Yesterday we finally had a Dragon Tea Party, which Laurel has been requesting for several months now. We sipped cinnamon plum tea while we nibbled heart-shaped cucumber sandwiches and cheese sandwiches. We ate fiery rings of dragon’s breath (dried cinammon apples) as well as dragon teeth (shortbread cookies) and pink M&Ms leftover from Laurel’s birthday.
With so much help from Laurel and Linnea, the party required very little no actual planning on my part, and it covered both lunch and storytime. We might have to do a second one with actual, living, breathing guests, but this time around, we were content to have only stuffed dragons present.
Once we were as stuffed as our guests, we read three dragon books:
- No Dragons for Tea by Jean Pendzowil
- The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
- and, only because Linnea insisted, Peek-A-Boo Bard by Julie Aigner-Clark
And, after all the dragons awoke from their naps, I let the girls watch Pete’s Dragon. Just because. I loved that movie when I was little.
Oh, and by the way, if you read about our Teddy Bear Stay-Cation this summer, I should mention that we have two more additions to our list of teddy bear books. They are:
- Where’s My Teddy by Jez Alborough
- We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen (Laurel’s new favorite)