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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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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