Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Tea Party Game
After a productive afternoon of shopping while on vacation last week, I got back and began unwrapping all my goodies to show DH. When I pulled out this Tea Party Game I found in an art supply store, he grinned and asked if I had gotten this as a gift for one of my nieces. "No, it's for me." (It says on the box it's "For Ages 5+" and I clearly qualify.) But alas, DH was not inclined to play, so I'll be taking this game on the road this weekend and hopefully my nieces will agree to play it with me.
As a child, I always liked games with those "spinner" boards. This one, in the shape of a teapot, is just too adorable. The game also comes with a real fabric tablecloth (child-sized). The general idea is to spin and collect all the pieces in a place setting, but you lose a piece of your place setting if you happen to land on the bees.
There are four cardboard sets of "china" and tea party foods, and happily each set of china has a different pattern, and even the foods are different. The sweets, for instance, include petits fours, chocolate cake, strawberries and a slice of fruit tart. (I would go for the petits fours.) Although of course I'm hoping the little girls in my life will want to play this during visits to my home, I'm also thinking this would be fun to play with some "big girls" as well at a future tea party. I know many of us have daughters, nieces and/or grandchildren we like to expose to teatime, so if you're interested, the game is made by eeBoo Corporation, and you can see it here. Now, if I can just figure out how to play it solitaire ...