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One lump or two?
By: L'jeanne, Advertising Manager
It’s always been a tradition in my family to attend a Christmas Tea. We also partake in regular tea seatings but for the holiday it is a ritual that must occur. At her young age of three Payton, my daughter has accompanied us to several tea gatherings. Payton not only loves tea, she loves the whole production of tea. She has her own porcelain tea set with 4 cups and a tea pot. In fact she once insisted on having tea at home with me every day for an entire week. Of course, I had to orchestrate the whole production and she even wanted her little brother, Colin, to join in. He obliged by taking his tiny tea cup and pouring it contents out right on the table. This apparently amused him but not Payton. This was the last time Colin was invited to tea with us.
Recently we attended the first Butterfly Tea presented by Audubon Insectarium at the Windsor Court. This being the first tea that the insectarium and the Windsor Court partnered together on we really didn’t know how the audience would respond. To our delight the kids and parents thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Before we took our seats to enjoy our tea the kids were transformed into butterflies. Actually, each child got to take a picture in front of a backdrop of massive beautiful butterfly wings making it seem as if they had wings of their own. Every table at the butterfly tea has its own lovely display with live butterflies. The insectarium also has a wonderful table exhibit that includes all kinds of butterflies and our butterfly experts are there to give you all the information about what’s there. The children’s tea includes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and scones along with other surprises from the chef. Payton loved the chocolate covered strawberries and practically ate all the raspberry preserve right from the bowl. Typically, you’d put it on your scones but Payton enjoyed just eating it from her spoon. I’d have to say this tea was a memorable one for us and we’re glad to have the opportunity to enjoy it again very soon. I know one little tea-lover who will not miss it.
Event Info: Butterfly Tea ~ Windsor Court Hotel ~ Friday July 23rd ~ Seating times 11a, 2p & 4:30p