An ancient Victorian Teddy Buck Tea Affair at the Franklin Park Conservatory transported accouchement to a simpler time. With themed aliment and crafts, three tea affair sessions hosted a absolute of 180 bodies Saturday.
It isn’t every day that a 7-year-old gets the adventitious to top off her adorned dress with her best cord of pearls.
But Ellie Armstrong-Phillips was so aflame about the Victorian tea affair Saturday at Franklin Park Conservatory that she pulled out all her admired accouterments.
The absolute brilliant at her table, though, was Luna Joy Armstrong-Phillips, Ellie’s admired teddy bear. Luna Joy was all spiffed up in her angel gown, sparkly roller skates and light-up butterfly wings.
“I dressed her all up for today,” Ellie said of Luna Joy. “We had fun.”
It artlessly was cuteness afflict at the sold-out Victorian Teddy Buck Tea Affair ($5 per actuality with a paid conservatory admission) central the conservatory’s John F. Wolfe Palm House. Three hourlong gatherings accustomed 60 bodies anniversary (not counting the accompaniment teddy bears and assorted blimp dogs and birds and penguins, of course).
The feel sandwiches were shaped like teddy bears, Teddy Grahams “drove” little cars fabricated of amber bars, and the acquiescent treats were shaped into arctic bears.
Dee Ashworth, visitor-experience administrator at the conservatory, said the anniversary tea parties are a fan favorite. This year, though, “we absolutely upped our game.”
Besides aloof adequate aloof the fun-shaped food, the kids busy their tea cups and fabricated a craft.
But it seemed best of them aloof admired the abstraction of actuality fancy.
The Kellett sisters — 2-year-old Cecilia and 4-year-old Georgia — dressed as princesses and wore their best tiaras. Elsa Buck and Candy Buck accompanied them and wore their best gowns, too. The bears alike anniversary sat in their own chairs.
Mom Lauren Kellett said the family, from Granville, aloof enjoyed that it was a above accident that fabricated all the kids feel special.
“The girls adulation all things tea affair and princess, so they wouldn’t accept capital to absence this,” she said.
Ellie’s mom, Erin Armstrong, said the best allotment about the day was that none of the accouchement in the allowance was arena on an cyberbanking device.
“I like that the kids still can adore such an ancient affair — aloof a morning spent with teddy bears,” said Armstrong, from Worthington. “That’s appealing neat.”
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