Alix and Kate have been planning their first garden party at Kenilworth for at least… ohhh... 2 months or more.
They made a list of guests, planned the food, made decorations and prepared for the day. Although it was overcast and raining occasionally throughout the morning, the Garden Party was a sweet success. The girls just moved it indoors and had a grand time.
They asked me to pray for them before they started, which I was honored to do. Then I added a couple of suggestions about seeds and other “food dangers” and how to handle them in a ladylike way, per one of our etiquette books.
For example, the grapes we were serving happened to be the extra large kind with a few seeds in the center. Did you know that traditional etiquette says to remove the seeds the same way they went into your mouth? So if you ate the grape by hand, which is most likely, you should take the seeds out of your mouth by hand and place them discreetly on the edge of your plate. I think the key word here really is discreetly.
Or you could just swallow them, which I know at least one of the girls chose to do. ;)
After a delightful time of eating, the girls played a few games, and took pictures of each other.
It was a lovely time of fellowship between friends and cousins.