Missy Barrett's Adventures

The amazing adventures of a fictional child

The Magic of Tea Parties

I think tea parties are magic.

For as long as a tea party is, the magic fills the room and brings so much lovingness and fun to the tea partiers.  Cellphones get put away, and for a while, even the Internet doesn’t exist.  For a while, all that matters are the people you’re enjoying the tea party with, and everyone talks about important things that matter to them.

On Friday, I had my Missy Barrett Thanksgiving Tea Party at Mom’s Vintage Kitchen (that’s at 118 Bruce Street in downtown Sevierville) and it was a SOLD OUT full house event.  I was so excited when Christie (she’s the Mom of Mom’s Vintage Kitchen) told my mom every ticket got sold for the event.

Every tea party, me and both of my grandmas, we make things that are special for the tea party.  I made tea’n’treats pouches — all of them!  My two grandmas and me, we hand sewed felt napkin rings that were gold and light green and dark green with orangey-gold embroidery thread.  Then my Grandma Two Rivers, she made all of the origami owls (she’s a expert at making origami everything).

My mom bought some Thanksgiving napkins with turkeys on them, so I got to roll them up one by one, and slip them into the napkin rings.

Christie (she’s the Mom of Mom’s Vintage Kitchen) made way so delicious food for the event.  She made things like pumpkin soup (it was really delicious) and it came with these homemade toasted pumpernickel bread that were about the size of a Melba toast with a superly yummy topping.  The sweet part of the event was the puffed corn in two different flavors.  Of course, there was tea in different flavors, too, and they were delicious — all of them.

Here’s some pictures of what the tea party looked like (that’s Erik Dobell in the top picture).

The entertainment was awesome and amazing.  How do I know?  Because I was there!  The Master Mentalist, Erik Dobell of Impossibilities playing at the Iris Theater in the Gatlinburg Space Needle did magic and showed of his mentalist tricks.  I still have zero zip idea how he did what he did but I can tell you that everyone at my tea party was superly surprised and astounded (that’s a new word I learned at my tea party) by what he did.  I don’t know if anybody knew how he could tell what people were thinking.  I sure didn’t know.  Everyone had a good time, and we laughed a whole lot mostly because Erik Dobell is a lot of fun.  If you want to see his show, you should just buy tickets and go to his show.

Just so you know, the Impossibilities people (that’s Erik Dobell and Chris Collins) they’ve been on NBC television and on Fox Television and on America’s Got Talent.  Also, big people like the NFL and Sony Electronics and Carnival Cruise Lines and other big name companies got entertained by them. That’s how excellent their show is.

Here’s some more pictures that got taken at my Missy Barrett Thanksgiving Tea Party!

Can you guess what the people in the last picture are doing?  They’re buying tickets for my Missy Barrett Holiday Tea Party on Friday, December 15!  The 2 in the afternoon Missy Barrett Holiday Tea Party is already all SOLD OUT but there’s still tickets for the 4 in the afternoon Missy Barrett Holiday Tea Party, so be sure to get a hold of Mom at Mom’s Vintage Kitchen and buy your $4 a person ticket for my next tea party.  Tickets for my tea parties sell out fast and it’s because we have so much fun together, and the food is amazing!

I also want to let everyone know that Mom’s having a special Breakfast with Santa party and lots more at her place.  You can get all the details (and tickets to Breakfast with Santa for $5 a person) by calling Christie (she’s the Mom of Mom’s Vintage Kitchen) at 865-446-2343.  If there’s any tickets left for my 4 o’clock Holiday Tea Party on December 15, you should buy those tickets at the same time you buy your Breakfast with Santa tickets.

Just wait till you find out who the entertainment is going to be for my Holiday Tea Parties in December.  Just start following my Facebook event page by clicking HERE.  Click GOING and then INVITE your friends because maybe they don’t know about my fabulously fun tea parties and they really need to know about them because they’re fabulously fun.

And yes, my tea parties are for boys AND for girls, and they’re for all ages so that means little kids and big kids and teenagers (like my brother Josh) and young adults (like my other brother Aaron) and grown-ups (and that’s people like parents and grandparents and all their friends).

See you at my next tea party, and in the meantime, visit my Facebook page and let’s talk about all the great stuff happening in the next few weeks all the way up to Christmas and New Years, and then into next year.


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Finding Balance

There’s a new show in town and it’s called Acrobats of China.   My mom and brothers and me went to see this show on Saturday afternoon.  My mom said we were going to see plates spinning and juggling and balancing on a stack of chairs and spinning girls and gymnastic feats and other amazing stuff, and she wasn’t kidding.  Look at all these pictures I took at the show.

There was even a human slinky girl who could hula hoop more hula hoops all at the same time than anybody else in whole wide world.  Seriously!

One of the acts that made me laugh a lot and that I really, really loved was the one where the boys and men were juggling straw hats. Now maybe you think it’s easy to juggle straw hats because they’re not heavy and because they’re kind of big, but that’s not true. It’s actually way harder because if there’s even a little bit of unexpected breeze in the theater, those hats aren’t going to go where people think they’re going to go. So the jugglers have to pay a way lot of attention to everything, not just the hats they’re juggling.

There was even a magic trick that I’m still trying to figure out.  I think I know how it got done but my brothers say probably it’s not like how I explained it to them.  I would explain it to you except if I’m right I don’t want to wreck the magic of the trick for anyone reading this review by me.

Everyone on stage was always smiling even when they were doing very dangerous balancing acts like the lady that balanced on bricks that were on chairs stacked up almost all the way to the ceiling of the theater!  Also she was very careful not to get distracted and plus I was superly happy that before the show started, the MC (that’s short for Master of Ceremonies) asked everyone to NOT use any flash on their cameras when they took pictures.  Flash could have maybe made a accident happen especially when someone is doing a superly dangerous balancing act like the lady acrobat was doing.

Anyway, all the acrobats are very young.  The youngest one is 14 years old (that’s just a little younger than my brother Josh) and the oldest one is 22 years old (that’s just a little older than my brother Aaron).  I can tell you that if I worked hard at learning just one of the acts, when I’m 14 years old, I don’t think I’ll be ready to do what the acrobats were doing on stage.  That’s how talented all of them are.

When we were leaving the theater, I asked the lady at the ticket selling spot how long the acrobats are going to be here.  She said they’re going to be at the theater until January 7, 2018, then they’ll take a short break and be back in March again.

This show is Missy Barrett approved for all ages, so if you’re wondering if you should see this show, the answer is YES!  See this show.  Take all your friends and family with you, too, because that’s how much fun you’re going to have at this show.  I would tell you everything I saw yesterday but if I did, it might spoil the WOWness of everything and I want you to be amazed just like me and my family were when we saw the Acrobats of China.

So go see the show and then go to my Facebook page and let me know what you thought of it and even share pictures if you take any.


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