We can all remember those magical moments when, as kids, we got to do the things that were usually only for grown-ups. This weekend, my mom is taking my daughters and some of their friends for one such special outing -- a traditional tea party at the Crown & Crumpet Tea Salon in San Francisco.
The Crown & Crumpet is owned by my friends Amy and Christopher Dean, real tea aficionados who bring style, wit, and charm to everything they do. They've retained all the traditions of English tea parties, but serve up each cup in a room decorated in a bright, colorful, modern style. The girls' party will have a fairy theme, with tea, scones, crumpets, fairy cakes, crafts, and more, including the chance to learn some of the etiquette and traditions surrounding tea time.