* This post is sponsored by Smucker’s, but all opinions are our own.
There are not a lot of special rites of passage or times to sit and enjoy a formal moment of fun with our daughters with our busy schedules. Sure, there is the trip to get ears pierced or something along those lines, but I wanted to do something with my girls that really centered around something that would let us spend time talking to each other and listening to stories about each others days. Now that my oldest daughter has become a little obsessed with tea, I jumped on the chance to suggest a tea party for the girls before we headed out for an afternoon at the theatre.
Bre was kind enough to pour out the tea for us – I am thinking she learned this from one of the British shows on PBS, but I am not exactly sure. Once the tea was poured came the part that Katie and I were ready to get involved in! We had some awesome peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made with a variety of Smucker’s fruit spreads. We had so much fun remembering tea parties that I had with the girls many year ago when the tea was imaginary and the tea cups were plastic. It was fun to hear the stories that each of the kids remembered from those years.
For our ‘real’ tea party we used toasted bread and Smucker’s spreads. Whether the Apricot Pineapple or Raspberry, the flavors were all great of course. We wouldn’t dream of using any other brand besides Smucker’s- you always know they are going to be good!
Also great was making more memories with the kids. We are thinking that adding the Mother-Daughter-Daughter tea party to our holiday plans every year is a pretty good idea. We may not quite be ready to don the white gloves and head to a swanky place to enjoy high tea, but I think we could get there with some practice and some more fun conversation!
Whichever direction the pinkies go, and whether the tea has one lump or two, as long as the food is as good as the girls’ stories I am always going to treasure our tea time. The oldest is out of here in a few years, and even the 4th grader willl be gone much sooner that I am ready to think about. So, hopefully we have launched a new tradition that will bring us back together to share stories, tea, and sandwiches with Smucker’s.
How do you create special memories with your family? How can you create a #MyPBJMoment with Smuckers?
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