Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tea Party!

In honor of Iced Tea Day, we are having a tea party! Or, in the case of my house, we have to call it The Best Tea Party Ever! Apparently, only girls have tea parties. Boys have to have a much flashier name. ;)  This morning, we made our own cookie necklaces to wear to the Tea Party (and of course to eat after lunch). Instead of cookies, you could use small pretzel rings or twists, Fruit Loops or other round cereals, or small store bought cookies with a hole in the middle.

You will need:
  • Sugar cookie dough (either your own recipe or a store bought refrigerated cookie dough).
  • Toothpick
  • String
  1. Prepare dough. Or if you took the easy route like me, open the package :)
  2. If you want to make colored "beads", separate the dough into different bowls. Add food coloring and mix together.
  3. Make small cookies. We rolled some dough out and used cookie cutters. For other "beads" we just rolled small balls.
  4. Bake the cookies. Because the cookies are small, they should only take a couple minutes to cook. so keep an eye on them to make sure they don't burn!
  5. After the cookies are baked, but still warm, use a toothpick to make holes in the center of each cookie. 
  6. Once cooled, you can string the cookies up to make a necklace or bracelet.  
  7. Enjoy!

We ate outside at our picnic table. The boys enjoyed a lemonade and I, of course, had an iced tea. Lunch was peanut butter sandwiches cut into triangles and fruit salad. The kids wanted the melon fruit bowl again, so I made it again. (Check out my Spring Time Inspired Snack post.)

Other Ideas: If you made the Bee and Flower Toilet Paper crafts, you could use them as napkin and silverware holders.

If I had girls, I would totally get this tea set! Oh well, at least I had one tea party.

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