Monday, December 3, 2018

Tea with Mr. and Mrs. Claus

We are really into the Christmas spirit,
and Mr. Claus has arrived to help
get the season going.

Invitations had been sent out, inviting the
little ones to come to tea with Mr. and Mrs.
Claus, with chocolate dipping afterwards, with
the parents.

This would be happening at 
Mrs. Claus's Chocolate Factory.

Sometimes busy parents needs a reminder.

(Both invitations were made easy on Picmonkey.)

Mr. and Mrs. Claus were in the entry ready for 
their little guests.
(Notice my new boots I got last year.)

Everyone got their picture taken with Mr. Claus.

Then they all went into the kitchen to
write a letter to Papa Claus (Grandpa) with
their pens that we got from the Candy Cane Inn
last week at Disneyland.

Some of the letters were sooooo funny. One
darling granddaughter asked for him
to get his hair back for Christmas!!!

Then Papa Claus changed into Chef Claus for
the tea party.

There was an abundance of candy canes
and we showed off our hard to get
Candy Cane from Disneyland.
(Papa thought that standing in line to get
the wristband and then going back later
meant we got a free candy cane!!  Haha,
no, this is a giant handmade candy cane
that they charge $15 for, but we got two
and we were able to
see them making some.)

We used our same table setting from 
but now we multiplied it to fit
11, and we swapped out goblets
for cocoa mugs.

The menu included turkey and cheese finger sandwiches,
PB&J finger sandwiches, raspberries, strawberries
and blueberries, meringues and macarons.

My stackable Chiavari chairs are more
slim-lined than my normal chairs,
so the table was able to fit everyone.
Were they excited or what?

After everyone ate, Chef Claus made mini
peppermint shakes that Mrs. Claus had
dipped in chocolate and sprinkles.

The chocolate dipping was a bit chaotic and
extremely messy, but the kids had a lot of fun.
(When in doubt, remove the clothes!)

I normally dip in the large mechanized
chocolate dipping machine, but we had so many
little hands in there, that I went back to the way
I learned to dip, with an electric fry pan, and I
did the serious dipping while they had fun.

My oldest daughter pictured here with
her oldest and youngest usually helps with
the serious dipping, but they were home
trying to get their new home ready for a
final inspection.  Little one sure wanted
to get her hands on some chocolate.

You can see Papa has switched into
another holiday outfit so that he didn't ruin
his Santa outfit.

It was quite the party!

Thanks for stopping by to visit us during
this wonderful Christmas season.

I will be posting with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. This post was such a fun read! It felt like I was there! I love everything here! Im sure the kids had a ball! Just look at those faces!!! Clothes Optional. Haha

  2. Cute!! I love those red striped plates. I found one at Home Goods but they didn't have any more :( I love the whole table set with them. Very festive post ;)


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