This year, I wanted to take both kids for a special back to school tea. K is a senior, and D is a 2nd grader, so they both have much different interests, but both were excited about this tea party!
We arrived and were seated in a sweet little room all by ourselves *yay*! We each picked out something fun to add to our outfits: I grabbed a big floppy hat with feathers and a bow. D grabbed a fur coat and a top hat, and K grabbed a fur coat because she was cold! *She wasn't so much in to the dressing up part this time* : (
We ordered Full Afternoon Tea - which is all of the goodies you get for tea time on a three tier tray, plus a chicken salad croissant and an endless tea pot. D got the Mad Hatter's Tea ~ a smaller three tier tray of kid-friendly goodies, plus his own tea pot. His tray included: top tier: fruit, plus chocolate chip scones, middle tier: a chocolate-dipped, heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a chocolate-dipped raspberry cream cheese (rabbit shaped) sandwich with a marshmallow tail, and a ham stripe sandwich. Dessert tier - a chocolate cherry & hershey kiss mouse, a petit four and a jello tulip. He LOVED it all!
When our tray of food arrived, here's what we got: top tier - cranberry scones with lemon curd and amaretto whipped cream, plus fresh fruit. Middle tier: finger sandwiches - ham stripes, pineapple cinnamon cream cheese, egg salad with maple bacon, cucumber cream cheese topped with sour cream swirl & a radish curl.
The dessert tray included cookies and cream brownies, some type of bar with chocolate chips, nuts, etc., lemon bars, and a butter cupcake with pinapple center and pink frosting.
Plus we got that giant chicken salad croissant!
I am hoping to get my mom, aunt, cousins and others together at Tea Leaves & Thyme for a Christmas tea this year - that would be so much fun!!
If you live near Atlanta you must try out Tea Leaves & Thyme. It would be a great place to have a bridal or baby shower, too. I love going there for tea with friends & family - it's such a nice way to take some time for yourself! Make sure to call first and make reservations - you probably won't get in without them!
Have you visited a tea room? What is a fun back to school tradition you share with your family?
** This is not a sponsored post - I was not compensated in any way for writing this! We paid full price for our teas and will do so again ~ we have been going there for over 10 years now! I really wanted to share this fabulous Atlanta tea room with y'all! **