Traditions are so important to pass on to the next generation but one tradition in our family was started by my Granddaughter.
We love getting away when we can and the timing was perfect to take a trip in the RV to Lake Texana for my Birthday. One afternoon while we were sitting out under the trees having coffee, the phone rang. It was our precious Cheyenne and she said, “Hi Meme; where are you?” I told her Papa and I were camping at Lake Texana. Then she asked, “But what about your Birthday? It’s your Birthday and we have to have a party.” I told her Meme’s don’t have Birthday parties we go camping. She responded, “No Meme EVERYONE has to have a Birthday party and we have to have a party for you!”
She was so insistent and would not take no for an answer so I promised her when I returned home we would have a party and celebrate my Birthday. That seemed to pacify her for the time being. But on Sunday as we were traveling home the phone rang again. It was Chey, “Meme are you coming home for your party?” I assured her again we would have a party.
The pressure was on…I was headed home and my Granddaughter was meeting me at my house to celebrate my Birthday. What on earth could I do quickly? Then it came to me…We will just have a little tea party.
When I arrived home, I pulled out a flowered table-cloth and put it on the table, grabbed some cute dishes I had tucked away in the buffet and filled them with nuts, Cheetos, and M&Ms, made some peanut butter and jelly finger sandwiches, brewed a pot of tea and we were ready to party! The guest list was short…just Cheyenne, Richard and I but we had loads of fun!
That was my very first Birthday Tea and every year since Cheyenne asks, “Hey Meme, what day are we having your Tea Party this year?”
Today we are celebrating the 5th Annual Birthday Tea…”La Tea Dah”. Though guest list has grown considerably and the menu has gotten much tastier with each passing year I will never forget my first Tea Party with my Granddaughter and how a new tradition got started.
Thank You Cheyenne!
Love Meme ♥