and maybe a little silly on retirees.
Mimi was given a very pretty, tiny little tea cup and was very careful with it. And she was okay with me doing the pouring for her. I was very proud of how ladylike she and her sisters behaved.
I was glad Linda went with us — she really helped make it a party. And I see from this picture what the server meant when she asked if we were sisters. We do look somewhat alike! I guess that comes from all those years we’ve been hangin’ around together!
Each of the children got a dessert plate that looked like this. Mimi proceeded to use her little demitasse spoon to scrape the frosting off the cute little cake — eating the frosting and leaving the poor little cake “naked”.
But, she didn’t let it go to waste …
We had a great time. But I had figured once the event was over, we would just throw the hats away (saving whatever was re-usable). So, I was surprised when the girls said they wanted to take their hats home with them. They certainly aren’t designed to be long-lasting, so I have no idea how long it will be before they totally fall apart, but I was delighted that they liked them well enough to go to the trouble.
Score one for Nana!