Snow days for people that aren’t accustomed to them, make us do crazy things. But, I have a sneaking suspicion that happens in places where snow days are a lot more frequent. This time, it involved letting my daughters use our wedding china. Because, really, if nobody is going to use it, why have it?
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There has been a lot of streaming going on in our house with all of these snow days (5 in two weeks, if you are the counting type). One show they’ve been fawning over is Ever After High, based on spell-facular Mattel dolls, which started streaming this month.
Ever After High is a boarding school for teens destined to follow in their famous parents’ fairytale footsteps. Only this is high school, and that spells drama. Some, like Apple White (daughter of Snow White, naturally), Daring Charming and Blondie Lockes, embrace their “happily ever afters,” while others, like Raven Queen and Cedar Wood (daughter of Pinnochio), choose to rewrite their stories — which could change the fate of every one else at school. You know, typical high school drama.
My girls really like figuring out the characteristics of each characters parents and how they are similar to them.
As soon as our box arrived, they ripped into the package for the newest dolls. We decided that a tea party with our neighbor would be fun because everybody was home.
So, we whipped up some sugar cookies, colored some icing, opened up some juice (aka tea), found our favorite Ever After High-colored sprinkles and got to work.
Because our china was on the table, it definitely upped the game for the girls. They felt fancy (without being too fancy) and were very careful with the decorating of their cookies. Pink and purple always seem to help.
They were quick to bring up Madeline Hatter and how her dad is the Mad Hatter and loves tea parties. This quickly carried them down a rabbit hole (see what I did there) of other episodes and character facts from Ever After High.
After they finished their fancy tea (lemonade), and heavily iced and sprinkled cookies, they played with the printable fortunes and fill-in-the-blank stories. It was fun seeing them make the Ever After High stories all their own.
This tea party was very inexpensive and easy and yet the kids had a great time. It doesn’t always have to be a super fancy thing for the kids to enjoy it and feel important.