Missy Barrett's Adventures

The amazing adventures of a fictional child

Tea Party Central

Probably you already noticed that lately I’ve been having a whole lot of parties and that’s because lots of people are asking me to bring my Missy Barrett Tea Parties to them, and so me and my we do that.

Last week, the week started with a fantastically fun tea party for the 4th Quartermaster, Company “A” Battalion service members that were stationed in Germany between 1957 and 1960.  You might think that they wouldn’t want a tea party, but they did so we brought them a superly fun Missy Barrett Tea Party and I made all kinds of homemade stuff for them to take home like I make for all my tea parties, and the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, they put together a really great package of attractions and sights to see while they were here and for when they come back to visit again.  Here’s a picture of some of the people as they were getting settled in the tea party area, waiting for the tea party to begin.

After I took this picture, my camera broke for good and forever, so I don’t have any other pictures from this event.  But you can already see that people there were a lot of people coming to the party, and there were even more that showed up after my camera stopped taking pictures.

Then on Wednesday, we went to Knoxville with author Thomas D. Taylor, and we had another Missy Barrett Tea Party.  This one was a English Garden Tea Party so it was a little more fancy.  Thomas read part of his one book called “Life Is A Journey” and then part of another book  of his called “Ghostly Quintet.”  My mom played songs everybody knew so everybody was singing “You Are My Sunshine” and “Bicycle Made For Two” and songs that my brothers , Aaron and Josh, call campfire songs.  I told some funny stories about my Grandpa Two Rivers, and we then we had a draw for some prizes.  When all of that was happening, everybody was enjoying tea and sweet treats.  It was so much fun.

The handmade surprise was something I thought would be perfect for people to use over and over again.  It was a tea pouch that also doubles as a coaster so tables don’t get marked up when you’re having something to drink and you have to sometimes put the drink down between sips.  I made cross-stitched roses for those, and then sewed them on green felt.  I made a lot of them, and when we left, there were zero zip ones to bring back home so that’s a very good sign that I had a great idea to make those for this tea party.

Then on Friday, there was another tea party and that one was the Missy Barrett Stars and Stripes Tea Party because it was between Memorial Day and Independence Day, and the day after Flag Day (and that’s on June 14 every single year).  This party had more kids than grown-ups at it but there were still lots of grown-ups so you know that means there were way lots of kids, too.  I was so excited to see so many people brought their patriotic selves to the party and worse patriotic colors and some even had stars and stripes on them.

The donuts at Courthouse Donuts were delicious, and everybody got to choose the special toppings they wanted on top of their donuts.  This is just one more reason that Ms. Dyer and Courthouse Donuts won a Missy Barrett Seal of Awesomeness Award in January this year.  Anyway, the take home surprises I made for this party were little notebooks I painted up and decorated patriotic, and at the end of the party there wasn’t even one single book left for me to take back home so that made me superly happy.

Also at this party, we learned a whole lot about how come the flag looks the way it does, and how Betsy Ross told George Washington she wasn’t going to put six-sided stars on the flag, and how she showed the committee how to make five-sided stars super fast and easy just by folding paper a special way and then cutting it with two snips, and other important stuff.  I never knew before that Betsy Ross got told to just make the flag the way she wanted to make it but to kind of stick to the idea of stars and stripes and that.

This week, recording artist and author Artie Q is in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.  If you don’t have a copy yet, you need to download “Artie Q’s Guide To Moving in LA” from Amazon or Audibles or iTunes.  Also, you can buy his music on Amazon and on CD Baby.

So my next blog entry is going to be all about meeting Artie Q and what happened, and maybe there’s going to be a way enough time to do a small interview for my blog.  That would be superly fun I think.

P.S.  All pictures after the first tea party were taken with a camera I’m borrowing right now.  I’m looking for a excellent camera to replace my broken Fuji Fine Pix S 1500 that was majorly old but about the best camera ever.

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Did You Win

So last month I didn’t write any blog entries because I was superly busy with the 2nd Annual Missy Barrett Pinwheels and Pearls Scavenger Hunt, and yesterday was the wind-up at the Relay For Life of Sevier County event in downtown Sevierville.  I was there at my table and got to talk to bunches and bunches of people, and it was fun counting up all the stamps and stickers in people’s books so they could get the same number of draw tickets for chances to win one of the draw prizes.

For people that didn’t know about the Scavenger Hunt, they could still buy a book at the Relay For Life event and get 2 draw tickets for a chance to win one of the draw prizes.

If you weren’t there when tickets were drawn, here’s a picture of all the winning draw tickets.  You should check your draw tickets to see if you won anything because lots of people were there to collect their draw prizes but some people were not so  I’m trying to find them by sharing a picture of the winning draw tickets on my blog.

Probably you’re wondering how come there’s yellow duct tape on the board and stand.  That’s because two times, really  heavy rain came in with lots of what my mom called gusty wind so my mom made sure ahead of time the board wouldn’t go flying away if bad weather came in.  She said it’s because the smart thing to do is to plan for anything that maybe could happen and then be happy if it doesn’t happen at all.  Yesterday, the gusty wind happened a couple of times after the two times it rained superly hard.

Also, the one time it rained, the drains got overloaded and there was water all over the place and it started filling up the streets and pretty soon the water was almost ankle-deep in some places. This is a picture I took from my tent of the tent right next door just when the rain started up.  The drains weren’t all full up yet but it wasn’t even 5 more minutes and there was water all over the place and even when I stayed right under the tent like my mom told me, my dress got almost 100% wet from the rain because it started coming down sideways which was weird because the sky is up above, not on the side.

Also I don’t want to forget to say a great big humongous thank you to the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce for lending me their little tent for this event because if they didn’t do that, all of the draw prizes on my table would have been soaked and wrecked.  So thanks Sevierville Chamber of Commerce and especially thanks to Dave Stanfill, Membership Director for helping THIS Sevierville Chamber of Commerce member out like that.

Anyway, this month is busy but not so busy as last month, so I’ll be doing a way more better job of writing here on a regular weekly basis so stay tuned.

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