Since 2004, these girls and their mothers have gone to a quaint tea house in Versailles, Missouri called Shady Gables. Anna was 3 years old when she first went to Teddy Bear Tea – and sniffed her tea and declared, “THIS STINKS!” We used to also go to “Tea with Mrs. Claus,” but this year we had the Queens Choice full afternoon meal. It was delicious!!
I am so thankful for these memories with my daughter. Each Christmas we have gotten a special tea ornament to commemorate our visit. I love getting them out each year and remembering all the special times we’ve shared.
But don’t let all my talk of traditions and tea fool you, we moms benefit from this tea time because we get to talk, laugh, act goofy, eat, and do a little shopping afterwards … all our favorite things! 🙂