What's a tea party without real cloth napkins?
Or teabags, sugar cubes and lemon slices?
To toss into a giant teacup?
Or the sugar-laden treats?
Let it be said here that I've always liked felt food,
and I wish I had more time to indulge in the making
of it. When we decided we'd be doing a tea party
birthday this year - well, I indulged.
Quite the smorgasbord of calories, were they real.
Fortunately they were mere felt, fleece, beads and stuffing.
We hid them all over the yard,
gave each party guest a treasure map,
armed them with their handbags,
and sent them off to seek -
- one jam tart, one cookie, one cupcake,
one cinnamon roll and one donut.
These were their goodbye-and-thank-you-
for-coming gifts, and for their sweet friendship
to the little birthday girl.