You know how it is when someone asks you “Where are you from?”, well I couldn’t be prouder to say, “Vermont”. It was such a beautiful place to be raised. Growing up I often took it for granted and didn’t realize what a wonderful place it was until I moved away and came back for visits. Our summers were spent in this cottage on Lake Champlain and this is the most special place in the world to me. I am so glad that I can share what is dear to my heart with my children. My Mom has always made it a special place to visit. The week of July 4th is hopping with activities for the kids and the fun never stops. One of the traditions that my Mom created is the infamous Tea Party- she has been doing it for the grand children for about 15 years.
Our Summer Cottage
As always my Mom’s gardens looked gorgeous the day of the tea party. Not sure why I never got blessed with a green thumb l- I can’t even keep a cactus alive:)
The day before the tea party is Dress Rehearsal Day- most of them were my old prom and bridesmaids dresses that my mom altered to fit little girls! This hat was adorable on Piper, but I knew she’d never keep it on…
The dress my older daughter is wearing was a dress I wore in a pageant when I was about 15 years old. Yes, I know it was hideous, but back then it made me feel like a princess!
I was so glad my Grandmother who by the way is 93 years old was able to attend- doesn’t she look great?!!! Piper on the other hand was over the picture taking and the plastic clip-on earrings probably didn’t help:)
Who’s ready for some tea?
Flip Flop Cake Theme This Year
And when it’s over- Bubble Time!…
and this is where my Mom takes her afternoon nap when the Tea Party is all done…
The tea party was on our 2nd day of vacation so every morning after that, my little one would wake up and say, “Tea Party Today” (so cute) I hope I, or should I say my Mom has inspired some people to get creative and throw a tea party for your little girls or grand children. They’re only young once!