Taking Tea With Alice

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A Book Review

Taking Tea with Alice: Looking-Glass Tea Parties and Fanciful Victorian Teas



by Dawn Hylton Gottlieb and Diane Sedo

Published by Warner Books



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The charms of tea are many, but one which is dear to my heart is it's ability to bring children and adults together for whimsical tea parties. In a world where our children are often exposed to violence and conflict, it's important to give them a refuge and help them feel safe and loved. One way to do this is by giving magical tea parties that entertain and delight, while creating memories that will lend comfort when needed. Taking Tea with Alice is a delightful book full of inspiration, menus, games, and activites . It's inspiration stems not just from the party plans themselves, but from the beautiful photographs, text and illustrations in the book. You'll find the following plans:

  • "Drink Me": Tea with the Mad Hatter.
  • Painting the Roses Red: Tea in the Garden.
  • The Coronation Of Queen Alice: A Nursery Tea.
  • In Honor Of Saint Valentine: Cupid's Tea.
  • A Midsummer Night: Tea With The Fairies.
  • The Holiday Yuletide: A Family Tea.
The authors ask us to "Come follow us as we explore the magic of traveling through the looking-glass, attending the many tea parties that Alice herself, both the character in the stories and the real little girl, would have attended. Welcome to Alice's Wonderland"

Dawn Hylton Gottlieb and Diane Sedo share with us tidbits on the real-life Alice of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, and give us a look into the life of Victorian children. I collect books on tea, but rarely have I seen a book that so completely inspires giving tea parties with children. After reading Taking Tea With Alice, you will no doubt be holding weekly tea parties even if no special occasion exists, and making memories that will last a lifetime for all involved!

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About The Author

Brenda Hyde is a freelance writer living on ten acres in rural Michigan with her husband and three kids. She is a mom, grandma, gardener, cook and writer. She blogs on all of these topics at Harvestmoongazette.blogspot.com.

 
 

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