There’s something about sitting around in cute little ruffled frocks and imagining the company of good friends and sweet food. The tea party is such a popular role/playing game that many of us amused ourselves with for a good part of our childhood. I know I did…or still do.
I am lucky to have three cute little nieces to have tea time with. Whenever one of them comes to visit me, I make sure we get tea time!
I brought my niece once to Paul Boulangerie at Sm Aura. This was her first afternoon tea experience with me.
Another time, I brought two of my nieces to Vanilla Cupcake Bakery.
We also had “tea time” at home in Manila.
These are Kenzo by the way. I love collecting these beauties!
Parents, grandparents, aunts and youngsters cooking together in the kitchen, sharing family recipes and secrets passed from one generation to the next is a lost art in many households. It’s true that including the kids in cooking meals require extra patience and extra clean up. But I believe it is well worth the extra effort. My niece always tell her mom how she baked this and that and how she enjoyed it! I was surprised she can still remember the time we made pizza when she was only 3 years old. Up to this day, she remembers the “face pizza” she made using cheese and ham.😀
“Once in a young lifetime, one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold.”- Judith Olney
I hope this tea time and baking experience will give my nieces fond memories of me. I hope they fall in love with tea as I have. Every time I enjoy a cup of tea it makes me slow down and savor the moment.