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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My Mom Joins The Blogosphere

My mom runs her own business out of our house, and she’s really, really good at what she does.  What does she do?  She helps small office and home offices (she calls them SOHOs) with marketing and promotion and public relations, and like I said, she’s really, really good at doing that.

Anyway, my mom has a lot of experience with social media even if she didn’t used to have any social media of her own or her business.  In fact, when I got my blog, she wasn’t too happy I had a blog but that was mostly because if you’re a kid, you’re supposed to have a grown-up in charge of your social media stuff to help keep you safe.  I didn’t know that.  I thought just having my brother Aaron in charge was okay because he’s pretty much a grown-up because he goes to college.

Nope.

If you have a brother that’s pretty much a grown-up, you still have to get your mom or dad to say it’s okay to have social media, and then they have to have all your passwords.  And plus, you can’t change your passwords otherwise your mom or dad are going to get mad at you and lock you out of your social media.

So my mom’s been watching my social media and that means my blog and my Facebook page and my Twitter feed.  I guess she thinks I’m doing a superly great job of not getting into trouble on social media and staying safe because my mom joined the blogosphere this week.

She has a blog on WordPress that’s called Jenna Barrett Marketing.  I guess she figured that my idea of going with a easy name for people to remember really is the best way to pick a blog name.  I love her tag line:  Doing Business Like A Boss.  I’m going to have to come up with something catchy like that for my blog I think.

And  you know what her first blog entry was about?  It was about me and Twitter!  She even has screenshots from my Twitter account on her blog.  So thanks to my mom for sharing my Twitter stuff!

Want to know what else my mom did when she joined the blogosphere?  She got a Facebook page and you can LIKE it by going to Facebook HERE and clicking LIKE.  In fact, I would consider it a personal favor to me if you did that because you guys all know how much I love my mom.

So mom … welcome to the blogosphere, especially WordPress and Facebook because I think you’re going to really love sharing important stuff with online people the same way you share important stuff with real people and with me and Josh and Aaron (and sometimes Roy and every once in a while with Grandma and Grandpa Barrett and once in a blue moon with Grandma and Grandpa Two Rivers).

Also, I’m going to follow your blog so I can learn how to be way better at business because someday when I’m a grown-up, I’m going to be a undercover private eye detective and plus the Chief of Staff for Artie Q International.

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