Saturday, December 18, 2010

Nutcracker Tea

I have to start out this post with a BIG HUGE THANK YOU!!!!! to my wonderful Naomi!  Rachel and I had planned a special afternoon out. I had a babysitter all lined up and she cancelled at the VERY last minute!  That did not make for a happy six year old or a happy mama.  So I called my friend Naomi and she had the perfect sitter for me!!! So Rachel and I were able to have a wonderful afternoon together.

Earlier this fall, I looked into getting tickets for us to go see the Nutcracker Ballet. But the tickets were kind of spendy, I wasn't too sure if Rachel would even like the ballet or make it through the entire thing, so I decided against it.  Later I saw that a hotel in Atlanta has an afternoon tea party with many of the dancers from the ballet and I thought that might be fun for Rachel. We went to the party today and had a great time!

The party was in a huge ballroom that they had beautifully decorated.  There were tons of mothers and daughters attending.  I didn't realize how many people would  be there. Everyone had their own table, which I liked. I am not very good at making "chit-chat" with complete strangers.

We went to the cookie decorating station and fixed up a gingerbread man.

Then carolers came out and sang a few songs.  They had great voices, but the ladies had these weird pointsetta headbands on and it kind of made me laugh. Not too sure what those were all about?

The dancers came through the room and chatted with everyone.  These girls were really sweet!

Then the dancing started up.

Enjoying some hot chocolate. 
 All the kids were served hot cocoa and the adults had hot tea and water.  Everyone received a plate full of cute little sandwiches and then a dessert plate.

Dessert- how cute is that Nutcracker!

Mrs. Claus came out and talked with all the kids and then Santa came and said hello. After the party, Santa and his wife were in the hallway and ready for pictures.

The hotel was decorated so pretty. After the party, we took a little tour and checked it all out.

This village with a train was incredible!

Last stop was in front of the tree. 
 I heard if you stay at the hotel, that for a small fee, Santa will come to your room and tuck your kids into bed at night- fun idea!  Maybe next year?

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1 comment:

  1. Wow..that looks like the most amazing thing ever! My kids are obsessed with the Nutcracker and would have LOVED that. I would have driven out to Atlanta no problem!