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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tea Party Evolution

My granddaughter had a birthday tea party at a local retreat.  Dresses and jewelry were provided to add charm, enchantment, beauty, glamour, grace, and magic.  Music was playing on the sound system as the girls walked along a stage and viewed themselves on a big screen TV.  Cupcakes and warm strawberry milk were served.


Almost 50 years ago, I had a "Little Lady's Tea Party" that my mother organized in our back yard.  We wore our mother's dresses to add beauty, glamour, grace and...magic?  No princess dresses or sound system for us! I really can't remember what we did, but for some reason I wasn't happy when this picture was taken.  Can you guess which one is me?

"Times, they keep a changin' "


30 comments:

Garden of Egan said...

That is priceless!!!!
Oh my goodness!

Ya ever think about how many pictures were NOT taken of us. Film was just way too expensive.

Julie Harward said...

Very cute..both of these! I think you are the second from the right or the one on the end, on my right! Which one are you? :D

Connie said...

I am the 2nd from the right with the pouty face.

Teachinfourth said...

Never did the tea party thing myself, but if there were good cookies involved, I would have probably considered it.

Valerie said...

I'm afraid there's more than one girl in that photo that doesn't look so happy! It was probably hot standing outside in those dresses! :)

LKP said...

i always wanted a big tea party, but mom was against anything my brother couldn't participate in. so there weren't ever any themes. oh well. didn't stop my birthdays from coming, i guess.

lucky granddaughter & you! (:

Joanie said...

How cute is that. Brings back memories looking at the "old" black and white photos. I bet your granddaughters would love wearing those dresses around.

Kristina P. said...

How cool! I love tea parties.

Tracy said...

What a blast!! I love the idea of tea parties. I love the picture of you with your friends. I have a tea party picture of me and my friends when I was little, let's just say I wasn't so little!! :-)

FUN post! :-)

Camille said...

you were probably pouting because of the LACk of cupcakes!

Cherie said...

I am in love with both pictures. And how priceless is it to have them both and to be able to show your "princess" granddaughters that you also had a tea party.

Are you the one looking down in the bottom picture? Maybe a bug flew in your eye.

Little girls are so fun!

Cherie said...

Oh I just read through the comments and saw that you put you are the one with the pouty face on the right - too funny!!

Jill K said...

you look like a pist off emily.

Momza said...

Why have I not been over here before?? I think I have you and another "Connie" mixed up!
Love the tradition of tea parties, the wedding blog, and your girl's return from her adventures abroad!
I'll be back now that I know where you are!

Ann Marie said...

I LOVE both pictures!!

I'm sure that your party was just as perfect as the one they had as well. Pouty face or not... :)

wendy said...

Oh my gosh, that is hysterical. Boy things have become bigger and grander it seems.
sometimes I want to go back to the simplicity of it all

maybe your boo hoo..ing cause you don't like your skirt.
I do.

Mikki said...

hmm, warm strawberry milk? Not too sure about that one.
I love looking at past generations photographs. How neat! I love your pouty face-so cute!

Kazzy said...

You were probably upset because the girl to the right of you outdid you on the big hair experiement. WOwza!

Beth at Aunties said...

I guessed right! My second guess was the 3rd on the left. What a darling tradition. I bet the girls loved it:) Super fun and funny :)

Julie said...

Wow...what a cool post! I love that you have so many pictures that you can compare with today! That is seriously so cool that you did that~!

Wow, what a wedding! Gorgeous! I love the pictures! I totally know the feeling that it is BLASTED hot out there taking pictures! :) I am soooo sorry we didn't make it down. Rex was traveling that night and I wasn't brave enough to take the trip with the 2 kids on my own! The look great though!

Natalie said...

I love both pictures. What fun that you have them.
I think my granddaughter needs a princess party. She is turning 8 this month. She is postponing her baptism for a month so we can be there. Where is this princess place? my email is: narhets@hotmail.com

Kerin said...

Connie, wouldn't it be fun to get the same group of girls together and do it again ??
I love your pictures and your memories. Thanks for sharing with us!!!

Kerin said...

p.s Ditto on garden of egans comment about photos being so expensive. Every photo that was ever taken of me is somewhere on a slide.
I do remember photo-mats. We thought they were so cool!

Valerie said...

Love that! I never had a tea party. I feel like I missed out on something. :)

By the way, yes, I live in the same city a before, just closer to the canyon.

Melinda Cornish said...

how wonderful...I have never been to nor had a tea party, but it is never too late....it looks like fun!!! That is so funny you lived in Roy...Are you still in Utah?

Mimi Sue said...

Fun party. I'll bet the girls loved it. Love your "vintage" picture too. Times certainly are achangin! Mimi

Yvonne said...

I love it--my first guess, was the 3rd one from the left with the smiley face. I was pretty sure the pouty face one wasn't you ; )

Times truly are changing, eh ; )

Joy For Your Journey said...

What fun for your granddaughter!! And I love the picture of your party. I especially love that you are all wearing dresses. Times have sure changed.

I also enjoyed looking at the wedding pictures. I love weddings. Good thing since we have another reception tonight. :-)

Life is good! said...

there are a couple of unhappy girls in your photo. i love the dresses of yesteryear!

Jenny said...

So fun! I love your photo.