Sunday, October 20, 2019

Fall Snacks with Granddaughter

Our Alabama granddaughter spent five days with us recently during her fall break. Since she was a little girl she and I have cooked something, decorated a table, and had a nice visit eating the fruit of our labors. We call these times " having a tea party". Our menus do not meet the standards of Tea Time magazine but we have a great time.

This is a flashback to our first tea party in 2013. It really warms my heart.

You can read the entire post here.
Leftover pumpkin roll from my Garden Club and candy corn came in handy. 
A copper pitcher holds orange Alstromeria surrounded by several snacks. My granddaughter made the festive franks and puppy chow mix from recipes from her Home Economics class.
 My grandmother's quilt that I had forgotten I had provided the perfect tablecloth for us.

The weather cooperated and we enjoyed hot apple cider and all the snacks on the patio. 
We also baked peanut butter cookies but they didn't last long!
This tea party is from October 2017. Click here to view the entire post. 

Tea Party with Sophie 2017
This post started out only about fall snacks with our Alabama granddaughter but then I started reminiscing. Looking back at former tea parties is fun. Our hearts are full that God willing we will have all our grandchildren at our house this year for Christmas. The parties aren't elaborate but they enjoy them.

This party was the day after Thanksgiving 2017 and they wanted to decorate for Christmas. 
Frequently I hear, " Oh, I remember that." 

Texas tea party in November 2018. It can be viewed here.

And this tea party was held recently in Texas in early October. We started outside but it was 98 degrees so we moved inside. Her brother was playing golf with his granddaddy and Dad. We shopped for ingredients, baked, and decorated the cupcakes, and barely had time to eat them before everyone was home. 

I almost forgot Leesy Loo( her nickname from her granddaddy) picked and arranged the flowers all by herself. I posted this party on Instagram but haven't blogged about it.

I'm a child at heart that remembers making tea cakes with my grandmother and her serving Russian tea from a quaint inexpensive teapot. Memories are special!  
What memories have you been making lately?


  1. Bonnie, I adore this post...your grands are beautiful. The Alabama granddaughter looks just like you. Looking back on your earlier tea parties is a reminder how quickly time passes and I need to be in the moment and enjoy everyone one of them. The quilt from your grandmother is so special and I am sure will be handed down. I love your copper pitcher filled with orange alstroemeria. Pumpkin roll is a favorite dessert during the autumn season. What priceless and precious memories that your grands will have through your blog.

  2. This is some of the BEST moments of life right here, Bonnie! You are blessed. Thanks for sharing. I can't believe how much the grands have grown up over just the past few years!

  3. What wonderful memories you are creating with your grandchildren.

  4. Awwww Bonnie, this grandmother enjoyed your post of tea parties so very much!! I agree that your Alabama granddaughter looks like you. Your setting with your grandmother’s quilt, the flowers and treats is just perfect. Seeing your other grands was so much fun, too. What wonderful memories you’ve made and shared. ❤️

  5. Beautiful grandchildren, Bonnie. I know these visits are special, and making the tea party memories give these grands special times with you to remember forever. The outdoor setting is perfect. It looks like a gorgeous day. Happy October!

  6. Oh Bonnie...I love you sharing these wonderful memories of these special times. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LITTLE GIRL? My, she is so grown. SLOW DOWN TIME! Love the tea parties. What wonderful memories for your grands sweet lady. And yes, I agree...your beautiful Alabama grandgirl favors you a lot. Hope you have a great and blessed week. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. I love each and every photo -- especially the ones of you with your beautiful granddaughter. Oh, my ! That's not that many years to have grown so. Your table is -- as always -- gorgeous and the perfect autumn table. What a wonderful time.

  8. Oh Bonnie, what special memories you have made with your grandchildren. Tea parties are special for little girls and I love your grands are spending time with you. The children are sure growing up fast and they are all so adorable. I always enjoy seeing your photos, great shot of you and your AL granddaughter.

  9. Bonnie, I love seeing the previous years’ tea parties…your cute grands are growing up especially Leesy Loo! :) Love your grandmother’s pretty quilt as a tablecloth with your pretty pumpkin plates. Your copper vase with your flowers on your handsome bread board make the perfect centerpiece.♥

  10. Bonnie, a lovely post. I know you so enjoyed having your granddaughter visit with you. Special memories for you both. Your table is lovely and your grandmother's quilt is so pretty. Happy autumn days to you, Bonnie.

  11. Such a sweet post Bonnie and so many wonderful memories and smiles! What a great tradition, setting a tea party table...I believe you've got a future tablescaper there!

  12. This is lovely, Bonnie. Your granddaughter is so sweet and that pumpkin roll really calls to me.

  13. That is just it with Grandchildren; they spring up when you aren't looking... how they have those redheads and
    your AL sweetheart does favor you.


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