|Chloe and Harper in the skirts I made them. (Blogged: HERE.)|
This year our kindergarten classes had their second annual Fancy Nancy Valentines Tea Party. Each classroom did it just a little differently but all the children had their photos taken at our two 'photo booths'. The one above was set up in the hallway outside my classroom and featured plants and flowers, china tea service, antique linens, etc. Almost 80 children had their photos taken playing with my china and not one accident! Chloe is in first grade now and Harper is in our 3 year old pre-K class but they play together every day while their teacher-mommies stay and work after school.
I used vintage table linens on all the tables and draped over the small book cases and cloth napkins. One table had yellow depression glass dishes and the others had clear glass snack sets from the 70's. Each table was decorated with a vase with flowers, glass candle sticks, vintage embroidered table runners, and small tea pots. One of the mommies sent in shiny red necklaces for everyone in the class. The parent volunteers shaped the necklaces into hearts at each table setting. The party favors included bubbles and heart shaped sunglasses sent in by other parents. The food was simple: tiny cup cakes, cookies, fruit and cheese skewers (made by another of the moms who just happens to have been in my kindergarten class years ago!), grapes, gold fish and chips, and strawberries. Little candy conversation hearts were placed at each setting in fancy little paper cups. Two different types of hot tea was offered as well as lemonade and white grape juice. We discussed proper tea party etiquette, what to do with a cloth napkin, and what topics of conversation would be appropriate. We all had the best time! (And not one accident with any of the fragile things!) It took forever to do all the dishes (no dishwasher in the pod) but it was so very worth it! the children had a wonderful time! Me, too!
|The children's faces have been blurred but you can see the tables and part of the room set up for the party.|
|Center table set up with the teas and extras for the parent volunteers. One teapot holds new fancy Valentine pencils.|
|Top: Harper and her mommy.|
Jac (He was in my class last year and his mommy is a teacher at our school.)
Victoria-Rose, my daughter, who came to help out that day before she had to leave to teach piano and voice lessons.
|The Kindergarten Team|
|Victoria-Rose and Me|