My 3 year old daughter Clara loves to have tea parties at our house. So, when I saw the Mrs. Claus Tea event at the Strathmore Mansion advertised, I knew it would be a big hit with her. Santa, Mrs. Claus, cookies, & tea – what’s not to love? I try to do one activity with just Clara every weekend, so that she feels like she has special one-on-one time with her Momma. This seemed like the perfect fit for our momma-daughter date.
The Strathmore Mansion is beautiful! As we were walking up to the front doors, I was telling Clara that this is where Momma and Daddy had their wedding reception but in return she said “No, you can’t marry Daddy. I’m going to.” I’ll have to try to explain that to her in another couple years!
After entering, we were seated at our table in the Music Room. The tables are set according to your party size, so Clara and I had an intimate little table all to ourselves. The table included a name card and menu.
The first plate we were served had four little tea sandwiches, a muffin, scone, and ants on a log. Clara loved putting the sugar cubes in my tea and getting to use real fancy china!
After we were served our dessert plate, they gave bells to all the children and told them to ring them so Mrs. Claus would know where we were. Then sure enough, Mrs. Claus made her appearance. She visited each table and gave the children a small stuffed snowman.
After tea, Mrs. Claus read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” to the children in the Main Hall.
Santa Claus surprised the children after the story. They all got a chance to sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas.
This was such a cute event! I will definitely attend the tea again when little Miss Mae is older and I can take both girls.
•Tickets were $28/person
•The Strathmore has many events for children throughout the year. Check their events calendar for more info.
•If you want to attend next year, make your reservations early – the tea was sold out at the end of October this year.