Tea with Me
Tea for two (or more) is a "mommy and me" activity sure to be filled with memories in the making. It's also a great way to instill proper table manners using a means that's nothing but fun.
You can host your own tea party at home. If you don't have a tea set of your own, you can pick one up at a secondhand store for just a few dollars. Of course, you'll need tea, cream and sugar (you can even serve lemonade if it's more appealing to tiny taste buds). For scrumptious fare, offer a few dainty, bite-sized sandwiches on a tiered tray. Or, plate a few scones to serve with fruit and whipped cream. And, be sure to invite your child's favorite stuffed animals to your tête-à-tête.
If you'd like to host a child-friendly high tea in an actual tea room, there's probably one in your community. They range from the famous (New York City's The Russian Tea Room) to the infamous (The Dunbar Tea Shop in Sandwich, Mass., near the actual site of the Boston Tea Party). To find one near you, try a tea room finder, like TeaMap.com.