My daughter Natalie turned 8 July 14th. How exciting! Except, that my Mom has been in the hospital and our car broke down! This wasn't my best week! Rene to the Rescue! Rene Perez of Bella's Teas and Treats saved me! 'How would Natalie like to have her party here?' she asked. (This is where the clouds opened and the big beams of light came down on me) Natalie LOVES Bella's Tea Room!! So, today I showed up to the Tea Room, frazzled and rushed of course, to find a table set with tiny tea cups and china. Straw hats decorated with flowers, and a tiara for Natalie, and feather boas were waiting at each seat. The girls loved looking at all the cute stuff and trying on the fancy hats. Ahhh, I finally get to sit down. Rene had set an Adults table with our own platter of (my favorite) Turkey croissant and tuna sandwiches. Then I got my choice of 55 teas- hot or cold! Yum! My sister tried the energizer hot tea, and I had the iced white peach tea. I love that they offer stevia and sugar in the raw for sweeteners. My husband enjoyed the lemonade served in mason jars. Once all were settled Rene demonstrated how to use the tongs to politely take a finger sandwich (pb&j with banana slices and ham & cheese). She gave a brief history of the High Tea and showed the girls proper etiquette. Although the girls chose from lemonade and punch, they held their pinkies in the air and sipped like the queen. The little ladies enjoyed being fancy giggled away while Natalie opened her presents. What is a tea party without treats? The little ladies enjoyedtreats of mini cream puffs and cinnamon bread with Nutella and strawberries. Luckily for me, Rene remembered to take a picture of the cake before bringing it to the table on a fancy platter. (I always forget to take a picture of the cake!) The cake's arrival was marked with bubbles from a bubble machine! What fun! After cake, the girls danced around in the bubble filled patio. I can definitely say, 'A good time was had by all!' I highly reccomend Bella's Teas and Treats for your girly parties, and just a nice peaceful lunch.