I’m a bit behind on my wrap-ups, and my schooling, because we went to Michigan for ten days. So today I’m going to share a little bit of what we were doing before we left.
So, part of Winter
crap’s Promise’s Children Around the World program consists of having cultural gatherings after every country study. Yeah, right. I’m am not that mother. LOL But I was planning on making a recipe or two from each country with the occasional gathering.
So we decided to host an English tea party since we had just finished with our study of England. Or in our case, a not-so-English tea party. We’re not ones for a lot of prep so we decided to do it “our way.” Or really, my way.
To give you an idea of what my way consists of, take a peek at the invite that I sent to a few friends. =o)
Mackenzie would like to hold a "traditional cream tea" (if you count what I plan to do as traditional which you won't lol) tea party to celebrate surviving 3 ridiculous weeks of winter crap. We would like y'all to come.
Note: This tea will not involve any actual tea. Unless you count crystal light peach tea or apple juice as tea. We don't even own a tea pot. Bring your own real tea if you insist.
Mackenzie will probably be in fancy dress, I will not and I do not require it. Mackenzie does require it of Ava. lol
Real scones are not what they serve at starbucks. But boy are they easy to make. They involve jam and clotted cream. I don't like to eat things with the word clot in them. Plus, I looked at a recipe. It's just whipping cream cooked in your oven on way low forever. Another involved cheese but not cream cheese. Eww! Therefore, I will have whipped cream of the cool whip variety because I know that will taste good even if the scones don't. And for the love of all that is proper, it's cream before jam. Don't embarrass me by doing it backwards.
So now you have the gist of what our ghetto-fabulous tea is all about. We served fresh scones with jam, whipped cream, and lemon curd. I actually made the lemon curd. In the microwave. It was FABULOUS!!!
We also had fairy cakes (cup cakes), decorated by Mackenzie and fresh fruit. I didn’t think to take a picture of the spread. I’ve never in my life forgotten to take a picture of anything before. Go figure! All my hard work on scones and curd and not one photo. lol
Mackenzie practiced some English quilling and decorated her “party.” This brilliant idea came from the $15 Expedition Earth curriculum. I made a couple myself. It’s harder than it sounds. LOL
Decorating her fairy cakes.
All ready for her party. Check out my quilled tea cups behind her. They look better from afar. LOL
The party guests. I let Kayleigh invite a guest too.
Time for Tea! Such as it is.
And because I know that you all look forward to it, here’s one of our WP funnies from that week. This is our map of Europe, with the figures for England and Ireland on it.
I’m predicting that this map will be totally covered before we’re finished. We won’t even be able to tell it’s a map. Woot!! Imagine if they did all the European countries. LOL I’d have to stick them on the back too.
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