Monday, November 3, 2008

Mark This One "Done"

The American Girl tea party was a great success! Here is the table, all set and ready to go:

The place settings go along with the era each American Girl is from. Above, we have Fire King Jadite dishes for Molly from 1944 and the Depression Glass for Kit from 1934.

And here are fancy dishes for Felicity from the Colonial Era (well, Felicity is from the Colonial Era, not the dishes!), and our real 1970's dishes (and place mat) that my sister and I grew up eating on for Julie. My mom still had them. :)
First, we got everyone dressed and took their picture with the mini-doll of the character they were playing.
My niece Gnat as Felicity (1774)...

My other niece Moose as Julie (1974)...
Sweetheart as Kit (1934)... and Little Bit as Molly (1944)...We had a dance in the living room. My sister had searched YouTube for music to go along with each era. We just let the girls dance however the music made them move. Let me tell you, going from colonial era music to "Shake Your Booty" in 10 minutes' time can make you laugh. A lot. And depression era music? It's...depressing.

On to the tea party! No one had actual tea, by the way. I guess it was really more of an orange juice/milk/water party.

We got so tickled watching Gnat eat her cupcake as "Felicity". There was much sticking out of the little pinkie and dabbing of the mouth with her napkin. The right dress and fancy dishes just bring out the manners I guess.

So what do 1970's melamine dishes bring out?

After that each girl made a mobile of her character. We had a great time and I am glad it's over as we now have a birthday party to get ready for next weekend. Whew. I'm kind of glad it's Monday!


  1. This looks fun. My daughter and I watched Kit Kitteridge last night. :)

  2. So sweet! Looks like the girls had lots of fun! :)

  3. What a wonderful afternoon of goodness & simplicity!! It surely took a ton of effort, but clearly those adorable girls were worth it!!

  4. That is so awesome! Great job, mama! I bet the girls LOVED it :-)

  5. That looks like such a blast! I wish I could turn back time and have you homeschool me!!!

  6. That actually might have been almost possible, Rachel. Sadly, I think I could have been your babysitter age-wise. Sigh.

  7. I am totally impressed!!! Loved the outfits. You are an awesome mom.

  8. A time your girls will remember always - and the fact that their mom took the effort to do it for them! They all looked very sweet - with or without chocolate on their faces:)

  9. Wow, What a brilliant concept. Looks like you all had a great time. You all look so relaxed and happy in the last photo. Well done, Brenda.


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